Frontier Foundry, the games label of Frontier Developments and developer Haemimont Games, announced today a sensational new PDLC for planet survival sim Stranded: Alien Dawn. “Robots and Guardians” arrive on Tuesday, November 7th, on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, PlayStation5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation4, and Xbox One for a suggested retail price of $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 rebels must defend against their attempts to reclaim their priceless assets.
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 can select new skills and unlock new traits. She can also develop the need for rest and potentially form bonds with group members. 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 to shield Hope and achieve victory.
With new challenges come new technologies. Rebels will be able to research, construct, and utilize a range of new weaponry, including defense 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 be leveraged across all Stranded: Alien Dawn scenarios.
In addition to defense technologies, players can unlock new ways to automate tasks and improve efficiency in all scenarios. Service and harvest bots can help the rebels cook, plant crops, and gather resources. At the same time, a futuristic healing device allows both Hope and humans to be treated without a healer or doctor.
Also introduced with the PDLC is a 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.
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 $34.99.