SEGA has shipped Alien: Isolation to stores today, but that’s not the end of the story. In fact, it’s far from it. While we continue working on our review, SEGA shed light on the Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode, which will be available at the end of October and essentially act as DLC for six months.
The Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode challenges players to participate in a one-to-one confrontation with the alien deep within Sevastopol Station. The mode is really “you against the creature,” and it’s also against the clock.
With limited resources on each map and a hunter on the loose, players will need to take advantage of every item they find to help them complete a unique set of objectives which will ultimately lead to their escape.
If you’ve gotten your hands on the game today, you’ll notice the Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode as a playable demo with one playable map, “Basement.” On Oct. 28, the first of the five Survivor Mode add-on packs will be available for purchase featuring three new maps. These new maps will each have its own objective and challenges, as well as a new playable character and a variety of enemy types.
Four more add-on packs will release during the following months, each featuring a new playable character, a mix of new maps and even some new game modes. All add-on content packs are scheduled to be released by March 2015.
All of this content is available for purchase either individually or collectively through the Alien: Isolation Season Pass. The Alien: Isolation Season Pass costs $29.99 at GameStop.