Aliens vs. Predator DLC hatching March 18

Rebellion's action shooter picking up quartet of multiplayer maps previously released as part of Special Edition package on 360, PS3, PC for $7.

Sega's Aliens vs. Predator was regarded by many as a loss for humans upon its launch for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC last month, but the game did receive some praise for its multiplayer component. Those online modes are set to expand soon, as Sega today announced that Rebellion's action shooter would receive a quartet of online multiplayer maps as part of its first batch of downloadable content.

The Swarm Map Pack will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC (via Steam) on March 18 for $7 (560 Microsoft points). All four maps included in the DLC pack were previously made available as part of Aliens vs. Predator's limited-run Special Edition package.

Of the new maps, the shipyard-based Docks and refinery-set Machine will be available for the game's six different competitive multiplayer modes. In the cooperative survivor modes, up to four Colonial Marines can now attempt to survive against a growing onslaught of swarming Aliens in the Outpost and Hive arenas. The former is set in an abandoned colony that has been reclaimed by nature, while the latter takes place deep within the breeding grounds of the Xenomorphs--aka the Aliens.

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35 comments
NorseLax09
NorseLax09

Fix the god damn matchmaking. it takes 10 minutes to get into a match. and this should be free...

Slyslus
Slyslus

I played this game on nightmare. IT IS STILL TOO SHORT! TOO SHORT--TOO SHORT. GOOD, BUT WAY TOO SHORT!

emkplayboy6
emkplayboy6

For as bad as the game came out to be compared to its predecessor this pack should be free!

Berserk8989
Berserk8989

Won't buy the DLC, this should clearly be for free. **** you Sega.

Muteki_X
Muteki_X

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01-cannon-mpc
01-cannon-mpc

Sweet more maps! I think this game is alot of fun. I realy love the stealth kills you can do as Alien or Predetor! =)

hamedinho
hamedinho

@ plm3d_basic agreed! enough said!

lamprey263
lamprey263

I stopped bothering with the AVP multiplayer as mathmaking was horribly slow, if I'm going to buy any add-on for AVP it better be for a single player expansion, I loved the colonial marine campaign but it was way too short, maybe if they made another campaign for all three like was done for AVP2 on the PC I'd consider buying it, just make a longer campaign with more aliens, more ammo, more terror and suspense, I'd pay a good chunk of change for that

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

This is a disturbing trend in gaming where a game is half finished or incomplete and a DLC comes out that should have been included in the game to squeeze more money out of customers. Since when have multiplayer maps been charged extra to play. The original game had at least a dozen FREE multiplayer maps. Also, this game only comes with 2 measly survivor maps with no option to play as the predator like in the original. How difficult is it to make a multiplayer map? All you have to do is recycle some of the old ones for chrissakes! At least provide a map editor so us gamers can create maps/levels and share them over the internet if you're too damn lazy to make one.

MrKyleKatarn
MrKyleKatarn

I have the Hunter version, I read up on the Survivor edition and I'm perfectly happy with the extras I got in the Hunter edition. It should go nicely with my Facehugger bendy toy they released with AVP 2 back in 2001.

p00pz
p00pz

I bought this game expecting a decent online play. While it just barley met my expectations, the lack of maps and content that *should* have come with the initial release really troubled me as what can now be passed as "final product". These DLC releases should be FREE as paying full price for a game should come with full price content!! I feel ripped off!

xchiefmegadethx
xchiefmegadethx

These maps should of been FREE!!!! What a way to make some easy money... We need to stand up and say NO! cause how many companys are going to do this now? Battlefield bad company 2 already did it with Maps that where already on the disc?WTF Making us buy limited edition just to unlock them... Lucky i payed $89 for my survivor Edition of AVP because no way would i pay $115 for it I love the game but this just ain't right! Whats with you gamers, i haven't heard one person complain about this,its like we just excepted it? What was the point of us paying for Extra Maps when they are not going to be in ranked matches?and no one plays them now anyway

DJ8WORK
DJ8WORK

Well i loved the campaign though be it a little short on the alien and predator side. As for the multiplayer, I find it a breath of fresh air and im loving it. so i'll deff be buying the DLC..

bub70
bub70

Hmm you'd think they would fix the game first!

CrazyRabbi
CrazyRabbi

But yet you bought the insanely over priced Hunter Edition! lol

Raikoh_911
Raikoh_911

Lol, I bought the Survivor's Edition of the game and have already got the Swarm pack. Pretty good, but I don't tend to buy maps, they're too overpriced for what they are

Cetanu07
Cetanu07

i wish they made the aliens spit acid for ranged attacks. huge fan of the avp series. loved the game

XzerodeathX
XzerodeathX

am i the only one who thinks this should be free and not 7 god damn bucks?

Flint247
Flint247

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Muteki_X
Muteki_X

I know I'm in the minority here, but I don't really care much for the multiplayer. I am a fan of the series and really enjoyed the campaign mode, which was really too short IMO. I wish they would've focused more on it. I would be tempted to go for campaign DLC way before muliplayer.

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

Sales for this game are horrible. I love the game based on the campaign. The multi-player though is a disaster. They have gone out and said that many patches were going to come but I have yet to get the option to update. I hope problems are addressed with this new DLC.

halorulz
halorulz

i really liked this game. Once you get used to all the differenet species. This is one of those games that people play once and immediatly disregard casue its a bit different and they immediatly think its crap. Kinda like halo wars. that game was awesome online. cant say as much for the single player of each though :|

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

do we really need DLC for a gam this bad? i mean...haven't they already done enough? after the game they put out they should just give anyone who bought it (i rented it) the DLC for free to make up for them wasting $65.

MidbackMan
MidbackMan

This game is junk and I'm sick of companies nickel and diming me (for way more than that expression implies) for what should be free content. Multiplayer maps, seven bucks?! Damn! This game was terrible to begin with...

metalkid9
metalkid9

@Prosercunus, BC2 is the same $hit. At least for PC and 360. EA still hasn't fixed the connection issues.

Shardz7
Shardz7

DLC - it's not just for breakfast anymore! I personally would have liked to have seen some of this game's TV advertising money gone toward polishing the final product. It's getting to be that when I see multiple ads on TV for a game, I stay the Hell away from it until I hear that the product is incredible and worthy of a purchase. But...go ahead and release more content and see what happens I guess...

iP-freely
iP-freely

Infestation mode is epic imo. When you're in a dark corridor and the bleeper is going crazy it really makes you poocake.

night_haunter
night_haunter

New DLC is always welcome and the multiplayer will be even better if they work out a few tweaks in the game.

Prosercunus
Prosercunus

I rather see some good dedicated servers coming out sooner... the game has excellent online modes and Infestation is a blast like I knew it would be. However I cant play due to the awful latency on even the beta dedicated servers. I am waiting patiently (kinda) and I enjoyed the single player, however with BC2 and a few other games I may just forget about this one if they decide to take their sweet time.

MasteroChieftan
MasteroChieftan

they should have done a better job with the campaign and multiplayer...it's good and all but it really, like you've all said, can't compete with MW2 or even BC2...it came out at the worst time and I think it was too little too late. I'm trading mine in with borderlands so that I can pay off God of War 3. lol, 2 360 games to buy 1 PS3 game...

Berserk8989
Berserk8989

Yea, the game really came out at the worst time. It's fun yea, but still, it can't compete with MW2 or BC2 for ppl who are new to the AvP universe.

payne6705
payne6705

I still want this game but with games like Halo3, MAG, BFBC2, COD MW2, and with final fantasy just coming out I have a feeling this game's online mode will be pretty empty.