Let it never be said that Coffee Stain Studios, the developers behind FPS/tower defense genre-bender Sanctum 2, don’t love their fans. If you’re still mining for fun from this year’s earlier release, then you’ll be pleased to know that a third DLC pack, titled The Pursuit, will be released on October 25, bringing with it another slew of new weapons, towers and missions to complete.
Similar to the first two DLC releases, The Pursuit seeks to inject a bit more variety and longevity into Sanctum 2, which shouldn’t be difficult given the addictive nature of the gameplay.
For a detailed overview of what to expect, check out part of the press release below:
Rad Weaponry – Take advantage of two new weapons: Grenade Launcher and Drone Launcher. The Grenade Launcher fires bouncing explosives that includes a cluster grenade option while the Drone Launcher sends smart aerial drones to attack enemies in a swarm of laser fire or a “suicide option” where drones crash into foes for explosive damage.
Towers of Power – Two new towers power-up the available defensive options. The Friendship Laser fires a single-shot laser and will also channel laser power to neighboring Friendship Laser towers, amplifying damage against monsters. The Mind Control Spire changes enemies into allies that attack other monsters for a few seconds.
Tougher Opposition – New adversaries include the aggressive and highly armored Heavy Pup and the flying Bliskeblaske that changes when taking damage into a more hardened, defensive form.
Sweet Perks – Seven new perks give gamers additional skills including the ability to call for defensive shield reinforcements, increased damage when firing next to a tower, and the lightning “Zeus Module” that dramatically upgrades tower damage.
Four Additional Maps – Each of the four new map levels are introduced with their own comic book style pages, giving players a deeper view into The Pursuit story.
As usual, The Pursuit will be released on Steam for $4.99 with no word on console releases at the moment. If you can’t get enough of Sanctum 2, then be sure to pick up the season pass for $11.99, granting you access to the first three DLC packs and the promise of a fourth and final expansion.
Are you still plugging away at Sanctum 2? Are these DLC packs keeping you coming back for more? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to check out The Pursuit when it’s released on October 25th.