We are incredibly excited to announce that Stranded: Alien Dawn will receive another free update, coming out alongside our 1.0 release on 25 April, 2023. The update adds a brand new scenario to play through, featuring a unique narrative setting, with even more challenges to overcome and a new end goal, another new survivor, plus more achievements.
A squad of up to 6 team members are dropped on the unexplored world, with a mission to build a new Ansible Relay. Once built, the relay must be protected against waves of hostile wildlife with increasingly greater and more powerful numbers. Luckily, the squad is geared up and prepared for anything! Equipped with knowledge of a wide range of different technologies, they have plenty of defensive options ready to go, from force field barriers to automated turrets. If the offensive approach is more your thing, the new high-powered mechs are guaranteed to add some extra firepower.
The overall objective of the scenario is to build and defend the new Ansible Relay. Increasingly intense waves of attacking wildlife will come work their way towards your base, but defending against them isn't the only challenge you'll have to face. The Ansible Relay requires a robust electrical grid to support it, so make sure you have enough working batteries and generators! Shrieker nests will also be a more significant problem than in previous scenarios and shouldn't be left alone for too long.
With this update and scenario being primarily focused on combat, we're adding new carbon fortifications and gates, which will provide an even stronger defense against the encroaching hordes of wildlife. If that's not enough, why not set up some new Force Field Barriers, an electricity powered form of fortification that provides the ultimate defense against your enemies. These new barriers will be available in all scenarios.
If dividing and conquering is more your thing, we recommend giving the new Siren device a try. This set of loudspeakers will attract enemies towards it, making it easier for you to lure them into specific traps and firing corridors. Combine Sirens with turrets, flamethrowers, and other defensive items, and the attacking wildlife won't stand a chance.
Food and basic materials will be essential when building your military outpost and the two new buildable fabricators might make surviving a little easier. The Food Fabricator makes it possible to create meals without the need for ingredients, as long as the device is powered, and can create the same meals as a regular cooking station if you've done the correct research. Your Material Fabricator lets you create items like Wood, Stone, Metal Alloys, Liquid fuel. & Silicon, which can be used for building and crafting.
Strap in, survivors, because we're adding some new hardware to Stranded: Alien Dawn: two types of robotic mechs! These will be available in all scenarios and can be a valuable asset in any combat situation thanks to their mobile and offensive capabilities. Once you've met the prerequisites, both Light and Combat mechs will be available for you to build. Both will require a minimum Combat level to operate, and both can use their powerful legs to leap over obstacles and tactically reposition themselves in combat.
The Light Mech comes equipped with a single machine gun, while the Combat Mech comes equipped with both a machine gun and a missile launcher in its arsenal. These will greatly increase any survivors' combat ability, making them a force to be reckoned with during attack and defense. Mechs are great for taking down Shrieker nests, for example!
As in previous updates, we're adding a new survivor to Stranded: Alien Dawn with this new update. Our new survivor is a former spec-ops commander who's also experienced in training and supervising other soldiers. Her ability to improve the skills of others could be vital on the battlefield. You'll meet her very soon, so stay tuned to our social channels!
Stranded: Alien Dawn launches in full on April 25 on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC players can play now in early access via Steam to take advantage of a reduced price of £24.99/$29.99/€29.99.