Dinosaur-Riding Amazon Faction Revealed for Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Triumph Studios and Paradox Interactive have revealed another faction for their upcoming sci-fi 4X game, Age of Wonders: Planetfall.

The Amazons are effectively the sci-fi equivalent of this long-running franchise’s Wood Elves or Druids. This all female faction are the descendants of biotech engineers that were left stranded on a inhospitable jungle world when the Star Union collapsed. By embracing genetic engineering they were able to adapt themselves to their jungle home, and tamed the mighty beasts that live there. You can check out the trailer above.

In terms of gameplay, the Amazons focus on stealthy tactics and terrain manipulation. They gain bonuses for building and traveling through forests, and have the ability to spawn them at will. They can also harass enemies by overrunning their terrain with vines to strangle their production, and summoning nests of alien wildlife that will attack their armies. No word yet if they offer same day delivery though.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is the new strategy game from Triumph Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Age of Wonders and Overlord series, bringing all the exciting tactical-turn based combat and in-depth 4X empire building of its predecessors to space in an all-new sci-fi setting.

Emerge from the cosmic dark age of a fallen galactic empire to craft a new future for your people. Explore the planetary ruins and encounter other surviving factions that have each evolved in their own way, as you unravel the history of a shattered civilization. Fight, build, negotiate and technologically advance your way to utopia, in a deep single player campaign, on random maps and against friends in multiplayer.

Key Features:

  • Tactical Turn-Based Sci-Fi Combat – Perfect your combat strategy in intense turn-based battles that offer tactical challenges, a large cast of races, units with customizable weapons, and destructible environments.
  • Discover a Rich Science Fiction World – Uncover the history of the fallen galactic empire as you explore lush landscapes, and experience the emergent story. Encounter NPC factions and rival houses, and discover hidden technologies that can strengthen your society and give you advantage over enemies.
  • Planetary Empire Building – Create your own unique House, and build prosperous colonies through economic specializations of planetary sectors and governing doctrines.
  • Multiple Paths to Victory – Achieve your end goals through conquest, diplomacy or doomsday technologies. Engrossing options with NPC factions and rival Houses won’t make the decisions easy!

Age of Wonders: Planetfall will be releasing sometime this year for Windows PC via Steam.

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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