Hinterland Studio’s excellent snowy survival journey The Lengthy Darkish is getting its first paid growth on fifth December and, forward of launch, the developer has detailed all it’s going to carry.
Tales from the Far Territory, as the brand new growth is thought, releases in six elements over the course of 12 months, every arriving roughly each 8-10 weeks. All six elements will concentrate on The Lengthy Darkish’s much-loved Survival mode, however there are narrative parts in there and Hinterland is referring to the entire collection as a “marketing campaign”.
Precisely what can be coming when is at the moment unclear, however Hinterland has now detailed all the key options it’s going to be introducing to Survival mode all through the growth. There are three new areas, as an example – the Forsaken Airfield, Industrial Mine, and Mountain Move – all accessible through the Far Vary Branchline and Switch Move hub.
Tales from the Far Territory provides a load of latest gameplay parts too, beginning with Glimmer Fog, a mysterious phenomenon able to charging the air and floor with electrostatic power. There’s additionally a brand new Handheld Shortwave, able to selecting up ordinarily unfindable provide or location alerts in the course of the Aurora or Glimmer Fog, plus a brand new Insomnia affliction.
Gamers may also construct themselves a travois – used to tug a considerable amount of provides over lengthy distances, albeit on the expense of mobility – or find a dealer specialising in uncommon items and data. It is even attainable to organise and beautify your favorite safehouse interiors.
New wildlife contains the ptarmigan – a winter chicken serving as a supply of each meals and feathers, utilized in crafting – and the lethal cougar, described as gamers’ “biggest nemesis but”.
Survivors may also uncover distinctive, customized variations of present in-game objects, present in hidden corners of the world, or make use of a brand new Picture Mode. Apparently, that is given a little bit of an in-universe twist, with gamers needing to make use of darkish room chemical compounds to course of their very own movie.
All of this can be accompanied by three narrative-driven Tales, detailing the territory’s mysterious previous. Every will characteristic its personal gameplay goals, tying again to the storyline discovered within the extraordinarily long-awaited last episode of The Lengthy Darkish’s Wintermute marketing campaign.
Along with Tales from the Far Territory, Hinterland is engaged on a variety of latest options for all gamers, arriving in free updates alongside the growth’s numerous content material drops. These embrace new spawn factors for gamers (meant to revive the sense of being “misplaced” at first of a brand new recreation), plus a wildlife spawn refresh, and up to date loot tables and merchandise placements.
Gamers can even have the ability to find notes underneath automotive visors containing helpful info, craft fire-hardened arrows, collect acorns to create stimulating coffee-like drinks and flour, and harvest burdock for drying and brewing into medicinal tea.
Moreover, new first-person harvesting animations are incoming, as is improved fishing and beach-combing, improvised crampons, a brand new insulated flask, and the introduction of feminine deer on the wildlife roster. Gamers may also count on the ultimate instalment of The Lengthy Darkish’s Hunted problem, and visible enhancements for Xbox X/S, PlayStation 5, and high-end PCs.
Hinterland will share a extra particular launch timetable at a later date, however these keen on selecting up its Tales from the Far Territory growth move can accomplish that beginning Monday, fifth December on PC, with a console launch due in “early” 2023. It will initially value $19.99 USD however that worth will improve as extra content material is added over the 12 months. Count on it to rise to $24.99 on the midpoint and $29.99 as soon as every little thing is offered.