Developer Coffee Stain Studios promised plenty of additional content when they released tower defense FPS mashup Sanctum 2 back in May, and now they are following up with the second DLC expansion since the game’s release. The new content is called Ruins of Brightholme and it adds 4 new maps, two new weapons, and two new towers for players to build. The expansion pack also includes new perks, enemies, and an increased level cap. Anton Westberg, CEO of Coffee Stain Studios, has said “I think when Sanctum 2 fans play the Ruins of Brightholme DLC, they’ll be really intrigued by how weapons, towers and other gameplay elements reflect the grittier, dirtier settings of the Slums.” The full list of additions:
The new expansion pack takes place in the “The Slums” of Brightholme, where inhabitants must improvise with tools and local materials to defend against the onslaught of alien monsters. Players set up defensive towers to take out the waves of attacking enemies and then jump head-on into the fray, either alone or as part of a squad in four-player co-op multiplayer.
Ruins of Brightholme DLC Key Features:
- Improvised Weapons – Take apart enemies invading the Slums with two “tool-inspired” weapons: Nail Gun and Circle Saw. The Nail Gun fires highly damaging industrial nails while the Circle Saw delivers deadly decapitating melee attacks. Secondary attacks of these weapons are uber cool.
- Bigger, Badder Interactive Levels – The popular interactive map elements of the first expansion pack gets bigger in Ruins of Brightholme. Four new playable maps will feature trigger events such as explosive traps and rising toxic liquid areas challenging players to adapt their tower defense designs around these elements.
- Two Additional Defense Towers – Rupture Mines continue to damage enemies based on the speed and distance they travel while the unusually random Makeshift Tower can fire with critical damage or shutdown at any time.
- Challenging Enemies – The Jumper will cause players headaches by clearing walls and towers with a single bound. Infected Explorers – mutated human beings – shamble recklessly toward players with insane regenerative abilities and powerful melee attacks.
- Powerful Perks – Now customize your character with seven perks that include kill streaks that increase damage, faster movement and greater damage at full health, and even the “Thor Module” perk that enables towers to emit a shockwave each time it kills an enemy.
- Rank Cap Level – Increased by 5.
Ruins of Brightholme is currently available on Steam for $4.99, but particularly avid fans of Sanctum 2 might prefer to spend a little extra for the Season Pass. Priced at $11.99, the Season Pass includes the two existing expansions as well as “more expansive DLC updates coming in the very near future.”