Episode Four: Fury, Then Silence, is now available free for all owners of The Long Dark.
This is the penultimate episode of the game’s narrative mode, adding 8-12 hours of play time, an hour of new cinematics, and 40 minutes of new music.
Also featured in the update is a new region, tool, and lighting model:
- New Region, BLACKROCK: Episode Four takes place in a brand new region built around Blackrock Mountain. The Penitentiary is the region’s main point of interest, itself featuring multiple locations including the Prison Block, the Infirmary, Barracks, etc., but there are also several other locations in the broader region including a Substation, a Power Plant, the Steam Tunnels under the prison complex, and a three-level deep Mine at the foot of Blackrock Mountain.
- New Tool, NOISEMAKER: Blackrock Region is heavily “patrolled” by Timberwolf Packs, The Long Dark’s most dangerous wildlife. The Noisemaker — crafted from Cans, Gunpowder, and Cloth for a fuse — serves as a useful deterrent and is one of the most effective ways to break Wolfpack morale.
- New Lighting: The lighting model in the game has been completely redone, making Episode Four the best-looking episode yet.
- Improved Cinematic Narrative: Episode Four represents Hinterland’s strongest work in cinematic narrative to date. Character models and animation fidelity have also been improved.
The entire story mode is free for all owners of The Long Dark, and the game itself is available for $34.99 with slight pricing changes depending on the platform and any sales that may occur.
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