Hinterland Studio’s attractive snowy survival journey The Lengthy Darkish is getting its first paid enlargement on December fifth, and forward of its launch, the developer has detailed every part it would carry.
Tales from the Far Territory, often known as the brand new enlargement, airs in six episodes over 12 months, every arriving roughly each 8-10 weeks. All six episodes will concentrate on The Lengthy Darkish’s much-loved Survival mode, however there are narrative components right here, and Hinterland refers back to the whole sequence as a “marketing campaign”.
Precisely when it would arrive is presently unclear, however Hinterland has now detailed all the important thing options it would carry to Survival mode all through the enlargement. For instance, there are three new areas accessible by way of the Far Vary Branchline and Switch Move hub – Forsaken Airfield, Industrial Mine and Mountain Move.
Tales from the Far Territory provides a great deal of new gameplay components, beginning with the Glimmer Fog, a mysterious phenomenon that may cost air and floor with electrostatic vitality. There’s additionally a brand new Handheld Shortwave that may choose up provide or location alerts that would not usually be discovered throughout Aurora or Glimmer Fog, in addition to a brand new Insomnia nuisance.
Gamers can even construct a travois used to tug giant quantities of fabric over lengthy distances, although on the expense of mobility, or discover a service provider specializing in uncommon items and knowledge. It is even attainable to arrange and enhance your favourite secure home interiors.
New wildlife consists of the ptarmigan, a winter hen that serves as each a supply of meals and feathers utilized in crafting, and the lethal cougar, which has been described as gamers’ “biggest enemy ever”.
Survivors can even uncover distinctive, particular editions of present in-game gadgets present in hidden corners of the world, or make the most of a brand new Picture Mode. Curiously, this was given a little bit of an in-universe twist, as actors had to make use of darkroom chemical compounds to course of their very own motion pictures.
All this might be accompanied by three narrative-driven Tales detailing the mysterious previous of the area. Every will characteristic their very own gameplay aims based mostly on the story discovered within the extremely anticipated ultimate installment of The Lengthy Darkish’s Wintermute marketing campaign.
Along with Tales from the Far Territory, Hinterland is engaged on various new options for all gamers and comes with free updates in addition to varied content material from the enlargement pack. These embody new spawn factors for gamers (aimed to carry again the sensation of “disappearing” firstly of a brand new sport), plus a wildlife spawn refresh, and up to date loot tables and merchandise placements.
Gamers can even be capable to discover notes with helpful data beneath their automotive visors, make fire-hardened arrows, accumulate acorns to make coffee-like stimulating drinks and flour, and harvest burdock to dry and make medicinal tea.
Moreover, new first-person harvest animations are coming, resembling improved fishing and seashore crawling, improvised crampons, a brand new insulated flask and the addition of doe to the wildlife roster. Gamers can even count on the ultimate installment 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 schedule at a later date, however these keen on getting the Tales from the Far Territory enlargement cross can get it on PC beginning Monday, December fifth, together with an “early” console launch of 2023. It can initially price $19.99, however this value will enhance as extra content material is added over 12 months. Count on it to rise to $24.99 on the midpoint and $29.99 when every part is offered.