New RAGE DLC coming next week to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

RAGE New RAGE DLC coming next week to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

It's been over a year since id Software released its ill-fated post-apocalyptic shooter RAGE, but Bethesda hasn't forgotten about it and is releasing a brand new DLC next week.

The Scorchers New RAGE DLC coming next week to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

According to a recent entry in Bethesda's official blogsite, a new downloadable content pack is coming to id Software's yester-year post-apocalyptic shooter RAGE.

RAGE's upcoming new DLC pack, dubbed The Scorchers, brings an all-new adventure that crosses over six new areas centered around defending the Hager Settlement against a crazed band of fire-obsessed marauders known as The Scorchers.

"In this brand-new adventure spanning six all-new areas, you will fight alongside new allies to defend the Hager Settlment from a maniacal bandit clan known as The Scorchers.

Along the way, you’ll participate in a new season of Mutant Bash TV, encounter new mini-games, and wield the overpowering and brutal Nailgun." –Official Bethblog entry

RAGE The Scorchers New RAGE DLC coming next week to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Originally released in October of last year by id Software–the same devs of the mega cult-hit PC shooter DoomRAGE takes place in a ruined post-apocalyptic world that was destroyed by a titanic asteroid. Players take on the persona of one of the rare Ark Suvivors, who were placed in stasis in hopes of rebuilding humanity after the devastation of the asteroid's impact.

The impact of 99942 Apophis left the world into a disheveled wasteland, taking on signature elements of such franchises as Mad Max and even Fallout. While RAGE looked to be an innovative and interesting spectacle, the game was met with mostly negative reviews and wasn't received well within the gaming sphere.

Even still, the game incorporates a distinct story arc that carries players across a ruined world wherein the survivors have been brought down to their rudimentary primitive stages, warring against one another for basic survival necessities like food, water and fuel.

As the DLC only costs $4.99 there may not be very much additional content but it's still a welcome change and gives players a reason to re-visit the game.

The Scorchers DLC add-on for RAGE is set to release on Dec. 18. 2012 on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, PlayStation Network and PC for $4.99 (400 MSP).

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