Explore, expand, exploit and, of course, exterminate. That is your turn-based 4X strategy mandate in Endless Space 2, the currently-in-Early-Access sequel to 2012's Endless Space.
The United Empire is the newest major faction added to Endless Space 2. Old white men and young black women (and Asians, too!) come together to construct "great" fleets, make "great" discoveries, and to not shy away from the "greatness" that is their birthright. With Republican red dominating the propaganda video, it's hard not to draw parallels with America's current political platform.
So, if that sounds like the way you want to lead your people out into the cold, dark depths of space for the first time, then the United Empire the civilization for you.
Developer Amplitude Studios also has Endless Legend [Gaming Nexus score: 9 out of 10] under its belt, as well as Dungeon of the Endless ["An amazing technicolor dreamgame." - Chapel Collins, GN staff writer].
Hit the jump for granular details on what's been added in Endless Space 2's update. To include: three minor factions, minor faction quests, an increased turn limit going from 100 to 200 turns, a marketplace, and more technology tree unlocks.
Endless Space 2 is available on Early Access for $29.99.
FIRST BIG UPDATE FOR ENDLESS SPACE 2 BRINGS NEW MAJOR FACTION
Three new minor faction, increase in turn limit, marketplace and expanded tech tree join host of new content for 4X space strategy game currently in Early Access
Paris, France – November 22, 2016 – Award-winning developer Amplitude Studios has announced a new update for their sci-fi strategy game Endless Space 2. The update will become available later today and adds a new major faction, the United Empire, to the game, plus three new minor factions and gameplay changes including an increased turn limit, a reworked truce system and more.
Set in the same universe as the original Endless Space and its fantasy-themed spin-off Endless Legend, Endless Space 2 is a turn-based, 4X space-strategy game that expands the popular Endless universe even further. Currently in Early Access, Endless Space 2 features five asymmetric factions with a total of eight factions planned for the final version of the game.
Endless Space 2 Update Includes:
New major faction: The United Empire, which features economics-focused gameplay based on the generation and use of influence.
Three minor factions: The Pilgrims & Amoeba factions from the original Endless Space, and the new Z’vali faction have been added.
Minor faction quests: Players can now assimilate minor factions through various special quests.
Increased turn limit: Players can now play up to 200 turns. Players can choose to continue their game after achieving a victory at turn 100.
Marketplace: Allows players to acquire resources and heroes in exchange for Dust
Technology Tree: Era 4 of the Tech Tree has been added, offering for more research paths, unlocks and buildings
Addition of deeds: Players will receive special rewards for performing specific actions
In addition to the features listed above, Amplitude Studios has once again listened to its community and revamped the truce and weapons systems. With the reworked truce system, a truce will no longer be forced, but will instead be based on civil unrest. With the reworked ship design system, players no longer have any restrictions on weapons, as all hulls can use kinetics, beams, lasers and missiles.
Endless Space 2 is currently available on Early Access on Steam for €39,99/£34,99 (Standard Edition) and €49,99/£44,99 (Digital Deluxe Edition).
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