The new Awakening
expansion is now available
, offering the chance to boldly go further in
, developer AMPLITUDE Studios' turn-based "strategic space opera" for
Windows and macOS. This includes a new playable faction with new heroes and a
new fleet, a new minor faction, and the promotion of the Academy to an empire in
its own right. Here's a new
here's the captain's log:
We here at Amplitude, in collaboration with NGD Studios, are happy to
announce today that "Awakening", the latest expansion for Endless Space 2, is
available now. If you've never played ES2 before, allow us to fill you in: it's
a galactic turn-based strategy game that puts you at the helm of your very own
space empire. The Endless universe is full of different factions vying for
control, each with their own stories and unique characteristics that make for
radically different gameplay depending on which faction you've selected as a
We've pushed this asymmetry even further with "Awakening", by introducing the
all-new Nakalim faction. Typically, what ES2 factions have in common is that
they start the game focused on growth and expansion. As the Nakalim, however,
you will begin as an extremely technologically advanced society that has
recently been awakened from a dormant state. Your mission will not be to expand,
but rather to seek ancient relics and reconquer lost lands, and to maintain your
lead all the while staving off decline.
But the Nakalim are just one element of this jam-packed new expansion. Here's
the rundown of everything that's included:
- Nakalim – The aforementioned new playable faction has a large technology head
start, balanced by weak science per turn. They depend on discovering lost Relics
to learn new technologies. Their relationship with the Academy allows them to
gain control over other systems through the Influence of their temples.
- Four new Heroes – The Nakalim are explorers, warriors, and believers. Use these
heroes to master exploration and for developing systems and diplomatic
- New fleet – Re-discover and take control of your ancient territories with
heavily defended exploration-oriented fleets.
- Minor Faction – Xirmisala – Dust-sensitive philosophers whose skills were
defined by the community via a Games2Gether vote.
- Academy empire – The Academy has always been the training ground for Endless
Space's legendary heroes. In "Awakening", the Academy becomes an empire with the
ability to manage star systems, fleets, and colonize new worlds. Contribute to
their expansion, and you will be duly rewarded with special Academy roles that
will give you special powers and bonuses, as well as access to the Academy's own
fleet of impressive ships.