In a pretty unsurprising move, SEGA today announced that the previously Special Edition-exclusive
DLC will be hitting the marketplace on March 18th, for a price of 560 MSP. The Swarm Map Pack
features two multiplayer maps and two Survivor maps, which SEGA summed up thusly:
Two new multiplayer maps are for six different modes (Deathmatch, Predator Hunt, Infestation, Species Deathmatch, Mixed Species Deathmatch and Domination) :
• Docks: The caustic alkali waters of BG-386 put an end to Weyland-Yutani’s planned shipping activities. But this dockyard soon became an historic battleground.
• Machine: As well as processing exotic ores, the BG-386 Refinery provided electrical power to the colonists at Freya’s Prospect. The lights may still be on, but nobody’s home. Yet.
Two new Survivor maps in which up to four Marines battle to stay alive against increasing swarms of Aliens:
• Outpost: The site of the original Weyland-Yutani colony on BG-386 was abandoned, and soon reclaimed by the planet’s voracious jungle plant life. It is now the perfect hunting ground for all manner of wildlife.
• Hive: Deep in the heart of the Freya’s Prospect Refinery lays the Xenomorph Hive. Beware all who enter here.
The DLC contains no achievements, but it does seem like this won't be the only downloadable content for the game, so expect to see more packs hitting the marketplace in the coming months.