News today from IGN that SEGA is officially planning on releasing the first Aliens vs. Predator DLC on March 18, next week. The DLC, which includes new multiplayer maps and mode types, will cost $6.99 (560 Microsoft Points) and be available for all three platforms including via Xbox Live, the Playstation Network, and Steam for PC users. However, for owners of the Special Edition of the game in Europe, you may have already received this maps as part of a promotion with your copy of the game.
Here’s SEGA’s description of the upcoming DLC.Two new multiplayer maps for six different modes (Deathmatch, Predator Hunt, Infestation, Species Deathmatch, Mixed Species Deathmatch and Domination):
• Docks: The caustic alkali waters of BG-386 put an end to Weyland-Yutani’s planned shipping activities. But this dockyard soon became an historic battleground.
• Machine: As well as processing exotic ores, the BG-386 Refinery provided electrical power to the colonists at Freya’s Prospect. The lights may still be on, but nobody’s home. Yet.
Two new Survivor maps pits four Marines against a horde of never-ending Aliens:
• Outpost: The site of the original Weyland-Yutani colony on BG-386 was abandoned, and soon reclaimed by the planet’s voracious jungle plant life. It is now the perfect hunting ground for all manner of wildlife.
• Hive: Deep in the heart of the Freya’s Prospect Refinery lays the Xenomorph Hive. Beware all who enter here.