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Dead in Vinland will get first DLC and a free new game mode on September 19

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Turn-based Viking survival game Dead in Vinland, which Jody "couldn't stop playing" despite its flaws (opens in new tab), will get its first DLC and a free new mode on September 19, developer CCCP has announced (opens in new tab).

The DLC is called Vallhund, and it'll let you recruit a new Norse dog companion to your camp. CCCP didn't give away any more details or say how much Vallhund would cost, but it did release two screenshots of the dog looking cute, one above, one below (the second suggests you'll be able to play fetch with it in your camp).

Alongside the paid DLC, CCCP will release a new, free game mode focused on exploration and make more minor gameplay tweaks, including giving enemies random traits. It promised more details on its devblog (opens in new tab) soon.

The next new mode will arrive in a paid expansion before the end of the year, and the third and final DLC is due next year.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.