To ensure players aren’t getting too confident within Alien: Isolation’s time-based Survivor Mode, SEGA has confirmed that Corporate Lockdown — the first of five planned DLC for the feature — will be released simultaneously across all platforms on October 28th.
Available for $7.99 (£5.59), the maiden add-on will contain a trio of new maps based within the Survivor Mode and even features a new playable character in Seegson executive, Ransome. Those new areas are titled Severance, Scorched Earth and Loose Ends — not exactly the most welcoming collection of monikers, mind you — and players will be forced to navigate through the new environments as the aforementioned executive.
Here’s a snippet of the DLC’s plot, courtesy of SEGA:
“Seegson Executive Ransome has learnt that he has been abandoned by his paymasters. Knowing that the Torrens is on the way, he decides to make his escape and hitch a ride on board, taking decoded Nostromo data with him. However, while escaping he wants to tie up a few loose ends.”
As with the other challenges located within the Survivor Mode, each of these new additions will boast their own dedicated leaderboards and bonus objectives. If you’re feeling particularly ballsy, the publisher noted that Corporate Lockdown will introduce the all-new Gauntlet Mode, which pits players against all of the DLC’s three maps back-to-back. The only caveat is that you must complete all of them without dying — yikes!
Corporate Lockdown marks the first challenge-based DLC for Alien: Isolation and will be followed by Trauma, Safe Haven, Lost Contact and The Trigger. It’s understood that SEGA and The Creative Assembly plan to release all four of those expansions before the end of March, 2015. Each add-on can be purchased individually for $7.99 or, by acquiring the Season Pass and unlocking all five, players will be able to save 25%.