Bethesda and id Software today released the new downloadable content (DLC) add-on package for Rage. Titled "The Scorchers," the content will take players to new areas and includes features fans have been eagerly waiting for.
The content is now available through Xbox LIVE or Steam for 400 Microsoft Points or $5. PlayStation 3 gamers will have to wait until later this afternoon in North America or tomorrow in Europe to download the add-on via the PlayStation Network.
"The Scorchers" includes a new story, new enemies, six new areas for players to explore, and new characters to help "defend the Hager Settlement from a maniacal bandit clan known as The Scorchers." In addition, players will get a new season of Mutant Bash TV, new mini-games, and new weapons, including the "overpowering and brutal" weapon called the Nailgun.
New features with the download include a new hardest difficulty mode for the game: "Ultra-Nightmare." Also, the much-anticipated "Extended Play" feature will allow players to continue playing past the game's original ending. Players will now be able to continue collecting items and achievements without avoiding the ending. "Extended Play" is similar to a feature Bethesda included in a Fallout 3 DLC pack that also allowed players to continue playing past the ending.