Amplitude Studios announces Endless Space 2, an ironically titled sequel to
their award-winning 4X space-strategy game. They offer a 20-second
amplified reality teaser
trailer as well as an
interactive video to show off the new game, which will make its official
debut next week at Gamescom, though they indicate there are "secrets" buried
within the interactive clip that could reveal more of their plans between now
and then. Here's word:
Following a huge community effort to uncover
clues, award-winning developer Amplitude Studios announced the debut of the
fourth game in the Endless series, Endless Space 2. The sequel to the two-time
Unity-award winning Endless Space, Amplitude’s latest title features more
turn-based, 4X space-strategy that launches players into the space colonisation
age of various civilizations within the Endless universe.
Endless Space 2 will make its debut at gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany. For
media interested in a first-look demo, please contact ICO Partners at
Amplitude’s GAMES2GETHER community participated in an internet scavenger hunt to
collect various clues that eventually lead to the reveal of Endless Space 2 in
an “Amplified Reality” trailer. The interactive trailer is available HERE,
follow the on-screen instructions to interact.
The “Amplified Reality” trailer offers players the chance to watch a mysterious
timeline unravel, with further information on the game revealed through
interacting at particular moments. Amplitude’s GAMES2GETHER community has
quickly discovered that the trailer links to elements from the original Endless
Space, Dungeon of the Endless and Endless Legend. Further secrets are still
embedded within the trailer, however. Players can join Amplitude’s GAMES2GETHER
programme to become part Endless Space 2’s development, and unlock the first
revealed hero for the game.
Playing the Cravers in Endless Space is an interesting change from a typical 4X game. They burn out their planets eventually so you have to keep pushing outward or die. If Amplitude has learned from ES and EL then ES2 should be quite good. A friend gave me GalCiv 3, and I couldn't get into it at first. Hopefully the patches will have improved the gameplay somewhat. The Diplomacy AI was annoying as hell. On one turn a race would be sucking up to me, the next threatening me, and on the third suggesting we take out another. And it would continue like that all through the game.