Ryse: Son of Rome players can now pick up the Duel of Fates DLC pack for the game that adds two new arena mode round-to-round maps called “Invictus” and “Barbarous,” and a new survival map called “Island.”
As well as these, two new gladiator skins are also being added to the game: Glott the barbarian chief and protagonist Marius Titus. These new maps are “sprawling, multi-tiered affairs that expand well beyond the Roman Colosseum’s ability to hold all the action.”
“The maps are loosely based on historical events. The Servile Wars, a series of slave uprisings, inspired the creation of the ‘Invictus’ map. ‘Barbarous’ hearkens back to the numerous barbarian invasions that helped spur the fall of the Roman Empire,” Microsoft explains.
“In these maps, gladiators are tasked with seizing and holding special landmarks such as the God Tree, lighting wicker men on fire, defending Emperor Nero from harm, and avoiding numerous firetraps and arrow jets. New underground areas link certain stages together, with plenty of thematic and environmental diversity within each map.”
Duel of Fates will set you back $8.99, or is free with the $19.99 season pass.