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Sep 07, 2021

Go Below and Beyond today with lava tubes and mining in the next expansion for Surviving Mars

From Press Release:

STOCKHOLM – September 7, 2021 –  Get ready to dig below the Red Planet’s surface and experience a hole new world, because Surviving Mars: Below & Beyond is now available. Developed by Abstraction and published by Paradox Interactive, Below & Beyond is the latest expansion for the hit survival colony management game, Surviving Mars. Players can purchase Surviving Mars: Below & Beyond for a suggested retail price of $19.99 USD / €19.99 EUR / £15.49 GBP on SteamGOGEpicPlayStation™ 4 and Xbox One.

With the Below & Beyond expansion, Surviving Mars players can expand their colony’s horizons into underground caves and lava tubes, and beyond the surface to fleeting asteroids. The redefined Recon & Expansion tech tree gives players the tools to build, discover and evolve their colony. Construct underground buildings and bases to provide the colony with additional levels of protection against natural disasters. Leverage technological discoveries to mine passing asteroids for exotic resources – just make sure to get back before it leaves orbit!

“We have one of the most supportive and creative communities in gaming. We know that, with these expanded features, our players will blow our minds with their ingenuity,” says Magnus Lysell, Product Manager for Surviving Mars at Paradox Interactive. “We give our players the tools they need to overcome challenges and create their story. With Below & Beyond, we’ve given players a lot to work with and I’m sure they will come up with some incredible colonies.”

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.

“We’re beyond excited to welcome players back to the world of Surviving Mars with Below & Beyond,” says Dominique Morel, COO at Abstraction. “It’s been amazing exploring and expanding Surviving Mars’s horizons so that players can push them even further.”

Players can also purchase the Mars Lifestyle Radio Pack 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.

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.