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Dutch ’87 Announced As Next Paid DLC For Predator: Hunting Grounds!

As we speculated in our post about Patch 2.0, Illfonic has officially announced the next paid DLC as Dutch ’87! In addition to Dutch’s appearance from Predator, we’ll also be getting early access to Dutch’s M16 and Underslung grenade launcher (called Mercenary weapon for Hunting Grounds)!

Back in May we brought you Dutch 2025, but Predator: Hunting Grounds would not be a true love song to the ’87 Predator film if we didn’t bring the community a classic Dutch playable character. The opportunity to tell a new story with Dutch, and to represent his iconic look was so good, we had to do both! And just like Dutch 2025 you will get all the character lines voiced by the one and only. This Paid DLC will also get you 8 tint customizations and early access* to Dutch’s fully automatic, hard-hitting Mercenary weapon featuring an underbarrel grenade launcher and steady hip firing action.

 Dutch '87 Announced As Next Paid DLC For Predator: Hunting Grounds!

The paid DLC has typically been released on the 28th of the Month, but it looks like Dutch ’87 will be out on the 1st of September, meaning that we wont actually be seeing any paid DLC for August.

 Dutch '87 Announced As Next Paid DLC For Predator: Hunting Grounds!

Patch 2.0 is currently slated for release on the 28th of August, and it has now been announced that Illfonic will also be launching a trial weekend on the PlayStation 4 (I didn’t see any mention of Epic) so now’s a chance to try and convince any fellow Predator fans sitting on the fence about the game.

The trial will be open from 7am PT / 3pm BST / 4pm CEST on August 28th to 7am PT / 3pm BST / 4pm CEST  on August 30th on PS4 for players with an active PS Plus membership. If you don’t own Predator: Hunting Grounds just visit the PlayStation Store, download the Trial, and join your friends in the hunt. And don’t worry, the progress you make over the Free Trial Weekend will carry over if you decide to purchase the game. And just in time for Dutch ‘87!

 And don’t worry, the progress you make over the Free Trial Weekend will carry over if you decide to purchase the game.

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  1. Kailem
    Quote from: PAS Spinelli on Aug 28, 2020, 07:39:12 AMThe roar is from Predator 2, from when he is cauterizing his arm
    Also I think some weapons were changed in order thus explaining the switched loadouts

    That's it! I knew I'd heard it somewhere in P2, I just couldn't think where. To me it's become synonymous with AVP since it was basically the roar you'd hear over and over again for the Predators.

    Still not sure how they managed to mess it up when games from around 20 years ago got it right though.
  2. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: PAS Spinelli on Aug 28, 2020, 07:39:12 AM
    The roar is from Predator 2, from when he is cauterizing his arm

    Really? Wow, I didn't think of that. Yeah, I guess it could be. I have to give it another listen. Doesn't that Predator 2 roar have the cauterizing sizzling sound in the beginning of it, then it gets muffled when it cuts to Herb's wife? Well, that would explain why it cuts short. :laugh: I can't imagine Illfonic massaged the sound file considering they didn't opt to massage the better roar beginning with the syringe sound. Maybe you're both right and one of the AVP games already massaged it and Illfonic lifted it?
  3. PAS Spinelli
    Quote from: Kailem on Aug 28, 2020, 05:34:09 AM
    In an unbelievable turn of events they "fixed" City Hunter's roar; by swapping it out with a different one that's also broken!

    His new one is one of the main roars from the AVP PC games, only this time it cuts off halfway through, so not only does it just sound weird but he's also left doing the animation with no sound.

    Not to mention that the loadouts are all busted again after this patch, and not just because some of the gear and perks have new weight numbers. Weapons are missing or changed in some loadouts, and the second Predator loadout won't even, well, load.

    Add to that the fact that the game crashed in my very first post-patch Predator match and I'm suddenly not feeling like this is going to be the update to fix all the things that have been broken for so long.

    Oh, and people can still get under the coastal village buildings on Backwater, so I'd imagine they can still get under the map too. Because that's not something that needed to be fixed.....
    The roar is from Predator 2, from when he is cauterizing his arm
    Also I think some weapons were changed in order thus explaining the switched loadouts
  4. Kailem
    In an unbelievable turn of events they "fixed" City Hunter's roar; by swapping it out with a different one that's also broken!

    His new one is one of the main roars from the AVP PC games, only this time it cuts off halfway through, so not only does it just sound weird but he's also left doing the animation with no sound.

    Not to mention that the loadouts are all busted again after this patch, and not just because some of the gear and perks have new weight numbers. Weapons are missing or changed in some loadouts, and the second Predator loadout won't even, well, load.

    Add to that the fact that the game crashed in my very first post-patch Predator match and I'm suddenly not feeling like this is going to be the update to fix all the things that have been broken for so long.

    Oh, and people can still get under the coastal village buildings on Backwater, so I'd imagine they can still get under the map too. Because that's not something that needed to be fixed.....
  5. Tichinde
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Aug 27, 2020, 08:30:15 PM
    Thanks for posting Mikey!

    Quote from: Tichinde on Aug 27, 2020, 08:01:05 PM
    doesn't look like they fixed the mask. Voodoo will still be displeased

    Maybe that quacker of a biomask will be addressed in part two? Hopefully? 🤞

    Well as someone who didn't buy it. I can tell you I at least have a pretty serious issue I'm a little upset about. It says that at level 100 you should have the city hunter combistick... I'm 150, it's locked...

    pls help
  6. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: Kailem on Aug 26, 2020, 07:23:59 PM
    I see what you mean about the eyes, but for me the most distracting thing is the hair. I'm getting John Cena vibes more than I am 80's Arnold Schwarzenegger there. It just looks a little bit too full, at least from those angles.

    I guess we know why they photoshopped Arnold's head on the game model's body in the promo.  :-\

    Quote from: molasar on Aug 26, 2020, 08:28:46 PM
    This is still a huge jump from this

    https://photos.wowroms.com/emulators-roms-logo/22/137120/420-420/Predator.jpg

    BTW I still like a C64 version.

    :laugh:

    Btw, thanks for posting those pics Mole-star!
  7. Kailem
    I see what you mean about the eyes, but for me the most distracting thing is the hair. I'm getting John Cena vibes more than I am 80's Arnold Schwarzenegger there. It just looks a little bit too full, at least from those angles.
  8. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: SuperiorIronman on Aug 26, 2020, 12:52:30 PM
    I have a feeling his head model is an altered version of his 2025 appearance. Given how the models in Hunting Grounds works with heads being separate parts (at least on Predator), it might be that in order to save time they used an existing Arnold head (2025) to build 87 Dutch off of. Whether that got a slight remodel or not that would explain the weird features.

    He kind of looks like modern Arnold just aged back and so if they used that head as a baseline it could just be modern Dutch elements shining through.

    Could be. For instance, Arnold's nose is not the shape it used to be, which comes from age. The nose never stops growing in life.

    https://i.ibb.co/jkJKf7H/Screenshot-20200826-074441-Samsung-Internet.jpg
  9. SuperiorIronman
    I have a feeling his head model is an altered version of his 2025 appearance. Given how the models in Hunting Grounds works with heads being separate parts (at least on Predator), it might be that in order to save time they used an existing Arnold head (2025) to build 87 Dutch off of. Whether that got a slight remodel or not that would explain the weird features.

    He kind of looks like modern Arnold just aged back and so if they used that head as a baseline it could just be modern Dutch elements shining through.
  10. Voodoo Magic
    Well.... It's a likeness. Could be worse I guess. I do think the City Hunter modeler got more work.  :-\

    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 26, 2020, 07:58:53 AM
    I think that looks pretty good!

    You think? I don't know. The eyes are all wrong, throwing off the entire model I think. Illfonic did such a better job with Dutch 2025...

    https://i1.wp.com/media.criticalhit.net//2020/06/Predator_-Hunting-Grounds-2.jpg

    https://i.ibb.co/jRgmq3F/Resized-Screenshot-20200526-125323-You-Tube.png
  11. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: SuperiorIronman on Aug 25, 2020, 10:14:04 PM
    Now if we get a third version of Arnold that isn't as distinct we'd have a problem but this isn't Battlefront's Millenium Falcons all over again.

    In my humble opinion it would have been wiser to break up the two Dutchs with an alternate Fire team DLC.

    QuoteNo joke Voodoo, I'd pay to see a Hunting Grounds equivalent to the AVP Arcade Dutch.

    I have my eyes on a different cyborg...

    https://twitter.com/FnVoodooMagic/status/1296167216321302535?
  12. SuperiorIronman
    It's a "bull-shot" which is pretty standard for videogames. Just a really good (oftentimes photoshoped) image to get the general point across since for promos you often can't get certain poses in-game. So they take it and dress the image up or pose the model. 

    Both incarnations of Dutch are important for different reasons more or less that 2025 is the first time Arnold has been officially back, and 87 because the game's based on the first movie and anything related to that holds a bit of weight to the fanbase. Monetary reasons of course is why this happens in the first place but even getting it at all is huge given how Arnold historically just doesn't come back for these. I doubt he has any new lines but this being what it is I don't doubt it'd sell. Now if we get a third version of Arnold that isn't as distinct we'd have a problem but this isn't Battlefront's Millenium Falcons all over again.

    I wouldn't be surprised if within the 2.0 update we get the other masks due to the 87 connection. While AVP and Predators did have three masks, we know of Berserker and Scar and I don't know why we'd get Scar's mask for free when you'd think that'd be a selling point for the character class. I feel like it'd make more sense now that I think about it that it's going to be Jungle Hunter and its derivatives before they move on.

    The original mask
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/attachments/cp01-0001-1-jpg.1125154/

    2010 classic
    https://www.sideshow.com/storage/product-images/400047/battle-damaged-classic-predator-mask_predator_gallery_5c4c54ff5eedf.jpg

    And I'd wager it's either some Amengi (original suit Predator) inspired mask or it's getting to use the mask on Dutch's shoulder.


    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Aug 25, 2020, 10:05:32 PM
    Quote from: Kailem on Aug 25, 2020, 07:56:19 PM
    Yeah no mention of any sort of "hey, if you bought the
    I get it, it's Dutch. But still, I doubt too many people would have been disappointed with Harrigan or Royce, or even a character from the comics, perhaps. I'd totally be down with an Enoch Nakai fireteam DLC too.

    Before we get those, we have to complete the Dutch collection!

    Dutch 2025
    Dutch 1987
    Baby Dutch
    Teenager Dutch
    Old Man Dutch
    Arm Wrestling Dutch
    Thumb Wrestling Dutch
    Double Dutch
    Triple Dutch
    Dutch's Twin
    Dutch's Triplett
    Dutch's Clone
    Dutch 8
    Anti-Dutch
    Ninja Dutch
    Retired Dutch
    Cybernetic Dutch

    ;D

    No joke Voodoo, I'd pay to see a Hunting Grounds equivalent to the AVP Arcade Dutch.
  13. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: Kailem on Aug 25, 2020, 07:56:19 PM
    Yeah no mention of any sort of "hey, if you bought the
    I get it, it's Dutch. But still, I doubt too many people would have been disappointed with Harrigan or Royce, or even a character from the comics, perhaps. I'd totally be down with an Enoch Nakai fireteam DLC too.

    Before we get those, we have to complete the Dutch collection!

    Dutch 2025
    Dutch 1987
    Baby Dutch
    Teenager Dutch
    Old Man Dutch
    Arm Wrestling Dutch
    Thumb Wrestling Dutch
    Double Dutch
    Triple Dutch
    Dutch's Twin
    Dutch's Triplett
    Dutch's Clone
    Dutch 8
    Anti-Dutch
    Ninja Dutch
    Retired Dutch
    Cybernetic Dutch

    ;D
  14. Kailem
    Yeah no mention of any sort of "hey, if you bought the previous Dutch DLC you get this one for free for a limited time" or anything like that, just straight-up "buy him again!" And you know all the voice lines are going to be the same ones we already got in the current version as well, so it won't even have that going for it.

    Chances are that because I'm a damn fool I'll still end up getting it anyway, but I might at least wait a little to see if there are any new voice lines at all. But it's hard not to see this as the calculated move it is. They knew full-well that if they put the original Dutch skin out first rather than the "old Dutch" we got that everyone would have just bought that and be done with it. This way they know there's a lot more chance they can get people to double-dip.

    I get it, it's Dutch. But still, I doubt too many people would have been disappointed with Harrigan or Royce, or even a character from the comics, perhaps. I'd totally be down with an Enoch Nakai fireteam DLC too.
  15. molasar
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Aug 25, 2020, 07:19:28 PM
    If assumptions are correct, it is such an odd choice to superimpose Arnold's live film head on a game model that will be paid content, rather than using the game model's legitimate head. False advertising? We'll see. I've already crossed paths in the Illfonic forums with people believing what we see in that pic will be Dutch 1987's actual in-game head, already setting themselves up for a fall if the ingame head fails to live up to expectations.

    For a while everything felt managed well by Illfonic in my humble opinion. Then not capitalizing on Predators 10th anniversary, offering Alpha for free so soon after people sometimes paid absorbent prices to seek out the codes, not staggering fireteam releases with Predators to offset the wait times, the worst paid DLC yet where the City Hunter is broken in so many ways and still hasn't been patched a month after players paid, and now the way the (paid) Dutch 1987 is being handled so far just boggles the mind. :-\



    I guess they do not have the final version of the head yet. Even another screenshot is not showing it in the blog article.
  16. Voodoo Magic
    If assumptions are correct, it is such an odd choice to superimpose Arnold's live film head on a game model that will be paid content, rather than using the game model's legitimate head. False advertising? We'll see. I've already crossed paths in the Illfonic forums with people believing what we see in that pic will be Dutch 1987's actual in-game head, already setting themselves up for a fall if the ingame head fails to live up to expectations.

    For a while everything felt managed well by Illfonic in my humble opinion. Then not capitalizing on Predators 10th anniversary, offering Alpha for free so soon after people sometimes paid absorbent prices to seek out the codes, not staggering fireteam releases with Predators to offset the wait times, the worst paid DLC yet where the City Hunter is broken in so many ways and still hasn't been patched a month after players paid, and now the way the (paid) Dutch 1987 is being handled so far just boggles the mind. :-\

  17. Lost_Hunter
    I don't think the head is but the arm and gun are definitely a model. Looks cool, I'll be throwing down for this. It would be nice if Illfonic through in a map from the original movie. Billy's log, the waterfall, just spit ballin.
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