Endless Space has a brontosaurus-looking new enemy on the way

by: Randy -
New expansion: Disharmony. New enemy: The Harmony. Form of currency: Dust. The Harmony's mission: Annihilate dust! Consider yourself briefed.

4X strategy game Endless Space received free add-ons before, but this summer, as Endless Space approaches its first anniversary, the Disharmony expansion pack will hit DLC and retail with a $9.99 price tag.

Backtrack to our interview with Amplitude Studios, Endless Space's developers, if you want to get a feel for their influences, which include, but are not limited to, "Dune, Battlestar Galactica, the Culture novels, Star Wars pre-midi-chlorian, and Known Space." If one of those name drops didn't quicken your geek pulse then you may safely move along.

Here's the new trailer, revealing the obvs ironically named The Harmony.
 
ICEBERG INTERACTIVE ANNOUNCES ENDLESS SPACE: DISHARMONY EXPANSION PACK COMING THIS SUMMER

New Faction, Weapon Systems, Fighters, and Bombers Add Infinite Dimensions to Endless Space

Haarlem, The Netherlands – May 28, 2013 — Videogame publisher Iceberg Interactive announced today Endless Space: Disharmony, the first full Expansion Pack for the popular 4X game Endless Space, will be coming to Steam this summer for $9.99. After four free DLC packs, Endless Space: Disharmony displays Amplitude Studios’ ongoing commitment to enhancing the wildly successful 4X space strategy game Endless Space, since its critically-acclaimed release last summer.

Endless Space: Disharmony brings a brand new experience to Endless Space players by debuting a new faction called “The Harmony.” Battles have never been so intense with the addition of fighters and bombers, battle formations, a new targeting system, a redesigned weapon system and enhanced invasion mechanics. The AI opponents will be significantly more unpredictable with the implementation of the new ‘Adaptive Multi-Agenda Artificial Intelligence System.'

“We’re lucky to have a motivated team and even luckier to have such an incredible community,” commented Mathieu Girard, CEO of Amplitude Studios. “Our expansion pack has been designed based on player requests and community G2G votes, and we hope that it fulfills – or surpasses – their expectations."

Endless Space: Disharmony Game Features:

    A brand new Faction called “The Harmony” with the main objective to ANNIHILATE DUST!
    New fighters and bomber units that will completely change the shape of combat, especially with the new Battle Formation and Targeting systems
    A complete rework of the Ship Design Interface giving an improved Weapon System that includes family types for modules (short, medium and long range)
    New invasion mechanics have been added: prepare the population for bombardments, sieges and land invasions
    Expect to face a real challenge when playing against AI opponents with the new Adaptive Multi-Agent Artificial Intelligence System (AMAS)
    Other additions and features voted or requested by the community include:
        Four new heroes (Games2Gether)
        A new option to disable exchange of technologies, as a request from the Multiplayer community
        New Rally Points feature for newly built ships to reduce micromanagement

Endless Space: Disharmony will be available both as DLC and as retail this summer for $9.99.
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