Stranded: Alien Dawn brings new challenges to survival strategists in thrilling Robots and Guardians DLC

Stranded: Alien Dawn - Robots and Guardians DLC

Published on: Fri, 27/10/2023 - 2:00pm

Brave a gripping new scenario, discover exciting new technologies, and defend against hostile new enemies

Cambridge, UK – 26th October 2023 Frontier Foundry, the games label of Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, ‘Frontier’) and developer Haemimont Games, announced today a sensational new PDLC for planet survival sim Stranded: Alien Dawn. Robots and Guardians arrives on Tuesday 7th November on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One for a suggested retail price of £9.99/$12.99/€12.99.

Robots and Guardians introduces an action-packed new scenario, in which players must protect Hope, the first sentient android. Having rescued Hope from the clutches of her makers, a ruthless manufacturing consortium, the group of rebels must defend against their attempts to reclaim their priceless asset.

Seeking refuge on an uncharted planet in the outer worlds, the rebels must build a safe and secure haven in which Hope’s developing mind can continue to advance. As Hope’s intellect increases, players will be able to select new skills and unlock new traits. She can also develop the need for rest, and potentially form bonds with members of the group. New resources, SilicaEnergel and SilicaEnergel Plus, can be crafted to provide sustenance for Hope, who cannot consume human food.

Throughout the scenario, players must devise innovative strategies to ensure the rebels can overcome waves of automated attacks from the consortium, fighting against combat robots, battle drones, and mobile turrets in order to shield Hope and achieve victory.

With new challenges, come new technologies. Rebels will be able to research, construct, and utilise a range of new weaponry, including defence bots, mobile machine guns, laser-equipped turrets, laser swords, and more. Robots can be drafted into battle, after which they will return to semi-automated command stations. Bots, mobile turrets, and laser swords can also be leveraged across all Stranded: Alien Dawn scenarios.

In addition to defence technologies, players can unlock new ways to automate tasks and improve efficiency in all scenarios. Service and harvest bots can help the rebels with cooking, planting crops, and gathering resources, while a futuristic healing device allows both Hope and humans to be treated without a healer or doctor.

Also introduced with the PDLC is new survivor, Henry Caldwell. A battle-hardened veteran on a quest to reclaim his humanity, Henry has emerged from adversity stronger, with robotic limb replacements and specialist skills in close combat, making him an ideal choice for any group living under threat of attack.

The PDLC will launch alongside a free base game update for all players, bringing a range of new features and enhancements. These include delivery drone technology, the ability to construct multistorey buildings, futuristic furniture items, a carbon crossbow, and more.

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Stranded: Alien Dawn is available now on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One for a suggested retail price of £29.99/$34.99/€34.99.

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About Stranded: Alien Dawn

Brave a new world in Stranded: Alien Dawn, a planet survival sim where the fate of a small group hinges on your every choice. Make vital decisions to protect survivors from starvation, disease, extreme weather and more. From basic camps to fortified bases, create a stronghold to defend against hostile alien wildlife that roam an expansive 3D landscape. Devise innovative solutions to problems and manage multiple unforeseen crises at the same time, ensure the survivors live to see another sunrise while on this epic and unpredictable journey.

About Frontier

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) is a leading independent developer and publisher of videogames founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games, primarily for personal computers and videogame consoles.

About Haemimont Games

Haemimont Games is an independent game development team brought together by a common passion: to thrill, engage and provoke gamers worldwide. The studio is behind Tropico 3, 4 and 5, Surviving Mars and Victor Vran. Their latest creations include Stranded: Alien Dawn and Jagged Alliance 3.

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