Publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Iceflake Studios today announced that Surviving the Aftermath: New Alliances, the colony sim's first major expansion, has now launched. Players who pick it up will be able to form a post-apocalyptic federation by uniting the Wasteland's societies under their banner.
Surviving the Aftermath: New Alliances also expands the gameplay on the world map, with beasts and bandits now reacting to your choices as well as taking being able to take over strategic locations. A new faction is also "ready to subjugate anyone who is not strong enough to oppose."
Specialists also get some new tricks in their arsenal, being able to go on covert missions and influence the world through sabotage, theft, espionage, and propaganda. Naturally, getting caught has some rather undesirable consequences, which can possibly result in you having to deal with new rivals.
Here are the expansion's key features, as described by the publisher:
- Stronger together: Meet varied societies and help them with their requests to earn their loyalty and improve your colony with more than 14 new buildings. Positive interactions with other societies increase your reputation. But fail to meet their expectations and you’ll see them join your new rival, who will gain more control over the Wasteland.
- New enemies in a Dynamic World Map: Bandits and beasts scour the Wasteland, compelling you to protect your settlement and those of your allies. Groups of bandits terrorize survivors and take over key locations. Make sure to defend and support other societies by trading and constructing new buildings whenever possible. An expanded user interface allows you to manage every single step to the unification of the Wasteland.
- Covert missions: Shaping a new world isn’t easy. While collaboration is key, leaders can influence societies in more subtle ways. Sabotage, theft, espionage, and even propaganda will become tools in your arsenal, and specialists’ skills will affect how likely they are to succeed in a mission. Be mindful of the consequences though: failure will decrease your reputation and give more control to your rival and may cause the societies you targeted to retaliate.
Surviving the Aftermath: New Alliances is available on PC and costs 14.99 USD/11.99 GBP/14.99 EUR or your regional equivalent.
It is accompanied by the Forgotten Tracks Radio Pack, which adds 18 guitar-driven tracks, spread across two different playlists, for the price of 3.99 USD/2.89 GBP/3.99 EUR.
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