Rage: The Scorchers will add a new weapon, bandit clan, "extended play" and more to id Software's post-apocalyptic shooter.
Yes, it's that Rage we're talking about here, the Bethesda-published FPS that came out more than a year ago and didn't exactly set the world on fire when it was new. Despite its age and lackluster reception, Bethesda is putting out an all-new single-player expansion, and it sounds not insignificant.
The Scorchers will introduce the Scorcher clan, "the Wasteland's most psychotic bandits," whose dastardly plan to destroy what's left of civilization must be stopped! Fortunately, your efforts to bring their shenanigans to a halt will be aided by a brand-new and super-powerful Nailgun that can fire three distinct types of ammo. The expansion also adds six new environments, a new season of Mutant Bash TV to compete in, new mini-games, an "Ultra-Nightmare Mode" for the hardest of the hardcore and an option to continue playing after the game's final fight.
And now, some screens!
Why is this DLC coming out so far behind the game? Perhaps Bethesda is trying to fire interest in Rage now that it's had an opportunity to smooth out the bumps that plagued it at launch; whatever the reason, it's a bit odd but also rather cool to see a publisher stand behind a game like this rather than simply letting it die and be forgotten. Rage: The Scorchers comes out tomorrow (that's December 18) for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, and will sell for 400 Microsoft points or $4.99.