Microsoft announced a season pass program for Ryse: Son of Rome today. The $20 season pass will give players access to four DLC packs over the course of multiple months following the Xbox One exclusive's November 22 launch.

Ryse's four pieces of DLC will feature a new mode, 14 multiplayer maps, six new skins for players, a new equipment tier and level events. The season pass is a 25 percent discount on the combined, as-yet-unannounced individual prices of the DLC packs, and will also come with a sword and shield exclusive to season pass holders. The Crytek-developed game will include 11 multiplayer maps at launch and an extra one specific to the Day One edition.
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"Ryse: Son of Rome" Season Pass Offers Big Savings on Future Multiplayer Content
Save more than 25 percent across four upcoming add-on packs with the "Ryse: Son of Rome" Season Pass

On Nov. 22, prepare to step into the iconic Colosseum of ancient Rome in "Ryse: Son of Rome's" Gladiator mode and forge your destiny in blood and steel. However, your career in the arena will not end once fame and glory have been achieved upon the sands. Microsoft Studios and Crytek today announced an entire season of upcoming multiplayer content for "Ryse: Son of Rome," giving players new battlefields, armor, events and more to expand their legacy in the exclusive Xbox One launch title.

Four add-on packs will be released in the months following launch, and with the "Ryse: Son of Rome" Season Pass, you can own all of them, plus exclusive in-game items, for $19.99 (USD) – a more than 25 percent discount versus buying each add-on pack individually. The Season Pass will be available for purchase at launch and will include:

· Four add-on packs which contain a total of 14 multiplayer maps, a brand-new mode , six player skins, new level events, and access to a new tier of weapons and armor
· An in-game sword and shield with bonus attributes for use in multiplayer that are exclusive to the Season Pass

More details about "Ryse: Son of Rome's" multiplayer mode are available on Xbox Wire: http://news.xbox.com/2013/08/gamescom-ryse

About Crytek

Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for Xbox 360™, Playstation®3, PC, mobile devices and games-as-service using their cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CRYENGINE®.

The company's headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (UK), Shanghai (China), Istanbul (Turkey) and Austin (USA).

Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio and a 2010 Red Dot Design Award. Its multi-award winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards), Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010) and Warface (awarded Best Social/Casual/Online Game of Gamescom 2012).

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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