Star Control: Origins “Earth Rising” Season Pass Announced, Continues Story Campaign

Stardock Entertainment has announced a season pass for Star Control: Origins.

The new content will be released in four parts as Earth Rising, and will continue the story the left off in the base game – only now it will focus on humanity’s expansion into the galaxy.

The first part of the new story content, Aftermath, is set for a release on December 11th. Fans can expect dozens of new missions, new alien races, and of course – even more ships.

Here’s a blurb on the new content:

As Captain of Earth’s first interstellar starship, your primary mission is to ensure the safety of Earth from hostile alien forces through a combination of diplomacy and combat skill, while acquiring the materials and technologies Earth needs to begin growing beyond its home solar system.

In the first part, Aftermath, players discover that not every alien is happy about the prospect of an expanding human empire. There are unknown enemies lurking in the shadows seeking to undermine Earth’s ambitions, while others begin to react to the recent successes of the Earth captain and his primitive ship.

While the expansion adds a great deal of content for those who have already completed the major events of Star Control: Origins, much of the new content greatly expands the richness of the Star Control universe for first-time players, including many new side-quests, new alien species, and new ships to recruit.

Earth Rising Season Pass will set you back $19.99. The release schedule for the following parts is as follows:

  • Part 2 – Winter 2018
  • Part 3 – Spring 2019
  • Part 4 – Summer 2019

Star Control: Origins is now available for Windows PC, via Steam. In case you missed it, you can find my thorough review for the game here (I highly recommend it!).

Brandon Orselli

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