Paradox has announced its first meaty expansion, Leviathans, for its 4X grand strategy game Stellaris.
Here’s everything you need to know:
“In Stellaris: Leviathans, the galaxy will be filled anew with adventure and challenge as your new and naïve space-faring empire comes face-to-face and ship-to-ship with a host of dangers and rewards.
Guardians: Powerful space entities with mysterious origins and motives. Fight or investigate them to unlock technologies and gain access to great treasures.
Enclaves: Independent outposts of traders and artists who are willing to make a deal. Exchange resources, purchase information about the galaxy, or commission a great work of art for your empire.
War In Heaven: Where will your fledgling empire lie if two ancient Fallen Empires decide to renew old grievances in a War in Heaven? Will you err on the side of caution and take a side with the stronger power, or will you strike at both whilst they are occupied with their own titanic struggle?”
Sunless Sea writer Alexis Kennedy has been doing work for Paradox recently, so it’s highly likely that this is the stuff he’s been working on.
A specific release date, as well as a price, have not been divulged.
Stellaris was a bit of a disappointment for me. Not because it was bad, but because it just wasn’t on the superb quality level of the developer’s previous 4X grand strategy games. Alas, I’ll wait until Paradox has another big sale two years in the future, and I’ll pick this up, along with all the other DLC by then for it, on the the cheap.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.