Patch 1.03 for Housemarque’s newest isometric shooter Alienation is adding a plethora of new features including local co-op, new trophies and more. Here is a list of all of the new features, fixes and tweaks the newest patch will offer:

New Features

– Local co-op for 2-4 players
– Leagues
– New Equipment: Vortex Grenade (DLC)
– Weapons Hack, allows any class to use all primary weapons (DLC)
– Weapon ammo colors
– 6 new communication messages
– 2 new difficulty levels in Story missions, 1 new difficulty level in Ark Ship
– New trophies
– Japanese, Korean and Traditional Chinese translations enabled for all regions
– Japanese voice acting enabled for all regions

Major Fixes

– Fixed a potential desync if player joins and leaves an online mission repeatedly
– Fixed a case where game end screen would have not been displayed and a blank screen would have been displayed instead

Minor Fixes

– Tesla Charge sound fixes
– Summary screen uses the same pose for all characters
– Fleshworks Trophy actually requires enemies to be killed instead of just damaged by explosive
– Player indicator circle follows teleporting dead players
– Artillery strike turns off when player dies
– Fixed some lava pools not doing damage in Barrow
– Fixed uncollected, offscreen cores displaying their number on screen in certain alien hives

Tweaks

– Increased Hero Level cap by 25
– Balanced level hazard (Mortars, Turrets, etc) health to follow similar curve as aliens
– Controller light color matches player color
– Increased the chance for dropping 9-12 socket legendary weapons

Leagues are a brand new feature for the alien shooter. Leagues last for one week allowing players to rank up and unlock new bullet colors to use.

In addition to the free update, Alienation’s season pass and Survivor’s Pack will be available for purchase on the PlayStation Store. The season pass will cost $9.99 (only four more dollars than the Survivor’s Pack) and include the Survivor’s Pack, Conqueror’s Pack, Veteran’s Pack, the original soundtrack and a dynamic theme. All of this will be available today.

Source: Housemarque, PlayStation Blog

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