Z-Man Games announced Wednesday that, in 2015, it will release a third expansion for Pandemic, this one called State of Emergency.
Pandemic: State of Emergency will include three new challenges, each of which will make the game a bit harder.
From the Z-Man games Facebook page:
The Hinterlands Challenge
Where the diseases are spreading from animals to humans…
The Emergency Events Challenge
Where unpredictable Events have nasty effects on the game…try to use Quarantines to stop the spread of disease across the board…
The Superbug Challenge
Where a fifth disease that cannot be treated threatens the world! Produce vaccine doses after finding its cure in order to fight off this threat. You must eradicate the superbug disease to win.
The last of the three challenges, according to Z-Man, is “not for the faint of heart.”
Presumably, State of Emergency will be compatible with Pandemic: In the Lab and Pandemic: On the Brink, but the company has released no further information. The game is slated to reach game store shelves some time next year.