Moon Diver DLC live on PSN, two more packs coming

The first DLC pack for Moon Diver arrived this Tuesday along with the PSN update. The 99-cent "Silence" pack added a new playable character and a score attack mode to the Strider-esque side-scroller. Two additional DLC items were announced today, one coming next week and the other currently without a date.

On April 26, two more infinitely scrolling Score Attack stages, "Orbit," and "Rage," will be available in a single 99-cent pack. Sometime in the future, the free DLC Pack #3 will include the "Chain Kill Mode," in which players attempt to kill as many enemies as possible while maintaining a combo. "A brand new world awaits if you are able to survive the attacking hordes!" If you're lucky, maybe it'll be a new horde-free world.

Like the "Chain Kill" DLC, the Xbox 360 version of Moon Diver remains undated, with Square Enix saying only that "Pricing and availability for the Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 will be announced at a later date."%Gallery-121258%
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MOON DIVER DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT COMING TO PLAYSTATION®NETWORK
Frenetic Four-Player Cooperative Side-Scrolling Action Expanded with
New Character, New Modes and New Stages

LOS ANGELES (April 14, 2011) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced today three new DLC content expansions for its popular digital release Moon Diver™ on the PlayStation®Network. Developed for both the PlayStation®Network and for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Moon Diver delivers frenetically fast-paced gameplay and a classic side-scrolling perspective for up to four players locally or via online cooperative play. The PlayStation®Network version of Moon Diver is now available. Pricing and availability for the Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 will be announced at a later date.

DLC schedule for the PlayStation®Network:
Moon Diver DLC Pack #1: New Player Character "Silence" and Score Attack Mode
Release Date: April 12
Price: $0.99
Description: Unlock Silence, a character you once battled countless times. Use your former nemesis to execute amazing acrobatic feats. Try your hand at Score Attack Mode and SCORE ATTACK! 1 "Flow," a special stage designed just for it! Go for the high score on side-scrolling stages featuring powerful enemies! This is a single-player mode, but experience points earned here are applied to Story Mode.

Moon Diver DLC Pack #2: New Score Attack Mode Stages: "Orbit" and "Rage"
Release Date: April 26
Price: $0.99
Description: SCORE ATTACK! 2 "Orbit" and SCORE ATTACK! 3 "Rage" are now available in Score Attack Mode. Go for the high score on stages that never quit scrolling. Your main objective is simple: kill as many enemies as you can! This is a single-player mode, but experience points earned here are applied to Story Mode.

Moon Diver DLC Pack #3: Chain Kill Mode
Release Date: To be announced at a later date
Price: Free
Description: Introducing Chain Kill Mode, a new mode where you try to kill multiple enemies in quick succession! See how many Chain Kills you can get within a limited area before your HP runs out. A brand new world awaits if you are able to survive the attacking hordes! This is a single-player mode, but experience points earned here are applied to Story Mode.

About Moon Diver:
Developed by feelplus inc., Moon Diver was created by Koichi Yotsui, the visionary game designer behind one of the most iconic arcade action games of the last two decades, Strider®. While Moon Diver certainly pays homage to its side-scrolling ancestor with hordes of enemies and gigantic bosses, the game innovates in a number of ways, including: entirely modern three-dimensional graphics; a dynamic and intuitive character experience and leveling system; four-player local and online co-op with the ability to instantly drop in and out; and a number of unique, selectable, upgradeable and cooperatively combinable character special abilities called "MoonSault Combinations," which can dramatically alter the field of play at any moment – from powerful area-of-effect attacks to critical passive power boosts to simple, yet effective, invisibility.

Story:



At the dawn of the 22nd century, an evil power brought inanimate objects to life, and they turned on humanity. Bridges, automobiles, cities – the whole of humanity's creations were all compelled to turn on their makers. Mankind's fears of apocalypse became reality!

Hidden amongst humanity's survivors, an elite unit of specially trained ninja known as Moondivers has been lying in wait for orders to reclaim the planet.

Today, those orders arrived. Today, the battle to retake Earth begins.




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Moon Diver is now available for download on the PlayStation®Network for $14.99. Moon Diver is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. For more information about Moon Diver, please visit the official website at http://dlgames.square-enix.com/moondiver.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.