Alienation gets local co-op, leagues and more in free update on 5th July

Plus, Survivor’s Pack and Season Pass also detailed in full

Hi there, Tommaso from Housemarque here. At Housemarque, we believe that community is king. We read and discuss every comment you write, every feedback you send. Your opinions are really important to us, and for all of those that requested the addition of local co-op, I am pleased to let you know that this feature will be released to all players as part of the next free update that is scheduled to go live on 5th July!

So gather your friends and family, buy some snacks and make space for your squad to do battle with the Xenos, from your sofa. Local co-op supports up to four players on the same screen, and in classic friendship-breaking fashion, after opening loot crates, you’ll have to fight over who gets the loot!

The new update also introduces Leagues consisting of five ranks, with each league cycle lasting for one week. Leagues allow you to climb the ladders of glory and unlock additional bullet colours in the process.

In addition to this, after updating the game, you will also find two new difficulty levels named Expert and Master, and a richer Arkship experience with new rooms, harder enemies and better loot.

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For veteran players, there are also more Hero Levels to be gained and a few new Trophies to be hunted down, and lastly we have adjusted details such as Legendary weapons and loot drop rates.

All of these changes will be released entirely for free to all players, but if you’d really like to support us and further development of the game, we hope that you will also pick up either the Season Pass or the Survivor’s Pack, both of which will be available on PlayStation Store from 5th July.

Survivor’s Pack includes the ‘Vortex Grenade’, a new piece of gear that sucks all enemies in its path into a kind of black hole, dealing constant damage to all enemies trapped within its gravitational pull.

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In addition to this, all Primary weapons are available to all hero classes, and you will also have three exclusive bullet colours at your disposal to make the game more colourful than ever, and allow you to blast Xenos with a bit more personal style. The Survivor’s Pack will be available to purchase for €2.99.

The Season Pass is also available to purchase on 5th July for €7.99 and the advantages of buying it are that, for a single purchase, you will get the Survivor’s Pack as well as the upcoming Conqueror’s Pack, Veteran Heroes Pack, the original soundtrack and a dynamic theme. All at a deeply discounted cost in comparison to buying this content individually.

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We will release more details regarding more free content that we will be adding to the game in the future and spill the beans on the Conqueror’s and Veteran Heroes Pack as soon as possible.

It’s been a long time coming, and now we can’t wait for you to sit down with friends and family to play Alienation together!

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whats the odds of this getting a discount when the update comes out? been on the fence for a while.


Or maybe even a PS+ title?
It falls on the right date.
Although, having had it since launch, I’d say pick it up whether, it’s a freebie, discounted or full price.
It’s chuffing awesome.
And with local co-op it’s going to be even better!


ill pick it up with this update regardless just not gonna jump in before that incase its discounted to promote the update and DLC which would make sense


hmm and where is the remoteplay Vita support :-(

Cool! Buying it now so we can have another couch co-op game <3

LieutenantFatman 28 June, 2016 @ 16:02

Excellent news, should be a great game for some local co-op!

Local co-op = Instant buy.

Well done Housemarque! :-D


Welp gonna have to buy it now

Season Pass too are also a day 1 buy, Resogun season pass was one of the best


Local co-op – YYYYEEEEEESSS!!! Thanks.

Can you make female characters in this?

There are female characters. The bio specialist is female.

CaptainOfPain 29 June, 2016 @ 06:54

Aaaand we have a deal! Now add an easy mode so I can play with my gf. :D

CaptainOfPain 29 June, 2016 @ 07:12

There seems to be a rookie difficulty setting after all, so that’s perfect!

SgtStangroj 29 June, 2016 @ 07:38

Great news! I love the couch co-op option for us with kids!

Rockstar_DE 29 June, 2016 @ 09:42

One of my top games this year. A true gem!


Stonesthrow 29 June, 2016 @ 16:30

Waiting for a good pricecut to pick this up.

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