inXile Entertainment, the studio led by Interplay founder and Wasteland co-creator Brian Fargo and Deep Silver announced that Wasteland 3—the award-winning squad-based RPG released in August of last year—is getting its first narrative expansion DLC: “The Battle of Steeltown”
In southwest Colorado lies the towering factory complex of Steeltown, which manufactures all the tech that keeps Colorado running and the Patriarch in power; trucks, armour, weapons, and robots.
But deliveries are mixed up, late, or outright missing and investigating Rangers find the industrial complex in disarray. Striking workers, bandit raids…not to mention the gates are locked tight. Without help, the area will revolt and take Steeltown’s leader—Abigail Markham—with it. But maybe that’s not such a bad thing; you and your team of Rangers will need to decide that for yourself.
A teaser trailer, giving gamers an insight into the new DLC, will go live at the same time.
Players can explore the complex in solo or co-op mode, taking on new quests and facing a horde of new robotic enemies.
New mechanics have also been added to the tactical combat—stacking status effects, elemental shields, telegraphed attacks, and non-lethal weapons—giving fights a new dimension and allowing players to solve battles in brand new ways.
These new elements will also expand into the base game, along with new weapons, armour, and encounters, giving the game a whole new experience and, depending on how far they’ve already progressed, will scale the combat and gear when entering Steeltown ensuring level-appropriate challenges.
“The Battle of Steeltown represents not just a fantastic new chapter in Wasteland 3’s story,” says Game Director, David Rogers “full of choice, consequence, and Wasteland 3’s unique brand of humor, it’s also a culmination of all the hard work we’ve put into the game since launch. For those playing Wasteland 3 for the first time they’ll be playing the best version of the game. For players coming back to visit Steeltown they’re in for a treat with new story, characters, and combat mechanics that really change up tactics in challenging new ways. They’ll also see characters and stories they started in the base game make an appearance, with new interactions for everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed parrot, Santa’s Elves “Where Are They Now?” and more. All of this is complemented with incredible new post-apoc music.”
The games music’s supervisor, Mary Ramos, along with composer Mark Morgan have also added their own original scores and post-apocalyptic inspired covers.
Wasteland 3: The Battle of Steeltown will be available for digital download on 3 June 2021 on PC & Consoles.