Aliens vs Predator foursome DLC next week

March 18 will mark the release of the first downloadable content for Aliens vs Predator, Sega has announced.

Consisting of four multiplayer/survivor maps — Docks, Machine, Outpost, Hive — previously only available to those who picked up the one of the game’s Special Editions, the Swarm Map Pack will arrive on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Steam with price tags of $6.99/€5.99/£4.79/560 Microsoft Points.

See below for the official word on each of the maps.

Two new multiplayer maps are 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 in which up to four Marines battle to stay alive against increasing swarms of 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.