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Second Part of Earth Rising DLC Now Available for Star Control: Origins

Stardock Entertainment has released the second part of the ongoing Earth Rising DLC for Star Control: Origins.

Part 2: Return of the Lexites tasks you with uncovering the mysteries surrounding a post-singularity alien race that is impeding humanity’s expansion into deep space. You can check out a trailer for Return of the Lexites above.

This storyline is part of the four-chapter Earth Rising DLC, and is now available as an update if you own the $19.99 expansion pack. The final two parts are due out in Summer and Fall of this year.

Here’s a rundown of the new content:


Continue the Star Control: Origins story with Earth Rising! Now that humans are a major player on the galactic scene, one question remains: how will they use their influence, and how will their interstellar neighbors feel about it?

Earth Rising is a 4-part expansion that contains new quests, ships, rewards, and story that is tied to humanity’s quest for establishing themselves as a major galactic power. Explore new stars, solve newly discovered mysteries, and form relationships with new alien races and their leaders.

What mark will you leave on the galaxy? Will it be for good, or for ill? Answer that question and much more in Earth Rising.

Key Features:

  • Part 1: Aftermath | Available Now
    Star Control has ordered the construction of a new base in Epsilon Trireme, but not every alien is happy about the idea of an expanding human empire and the base construction efforts have already encountered major trouble. Meanwhile, a suspiciously helpful group of aliens have returned and directed you toward the location of a potential new ally – a race of lazy aliens called the Gloosh. A new enemy has also appeared in the shadows, and it seems to have its own long and hostile history with humanity…
  • Part 2: Return of the Lexites | Available Now
    Face your most dangerous challenge yet against a post-singularity species whose motives are a mystery! The Lexites are impeding Earth’s efforts to expand into known space. But, why? As the Captain of Earth’s first interstellar starship, your mission is to visit new worlds and engage in combat against strange new ships while trying to unravel the mysterious plans of the post-humans who left Earth.
  • Part 3: The Syndicate | Coming Summer 2019
  • Part 4: Earth Rises | Coming Fall 2019

Star Control: Origins is available on Windows PC via Steam and GOG for $29.99. If you missed it, you can find our review of the base game here (we highly recommend it!).

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