Prison Architect: Perfect Storm DLC out on Switch alongside free update

PRison Architect Perfect Storm Switch

Paradox Interactive and Double Eleven recently announced the arrival of Perfect Storm, a DLC expansion pack for Prison Architect, on Switch. As the name implies, the expansion primarily introduces Calamities, a new gameplay element where players have to mitigate and overcome different disasters as they arise and frustrate prison management. You can view a release trailer for Prison Architect: Perfect Storm below.

If you are interested in learning a little more about Prison Architect: Perfect Storm before you pick it up on Switch, read on for a short blurb from the publisher.

Calamities can strike at any moment, lowering happiness and increasing unrest among the inmates. Wardens can train staff, apply for grants, and fortify their compound to control a calamity’s impact on their prison. Players are incentivized to create a clean and safe environment for their inmates through calamity preparation, rewarding Wardens who keep their inmates comfortable. Wardens need to think creatively about solving problems, preventing disaster, and overcoming unexpected challenges.

Key Features

– Riot Before the Storm – “Calamities,” like Deep Freezes, Heatwaves, Rat Infestations, and Lightning Storms can cause structural damage, lower prison ratings, and wreak havoc in the compound.
– Come Cell or High Water – Pest Control, Plumbers, Repairmen, and Road Maintenance Emergency Services are available for immediate relief from calamities. Electrician, Cold Control, Fire Safety, First Aid Training, and Pest Removal Training allow staff to mitigate damage and keep things running smoothly.
– Granted Refuge – Grants for Disaster Relief, Heatwaves, Emergency Protocol, Subsidence, Advanced Staff Training and Utility Retrofit Grant fund much-needed preparations to help ride out Calamities.
– Raining Rats and Dogs – Check current and forecasted weather conditions, and use weather prediction objects, to stay apprised of any impending disasters.

Prison Architect: Perfect Storm will cost you $9.99 on the Switch eShop. If you’re craving some new Prison Architect content and do not want to pay, you’re still in luck. Alongside Perfect Storm, Prison Architect has also received a free update titled “The Tower,” which ads several gameplay improvements and options such as different floor types, new search dogs, and nonlethal sniper bullets.


Nick Pearson
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