Today’s a bittersweet day for Perfect World and Gunfire Games, as their co-op shooter Remnant From the Ashes is dropping its biggest DLC ever – but also its last. The update, dubbed Subject 2923, is live today on PC and console with a $9.99 pricepoint (there’s a mega edition for $49.99 that bundles everything together, though).
“Remnant: From the Ashes – Subject 2923 has players pick up where the main story left off as they continue the fight for humankind. In the DLC’s brand new campaign mode, players will discover the origins of “The Dreamers” — humans bonded with powerful entities — and how they connect to the dreaded Root, the evil force plaguing Earth. To successfully put an end to the Root once and for all, players must overcome new puzzles and threats, traverse unfamiliar locations, and partner up with unexpected allies in hopes of saving the world. These new challenges will take players to a rural region of Earth, into a military base called ‘Ward Prime’, where the U.S. military began the Dreamer Program in the 1960’s – as well as the new world of Reisum, a frosty, mountainous, world inhabited by the Urikki, a horde of humanoid rats.”
“Those who take on this final adventure for Remnant: From the Ashes can also expect to discover new quests to complete, new gear to acquire – like the Frostborne axe that inflicts frostbite on enemies – along with new enemies and challenging bosses to take down,” the studios say. “Along with the vast array of content in the new campaign mode, Subject 2923 also adds new threats and a suite of new rewards to the game’s Adventure Mode and rogue-like Survival Mode.”
If you’re tempted to panic over the idea that this is the last big DLC, don’t; Gunfire Games has already said it will continue to maintain the game with bug-fixing and balance patches and is already contemplating a follow-up game.