Build Underground Bases and Mine Asteroids in Surviving Mars: Below & Beyond, Launching September 7

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Jam out to the Mars Lifestyle Radio Pack while building your colony

STOCKHOLM – August 31, 2021 – Paradox Interactive and Abstraction announced Below & Beyond, the first premium expansion for Surviving Mars since Green Planet’s launch in May 2019. Surviving Mars: Below & Beyond will launch on September 7 for a suggested retail price of  $19.99 USD / €19.99 EUR / £15.49 GBP on SteamGOG, Epic, Humble, PlayStation™ 4 and Xbox OneBelow & Beyond enhances colony management by going below the surface and beyond the horizon to build underground bases, mine asteroids, and gather rare resources.

Below & Beyond pushes the limits of what is possible on the Red Planet. Expand horizons with additional buildings, more resources, and a cavernous world full of mysteries. Players can tunnel beneath the surface and construct subterranean bases below the colony or in nearby underground caves. Enterprising players can attach rocket-propelled buildings to passing asteroids and mine exotic resources, but you’ll need to make it back to the Red Planet’s surface before the asteroid leaves orbit or else you lose your stuff and your colonists. 

Key Features

  • Back to the Bases – Expand your colony into caves and lava tubes under the surface. Players can use existing structures, or underground-specific buildings to build a base for exploration. Expand with caution, potential cave-ins can destroy everything.
  • Mine Your Own Business – Players can now go below the surface and beyond the red planet for resource mining. Construct special rocket-propelled buildings to mine resources, including exotic minerals and Data Samples, on passing asteroids. Don’t stick around too long or else the Asteroid will drift away with your stuff!
  • Branching Paths – The Recon and Expansion research tree unlock additional buildings, vehicles, upgrades, and locales. They will also unlock asteroid mining and tunnel colonization.

“When we started planning out what was next for Surviving Mars, we really wanted to dive deep into the parts of the Red Planet we had not already explored. We know we had to come out swinging and Surviving Mars: Below & Beyond expands gameplay in a meaningful way,” says Magnus Lysell, Product Manager for Surviving Mars at Paradox Interactive. ”The possibilities are endless and we’re eager to continue exploring the Red Planet with our players.”

Launching alongside Below & Beyond is the Mars Lifestyle Radio Pack. The pack includes 16 original tracks from four different artists, for 70 minutes of chill roving tunes. The Mars Lifestyle Radio Pack will be available for $3.99 USD / €3.99 EUR / £2.89 GBP on the SteamGOG, and Microsoft stores, and $4.99 USD / €3.99 EUR / £2.89 GBP on PlayStation.

Fans of Surviving Mars can check out the Surviving Mars OST Vinyl, available for preorder at vinyl.survivingmars.com until September 7.

Surviving Mars is available on PCXbox One, and PlayStation 4. For more information about Surviving Mars, visit the Paradox Store page, or check it out on Twitter and Facebook.

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The publisher’s steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Hearts of Iron, and Stellaris series created by Paradox Development Studio, the Age of Wonders series created by Triumph Studios, as well as award-winning titles such as Cities: Skylines, Pillars of Eternity, and more from a network of partner studios. Paradox is the owner of the World of Darkness IPs and is publishing Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. Today, over four million people play a Paradox game each month, and the number of registered Paradox users is over twelve million.

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