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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Developer: Paradox Development
Release Date: May 9, 2016

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'Stellaris' Sells 1.5 Million Copies, Launches Apocalypse Expansion - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2018 @ 10:45 a.m. PST

Stellaris turns your eyes to the stars in a science fiction strategy game that will be about more than just building empires in the skies.

For millennia our race has developed, explored and battled for control of a planet. Now we turn our eyes beyond our own solar system, to other stars in our galaxy. New planets, new discoveries, maybe even new civilizations await us. And Paradox Development Studio, the masters of grand strategy, will be your guides on this new voyage.

With a dynamic decision system and a heavy emphasis on exploration and science teams, Stellaris gives you much more to research than bigger lasers or stronger hulls – though you’ll need those too. Space is very big, and your first step will be getting a grasp of just what is around you and how it can be best used for the benefit of your civilization.

Since the game’s launch in May 2016, Stellaris has now sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.

The expansion, which bears the hope-inspiring title “Apocalypse,” will bring new levels of warfare and destruction to the galactic exploration and discovery game, and will add many new ways to extend one’s galactic dominion – including the ability to destroy entire enemy planets.

Stellaris: Apocalypse redefines stellar warfare for all players with a host of new offensive and defensive options, alongside a few non-violent new features for those poor, unsuspecting empires not currently at war. Several free features will also be added to Stellaris when Apocalypse launches, giving all players more tools and methods to stave off doo

The new Apocalypse DLC will include:

  • That’s No Moon, neither is That One, That One Might be a Moon, Wait, No: Keep the local systems in line with fear of the new “Colossus” planet-killer weapon – a technological terror that eliminates entire worlds from the universe.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to You: New enormous “Titan” capital ships can lead your fleets to conquest, offering tremendous bonuses to the vessels under their command. Meanwhile, fortify key systems with massive orbital installations and secure your homeworld as an impenetrable bastion among the stars.
  • Pirates of the Constellation: Watch out for Marauders – space nomads who raid settled empires and carve out their lives on the fringe of civilization. Hire them as mercenaries in your own conflicts, but take care that they don’t unify and trigger a new late-game crisis!
  • Some Non-Violent Features: New Ascension Perks and Civics are added in the expansion, along with new Unity Ambitions that provide new ways to spend Unity and customize your development.

Apocalypse brings new military options, civic paths, and challenges to Stellaris as it is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs for US$19.99 on the Paradox Store.

Thousands of planets populate procedurally generated star systems giving you the largest possible theatre for performing the emergent stories that Paradox has become famous for. Customize your ships, encounter unique randomly generated races, and participate in advanced diplomacy that would make Picard look like an amateur.

And all in a beautiful and evocative star map unmatched by anything we’ve made before.

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