The opening cinematic for the upcoming The Outer Worlds DLC Murder on Eridanos was released today. In addition to giving players a general feel for the vibe of the Murder on Eridanos DLC, the cinematic also revealed the DLC’s official release date.
Release Date For Outer Worlds DLC Murder on Eridanos Revealed
The second and final DLC for The Outer World titled Murder on Eridanos has a confirmed release date of March 17.
The release date news comes courtesy of the opening cinematic for Murder on Eridanos that was uploaded to the Obsidian YouTube channel today, and an accompanying blog post from Obsidian Game Director Megan Starks.
It’s noted that players can purchase the Expansion Pass for The Outer Worlds for $24.99 which includes the previous DLC Peril on Gorgon as well as the Murder on Eridanos DLC.
If you already have Peril on Gorgon, or you’re only interested in Murder on Eridanos, the individual DLC will be available for $14.99. For those wondering what the Murder on Eridanos DLC will consist of, the key story points and features were shared on the PlayStation Blog.
“In Murder on Eridanos you remain in the driver seat of the narrative, but now you must solve who killed the renowned actress Halcyon Helen,” the PS Blog post explains.
“The core of Murder on Eridanos is to solve a crime… and murder is just the beginning of what you will find. You will have to interrogate witnesses, learn about potential alibis, and argue who you believe is responsible. This also leads to some entertaining outcomes as it is up to you to decide what to do.
Do you falsely accuse an innocent spectator? Do you present a poor case with lack of evidence? How will others respond? What happens if you try to convince people that you somehow are responsible for the murder? Yes, even that is possible!”
The locale for the Murder on Eridanos DLC is a luxury tourist destination run by the Rizzo corporation.
“This premiere locale consists of a collection of drifting islands being pulled through an ever-constant storm in the planet’s upper atmosphere.”
Along with a beautiful, immersive location for players to explore, the DLC also allows players to meet a few iconic characters in The Outer Worlds such as tossball player Black Hole Bertie and actor Spencer Woolrich.
Need a little help solving the DLC’s murder mystery? You’ll have access to a brand new tool that’s tied to your Science skill and can help you uncover important clues!
“To assist you in your new role as inspector, you will have access to a completely new tool known as the Discrepancy Amplifier. This amazing device uses Science to reveal clues in your immediate surroundings. Not only does it expose details which will unlock new quest options, it also provides its own humorous analysis of those details.”
The PS Blog confirms that perks and flaws, new scientific weapons, armor variants, and additional quests and choices will also be available in Murder on Eridanos.
All in all, the Murder on Eridanos DLC sounds like it adds a lot to The Outer Worlds with its intriguing murder mystery, fun characters to talk to, a brand new tool to play around with, and the promise of new goodies like armor variants.
Again, the Murder on Eridanos DLC for The Outer Worlds is scheduled to release on March 17 across all platforms – Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S via backward compatibility, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility, and PC. You can purchase the DLC on its own for $14.99 or purchase the Expansion Pass for $24.99 to get both the Peril on Gorgon DLC and the Murder on Eridanos DLC for The Outer Worlds.
While we wait to unravel the murderous mysteries in the Murder on Eridanos DLC for The Outer Worlds, we’re curious to hear your thoughts on the DLC’s opening cinematic and concept.