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The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos expansion revealed, coming March 17th

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The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos expansion revealed, coming March 17th

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Fri 12 March 2021, 13:53:36

Tags: Megan Starks; Nitai Poddar; Obsidian Entertainment; The Outer Worlds; The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos; Tim Cain

You might be excused for forgetting that there was another expansion DLC for The Outer Worlds still on the way after the game was released on Steam and GOG back in October. We've known since last summer that the second expansion would be titled Murder on Eridanos and last month's Take-Two Interactive quarterly earnings call revealed that its release was imminent. Yesterday Obsidian finally unveiled Murder on Eridanos. As the title suggests, it's a murder mystery in which the player character is summoned to a Rizzo's corporate facility located on a series of floating islands orbiting gas giant Eridanos in order to investigate the death of famed actress and corporate spokeswoman Ruth Bellamy (aka Halcyon Helen). Instead of an announcement trailer, Obsidian released the expansion's rather fancy opening cinematic, which shows us the actress' untimely demise on the set of one her serials.

A number of press outlets got to take a look at Murder in Eridanos and speak with some of its developers, including the expansion's director Megan Starks as well as Tim Cain and narrative designer Nitai Poddar. It sounds more interesting and less combat-centric than Peril on Gorgon. Over the course of the story, the player will have to investigate a number of suspects and eventually decide which one to accuse of the murder (though silly players can also choose to accuse themselves). Gameplay-wise, the expansion features an increased level cap, new perks and flaws, and new gear including three more science weapons. Instead of audio logs, the gimmick this time is the Discrepancy Amplifier, a crime scene scanning tool that speaks to the player and can also be used as a weapon. Like Peril on Gorgon, the expansion also features more impressive environment design than the base game, with a few of the previews singling out the towering hotel where the investigation begins for particular praise. Here's the list of all the previews and interviews published yesterday, several of which also include gameplay footage.

The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos is coming out next week on March 17th. I guess the next time we hear about it will be then.

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