Earlier today, 11 bit studios announced that the release of the next DLC in the Stories series will be coming to PC on November 14th, the 4th anniversary of the original release of This War of Mine. The DLC is called The Last Broadcast, and much like all previous This War of Mine content, the focus is on delivering a deep and emotional story. This story in particular is themed around "the price of telling the truth."
In the process of creating the narrative for the newest DLC, the team at 11 bit studios teamed up with game writer Meg Jayanth, the writer behind 80 days. There are also indications that this DLC is much larger in scope compared to it's predecessor, Father's Promise.
The new episode will be priced at $3.99, but players can pick up the season pass now for $4.99 and get access to all content with no additional cost. If you're interested in checking out all the content, it may be best to get in early, as the season pass will be jumping to $6.99 with the release of The Last Broadcast on November 14th.
October 31, 2018 — It took more time than initially expected, but here at 11 bit studios - where we iterate games hundreds of times to make sure what you’re served is an utterly thrilling story - it’s not entirely unexpected. We’re proud to finally announce that This War of Mine: Stories second DLC, The Last Broadcast will be coming to PC on November 14, 2018.
Everything began after the first episode, Father’s Promise, when 11 bit studios joined forces with exceptionally talented game writer Meg Jayanth, most known for 80 Days (IGF winner for Excellence in Narrative), to create a new story for This War of Mine. Based on a scenario by Meg, we present to you The Last Broadcast, the newest installment to This War of Mine: Stories.
The new episode will launch on November 14, 2018, to mark the 4th anniversary of the original release of the game. Over the course of development, this story grew much larger in scope when compared to Father’s Promise. Tomasz Kisilewicz, Project Lead, says;
“Surely it took us a while, but the focus was on delivering a deeply emotional story. The leading theme circles around the price of telling the truth.
In this addition, we’re introducing a lot of new content with different endings, new gameplay mechanics, new moral dilemmas about telling the truth that influence the world, new playable civilians, a new shelter people can live in, and new sites of the city of Pogoren to visit. It had to be at least as good as the other stories you can find in This War of Mine. For this reason, after we received the scenario from Meg we iterated on the episode an enormous amount of times afterward. We had to make sure that in the end, the community would have a story they expect from us and we couldn’t let them down. And now that The Last Broadcast is releasing, I’d like to say ‘enjoy The Last Broadcast’, but perhaps the better wording is actually ‘experience The Last Broadcast’.”
This new episode will be priced at $3.99 USD. Due to the significant growth of this DLC, the season pass will change from its price of $4.99 to $6.99 on November 14, 2018. We strongly encourage players to act now if they want to get this great content before the price increase! Everyone who has purchased the season pass to date will receive all of the content without any additional cost.
The Last Broadcast will be available on Steam, GOG.com, Humble Store and others.