We consider Wasteland 3 to be a "fantastic post-apocalyptic RPG" with great writing and satisfying combat. We said as much back when the game came to PlayStation 4 back in August 2020, awarding it an 8/10 rating in the Push Square review. That tactical experience is now being expanded with an expansion named The Battle of Steeltown, coming to PS4 on 3rd June 2021. And while it's definitely a short trailer, you can start to get a sense of what to expect from the DLC in the announcement trailer above. It'll cost $13.99 at launch.
Steeltown has become the centrepiece of a takeover from raiding bandits and workers on strike, and nobody can escape the place's locked gates. It has now become the Raiders' job to either restore order or sit back and watch it all crash and burn. "The towering factory complex of Steeltown manufactures all the tech that keeps Colorado running and the Patriarch in power—trucks, armor, weapons, and robots. But deliveries from Steeltown have stopped cold, and all the Patriarch is getting from Abigail Markham—Steeltown's leader—are excuses. When he sends the Rangers to investigate, they find the place is a powder keg with the fuse already lit."
The expansion will also introduce new mechanics such as status effects, elemental shields, telegraphed attacks, and non-lethal weapons. These new features will also be patched into the base game alongside new weapons, armour, and encounters. Sounds like a fairly meaty offering, doesn't it?
The entire experience can be played either alone or in co-op. As part of a press release, game director David Rogers described the DLC as the culmination of developer inXile Entertainment's work 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."
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