Although the second Tuesday in January is typically not an important date in video games, today features quite a few intriguing new releases. Several games are launching some new DLC today, among them Alien: Isolation, Far Cry 4, and Assassin’s Creed Unity.
For Assassin’s Creed Unity players, today features the launch of the Dead Kings DLC, which is part of Ubisoft’s goodwill gesture for Unity’s poor quality at launch. The new story DLC sees Arno heading deep beneath the city of Saint Denis to uncover the secrets of its catacombs.
The DLC also expands the main game’s content, by including new collectibles and side quests, as well as new weapons and armor. It even throws in a few co-op missions for good measure.
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Today also marks the launch of Alien: Isolation’s Safe Haven add-on pack, which bolsters the Survival Mode in Creative Assembly’s new game. In it, players will have to brave a series of 10 challenges, each more difficult than the next, and they must get through all of them without dying.
Players can complete the new Survivor Mode add-on either as main game protagonist Amanda Ripley or they can take control of Hughes, the Sevastopol Station’s Communications Manager. Each of the 10 missions will reportedly require players to leverage their stealth and cunning, and success will unlock new items to collect and craft. All that plus a new larger challenge map is sure to keep Alien: Isolation fans going for the foreseeable future.
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And finally, Far Cry 4 releases its Escape From Durgesh Prison DLC today, which adds a new time trial to Ubisoft’s game. The new time trial can be completed either in singleplayer or co-op, and features Ajay and Hurk trying to escape from Northern Kyrat.
When the DLC kicks off, players will find themselves without weapons or gadgets, but as they make their daring escape they will eventually boost their arsenal. And by the time they come face to face with Yuma, one of Pagan Min’s cohorts, they should be plenty ready to raise hell.
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All told, it’s a solid selection of DLC for each of the three games, with Unity’s Dead Kings add-on looking like the most substantial. More importantly, it’s the only add-on out of the bunch that comes at no extra charge as part of Ubisoft’s goodwill gesture. So, if you own Assassin’s Creed Unity there’s no reason not to at least give Dead Kings a look.
For the other games, though, your investment in the experience will likely determine each add-on’s value. That is, for those who haven’t already committed to the Alien: Isolation or Far Cry 4 Season Pass.
Which DLC add-on are you most looking forward to playing this week? Have you purchased any of these games’ Season Passes?