Paradox Interactive and Abstraction Games announced Surviving Mars: Below & Beyond, the first expansion for the survival colony builder since 2019’s Green Planet. Teased earlier this year at PDXCON, Below & Beyond enhances colony-building by letting players tunnel below the surface and take exploration to new heights.
Below & Beyond allows players to colonize and mine resources in lava tubes and caves below the surface, or leave the surface to mine exotic resources on passing asteroids. Added buildings, vehicles, and tools unlocked through the Recon and Expansion Tech tree, allow exploration to go to new heights and depths.
Below & Beyond will launch on September 7th, 2021 for a suggested retail price of $19.99 USD / €19.99 EUR / £15.49 GBP on Steam, GOG, Epic, Humble PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
- Back to the Bases – Expand your colony into caves and lava tubes under the surface. Players can use existing structures, or underground-specific buildings to build a base for exploration. Expand with caution, potential cave-ins can destroy everything.
- Mine Your Own Business – Players can now go below the surface and beyond the red planet for resource mining. Construct special rocket-propelled buildings to mine resources, including exotic minerals and Data Samples, on passing asteroids. Don’t stick around too long or else the Asteroid will drift away with your stuff!
- Branching Paths – The Recon and Expansion research tree unlock additional buildings, vehicles, upgrades, and locales. They will also unlock asteroid mining and tunnel colonization.
This expansion will launch alongside the Mars Lifestyle Radio Pack, which includes 16 original tracks from four different artists, for 70 minutes of chill roving tunes. The Mars Lifestyle Radio Pack will be available for $3.99 USD / €3.99 EUR / £2.89 GBP on the Steam, GOG, and Microsoft stores, and $4.99 USD / €3.99 EUR / £2.89 GBP on the PlayStation Store.