Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Invasions DLC Announced, Releases May 26

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Triumph Studios have announced Invasions, the next DLC pack for Age of Wonders: Planetfall.

Invasions introduces the Shakarn, a race of brutal reptilian conquerors that have returned to terrorize the galaxy in the absence of the Star Union. The DLC also adds the Therians, an NPC race of humanoid aliens that have spliced their DNA with animals to accelerate their evolution.

Other new features include Voidbringer invasions as late game content, and the new Conquered Worlds game mode. In this mode, one player controls a massive empire, and must defend it against other players with smaller, scattered settlements of insurgents.

You can find the announcement trailer for the new DLC below.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Invasions will release on all platforms May 26th.

You can find a rundown of the new content (via Steam) below:

In the stardust and disunity of the collapsed Star Union, an insidious new race of conquerors has come to lay claim to the galaxy. Deploy and destroy as the merciless Shakarn, a vicious race of conniving lizardmen with holographic disguises ready to deceive, disrupt and disintegrate the last strongholds of human might. Utilize light and sound trickery to sabotage and scatter your foes from the inside out, overwhelm them with brutish alien force, or form the most unlikely of alliances: the choice is yours. Choose quickly though, as new environmental catastrophes can strike without warning, and enemies may spring from unexpected places. The Shakarn empire is ready to strike your enemies down, but do not make the mistake of being overconfident. Never forget that the greatest threats often come from above…

New Features

  • The Shakarn – Planetfall’s newest playable faction gives new meaning to cold-blooded. These ruthless lizardmen can deploy units from the Zardas caste with holographic disguises to mimic and confuse foes or deploy the brutal Domok to crush them outright.
  • The Therians- This NPC race of sophisticated warriors has accelerated evolution by fusing their DNA with that of animals. Under the rule of the mysterious Deer, this rogue militia has fled their home planet to colonize new worlds, but you won’t catch them in the headlights! They are formidable as friends or foes.
  • Voidbringer Invasions – Face the ultimate late-game challenge as the enigmatic Voidbringers use trans-dimensional warfare to rain down legions of enthralled soldiers across your empire. Destroy their beacons and extinguish their colossal armies, or submit and become enthralled yourself to conquer the world in the name of the void.
  • World Events – Battles can now be spontaneously shaken up by over 20 different environmental catastrophes covering everything from pirate uprisings to superstorms to solar flares. Each will require adaptive playstyles to truly test a player’s mastery of Planetfall.
  • Additional Campaign Missions
    Venture into new territory as the Shakarn begin their invasion of the Egalitarian League of Planets with two new campaign maps. The humans thought they had conquered everything, but the vast galaxy of Planetfall continues to grow…
  • Conquered Worlds
    In this team juggernaut-style game mode, form an alliance to topple a formidable kingpin. One player starts with a titanic empire, and all others unite to crumble their dominion to dust. Don’t get too envious– those who get used to being behind the sword may soon find themselves in front of it.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is available on Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. If you missed it, you can find our review here (we recommend it!)

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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