Trion Worlds has announced that the first downloadable content for Defiance will be released on August 20. If you already have a Defiance Season Pass the Castithan Charge Pack will be free of charge.
It will set you back $9.99/800 MS Points for your Xbox 360, with prices to be confirmed for PlayStation 3 and PC owners of the open-world shooter.
As the new add-on content pack goes live, the following additions will be made to the game for all players, regardless of whether they have purchased the new content:
New Charge Weapons – shotguns, sniper rifles and pistols
Sieges — a new type of dynamic content mode that combines Capture-and-Hold control points with kill scores, as enemies invade various mission locations, forcing players to band together to hold them off
New Monolith Major Arkfall – highly challenging arkfall event with a tough new boss and loot
Military Academy – a new player-versus-player capture and hold map
Duels Game Mode – challenge your friends online in one-on-one combat
Additional in-game changes, including newly enhanced map, and new chat window
Players who purchase the Castithan Charge Pack will receive access to the following:
Play as the alien Castithan Species – create a new character or change your existing one New Battle Arena Game Mode – an instanced single player “horde mode”-style game that opens up a new story mission line, Castithan Charge Blade weapon and in-game item Unique version of the Raptor – a new four passenger truck designed to help small groups of arkhunters to quickly traverse the terraformed Bay Area Unique Castithan outfit