The Outsider DLC Hits SteamWorld Heist Tomorrow

SteamWorld Heist was one of my favorite 3DS games of last year. It offers a perfect blend of strategy, action, and humor that really kept me entertained. On Thursday Image & Form will release the very first DLC titled The Outsider. It allows you to play an all-new character named Fen.


In addition to the new fighter, you will get quite a bit of bang for your $4.99. There’s a brand new plot, missions, enemies (including a new end boss), gun, items, and of course new hats to wear.


The base game also receives a free update, which adds new languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. The update will expand your inventory slots and add in a few new utilities and hats, free of charge of course.



On April 28 we introduce The Outsider – Image & Form’s first add-on content (DLC) for the studio’s acclaimed strategy shooter SteamWorld Heist on Nintendo 3DS. The Outsider will costs $4.99/€4.99/£4.49 or the equivalent.


Meet Fen: the latest member of your Heist crew, and the most unlikely of allies. A Vectron outcast, Fen breaks the ties to the hive mind and becomes one of your most formidable fighters.


The Outsider is not a conventional add-on. The new plot, missions, enemies, end boss, guns, utilities and dozens of new hats – of course! – blend seamlessly into the game. This means that, aside from starting afresh, you can pick up earlier save profiles, discover the history of Fen, and add the character to your roster pretty much immediately. And what an addition it is!


“Fen’s got some really fearsome firepower and clever upgrade mechanics that turn kills into own health and massive damage to others,” says Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson. “Busting up metal has never been this rewarding!”


Outside of The Outsider, April 28 also sees a substantial free update to SteamWorld Heist itself. Players that prefer to have their steam-driven robots speak in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian will be happy, and due to popular demand we’ve also expanded the inventory a bit – now you have more empty slots from the outset, and getting new slots will be less taxing on your water reserves. And there’s more utilities. Oh, and even more weird hats.


Installing the free update makes The Outsider available from within SteamWorld Heist.

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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