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Ancient Relics Story DLC Announced for Stellaris

Paradox Interactive have announced a story pack for Stellaris, titled Stellaris: Ancient Relics.

As the title implies, the expansion is focused on archaelogical treasures and relics. These include Relic Worlds of long dead civilizations and two new Precursors to investigate.

You can find the full run-down below:


Stellaris: Ancient Relics includes:

  • Said Ancient Relics: Collect and acquire valuable relics in your adventures as rewards for overcoming major crises or after completing a dig at an archaeological site and solving the chapters. Each relic gives significant benefits to your empire to aid in your interstellar escapades.
  • Those Who Came Before: Encounter clues about two extinct Precursor civilizations, the Baol and the Zroni, the former a sprawling hivemind of plantoids, the latter some of the most the most powerful psionics to have ever lived. Players can investigate these home systems to understand who they were and, more importantly, what one can learn from their demise.
  • Relic Worlds: Once filled with teeming life, these Relic Worlds now lie dead, replete with desolate ruins and dormant mysteries. Players can excavate guaranteed archeological sites on these worlds to explore these remnants and bring to light powerful relics and artifacts.
  • Dig In: Hit the dirt on a variety of enigmatic and alien worlds with more archeology sites available for your empire to study… or plunder. Each site begins a story with between one and six chapters to investigate. Retrace the history to discover artifacts and relics that can be boons to your empire.
  • Matter of Artifacts: Learning from history is much more than parables and antiques, it can often be the key to understanding one’s own place in the galaxy. Utilizing archaeological research, discover Minor Artifacts, a new resource type which can help empower one’s empire.

At this time, no release date has been confirmed. We will keep you posted as we learn more.

Stellaris is available now for Windows PC, Linux, and Mac OS (all via Humble Store and Steam), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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