Kalypso Media announces plans for Galactic Civilizations II: Endless Universe
a standalone third expansion for the strategy sequel due this August that will
include the previous two expansions. So just how endless is the universe? "Space
is big - really big - you just won't believe how vastly, hugely mind-bogglingly
big it is. You may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but
that's just peanuts to space." Here's the announcement:
The battle for
galactic supremacy continues in Endless Universe; the new stand-alone add-on for
the acclaimed strategy game Galactic Civilizations II, to be published by
Kalypso Media at the end of August 2008. A stand-alone version, it requires no
additional purchase and also includes the two previously released add-ons: Dark
Avatar and Twilight Of the Arnor.
Galactic Civilizations II is the best selling strategy game in the United
States, has received several awards, and spent a number of weeks in the U.S. Top
Ten Game Charts. Endless Universe builds on the epic story, following on from
Dark Avatar and Twilight of Arnor.
Thanks to Dark Avatar the different races now have multiple characteristics
which adds variety and fun during the game. Now, the races range from
“super-diplomatist” to “super-destroyer”. Also, Dark Avatar provides the planets
with environmental conditions. Thus, the player needs to decide whether he wants
to invest into research and development or leave the planet to a hostile player.
Furthermore, Dark Avatar presents new scenes, new challenges, asteroids which
can be used as mines, new races, and a new version of the spy system.
Further differences in characteristics between the races are provided by
Twilight of the Arnor. Here, the player can experience new features, starting
with individual developments to race-specific weapons, skills and buildings. In
addition, there are sensational improvements to the planets, many new star
ships, a much bigger galaxy, and a new soundtrack! On top of that, “Twilight of
the Arnor” includes editors for the planets, scenario, and technological