Haarlem, The Netherlands – 26 June 2013 – Endless Space players will see their universe extend massively with the Endless Space: Disharmony expansion pack, which will be released on Steam later today. Developer Amplitude Studios is very pleased to enrich its 4x space strategy universe and give the community a new level of complexity.
“I’m very excited to get this into the players’ hands,” said Romain de Waubert, Creative Director. “We’ve put a lot of effort into addressing the parts of the game and gameplay that either we or the community thought could be improved. We’ve come a long way already with the four free add-ons, and the expansion pack is the icing on the Endless cake."
As previously promised, Amplitude will reward its loyal players the ‘Sheredyn Faction’, ‘Endless Hero’ and ‘Automaton ship models’. These free items will unlock to all players upon the release of the Disharmony expansion pack.
An official launch trailer accompanies the release and can be streamed at the Iceberg Youtube channel here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxOXa5MSOY4
Endless Space: Disharmony can be purchased as DLC on Steam for $9,99 / €9,99 / £8.99. Publisher Iceberg Interactive will be releasing the English retail version (key-only box with 16 page stellar art book) this Friday 28th of June.
You can find Endless Space Disharmony release notes here.
Background story for “Endless Space: Disharmony” expansion pack
The Harmony had been moving since the birth of the universe, passing through the galaxies, seeking The Core. Their migration was deliberate, calm, inevitable.
Dust was their downfall. In the galaxy of the Endless they were ensnared; this strange technological creation that affected particles, fields and waves broke the single movement of the Harmony into a cacophony of individual elements. In this galaxy, the Harmony have fallen from grace and turned into gravity-enchained individuals.
The Harmony saw Dust, then, as a menace or a plague, and set out to rid the universe of its effects. But for the Harmony, creatures of mineral, there is no difference between an "inhabited" or "uninhabited" planet - they are only "infected" or "clean."
To the rest of the galaxy the arrival of the Harmony was a minor apocalypse. They attacked in small ships, targeting Dust-infected infrastructures and populations. Other peoples responded in kind, creating Fighter and Bomber craft to counter the Harmony's unusual tactics, bringing the war to their enemy. Planetary bombardment and invasion will take frightening new turns; new heroes will rise up to counter the threats. The Era of Disharmony is coming!
A brand new Faction called “the Harmony” with a single objective in mind, 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 your population for bombardments, sieges and land invasions!
Expect to face a real challenge when playing against AI opponents with the New Adaptive Multi-Agent System (AMAS)
Other additions and features voted or requested by the community include:
o Four new Heroes
o A new option to Disable Exchange of Technologies, as a request from the Multiplayer community!
About Endless Space
Endless Space, a critically acclaimed 4X turn-based strategy game covering the space colonization age, is the first game from Amplitude Studios. The player can explore an infinity of galaxies, expand their civilization through subtle trade and diplomacy or warfare and conquest, exploit different planet types, luxuries and strategic resources and challenge up to seven opponents in online confrontations. The game has been designed - and is still being enhanced - with the participation of the community via the GAMES2GETHER process. Read more here http://endless-space.amplitude-studios.com .
About Amplitude Studios
Amplitude Studios is an independent gathering of experienced video game lovers (and developers) with a single goal: create the best strategy games! Based in Paris, the studio boasts an international team that has worked all over the world. Developer credits include franchises such as Battlefield, Rayman, XIII, R.U.S.E., Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Call of Juarez, Might & Magic Heroes, Might & Magic Clash of Heroes, and others. Working closely for years with communities of players to share, discuss or compare ideas, the whole team has the dream of bringing the idea of GAMES 2 GETHER one step further. Help us accomplish our goal to bring a brand new way for players around the world to participate in the creation of a video game! Read more at http://www.amplitude-studios.com.
About Iceberg Interactive:
Iceberg Interactive (http://www.iceberg-games.com ) is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans and is located in Haarlem, The Netherlands. While keeping its roots in the European retail games market, Iceberg has rapidly increased its focus towards the global digital games market, by building strong direct relationships with dozens of Game Portals. Staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an international assembly of game developers, both midsize and indie. With a distinct focus on the strategy, action, simulation and adventure game genres, the company has garnered attention with acclaimed releases including Killing Floor, Wings of Prey, APB Reloaded and Endless Space among its 50+ game arsenal - with more promising games in the pipeline.