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Paradox Interactive and Iceflake Studios has launched Rebirth, the third expansion for their survival colony builder, Surviving the Aftermath. Revealed during the Paradox Announcement Show 2023, Rebirth gives players the power to modify and revitalize the environment with terraforming. Use your survival expertise, abilities, and technology to protect your restored world from an infectious threat. Surviving the Aftermath: Rebirth is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC at a suggested retail price of $14.99.
In Surviving the Aftermath: Rebirth, it is time for humankind to move forward and reclaim the planet after the apocalyptic event. The next obstacle in humanity’s path — Blight, a fungal infestation brought about by radioactive contamination — threatens the colonists’ world. Players utilize advanced facilities and modify their surroundings with terraforming to collect samples and find a cure.
Surviving the Aftermath: Rebirth Key Features:
• Blight: from threat to resource
After decades of exposure to radioactive pollution, a new infestation called Blight has emerged. Mutated fungi have started to infect the animals, causing them to become aggressive and dangerous. This infection has spread through the wasteland and is threatening to take over. You will need to find a cure for the Blight to defend against it. Gather Blight samples, study them in a new research building and make discoveries to unlock new buildings, resources, and upgrades.
• From a wasteland to green pastures
Let’s turn this barren land into fertile soil! With the Terraformer, you will be able to welcome new life: the more you terraform, the more your map will turn green and lush with vegetation and animals. Be aware of the blighted areas that you will terraform because blight monsters will spawn there and attack your survivors.
• New buildings and upgrades
Rebirth adds three new buildings, three building upgrades, plus an all-new multi-stage Blight lab with its Research tree. A Purification post will allow you to remove small pollution deposits, and it can be upgraded to an Extermination post to clear blighted nests, hives, and lairs. The Basic Terraformer turns the land into terraformed soil, and it can be upgraded to an Advanced Terraformer. The Environmental Station becomes the Hazmat station: with it, survivors can clear the blight cores and stop the creatures’ attacks. While not a new building, the Guard Posts have received significant improvements and will now be more critical than ever when defending your colony.