Hidden Path Entertainment revealed that the anticipated Containment expansion for its popular tower defense game Defense Grid: The Awakening will launch on January 23rd via Steam.

Made possible thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Defense Grid: Containment boasts a new story, eight new maps, and voice acting from Firefly's Alan Tudyk and Street Fighter: The Movie's Ming-Na Wen. Hidden Path notes that Kickstarter backers weighed in on many crucial elements throughout the expansion's development process.

"The Defense Grid community's involvement went well beyond just funding the project," Hidden Path explains. "As part of the Kickstarter rewards, backers gained access to a private discussion forum that allowed them to submit ideas for Containment and future titles, and have them reviewed and voted on by their peers. One of the digital rewards for backers was a Level Previewer which gave users the power to design their own Defense Grid levels and submit them to the team at Hidden Path."

Defense Grid: Containment will be priced at $4.99. A compilation featuring all Defense Grid content released to date will be available for $19.99.