Sega announced today that Alien: Isolation, a upcoming survival-horror game by The Creative Assembly, will be receiving a six month DLC season pass which will allow players to access five expansion packs to the recently announced survivor mode.
Survivor mode is a time-based mode which will pit players in direct confrontations with the Alien with limited resources to achieve their objectives and escape. Sega’s announcement was heralded by the release of a new trailer highlighting the survivor mode.
“This is the game in its purest form; it’s you against the creature and it’s against the clock.” said Al Hope, creative lead on Alien: Isolation.
At launch on October 7, Alien: Isolation will be packaged with a single demo map of the survivor mode, called “Basement”, but on October 28 the first of five new DLC packs will be released for purchase. The first DLC package will contain three additional maps, which will feature their own set of objectives and challenges, a new character for players to command, and new enemies to obstruct the player. According to Sega’s press release, each monthly release will include new game modes, a new character and new maps to challenge players who’ve grown used to the mechanics.
The second Survival Mode expansion DLC will be released in November, with subsequent releases in the following months until March 2015. The season pass which will be sold upon the game’s release on October 7 will be able to pick up all of the DLC expansions at a 25 percent discount.
Creative Assembly stated that the new game will capture the feel and tension of the original 1979 film, forcing players to scavenge resources and improvise solutions in order to stay alive during gameplay. Alien: Isolation is coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.