Galactic Civilizations III Expansion “Intrigue” Announced, Set for Spring 2018

Stardock Entertainment has announced a new expansion for their 4X sci-fi strategy game Galactic Civilization 3.

Titled simply “Intrigue,” the new expansion introduces politics and government to the already massive strategy game, and it’s set for a release sometime this spring, for Windows PC (via Steam). Featured above, you can view the reveal trailer for the new expansion.

Here are the first screenshots:

Here’s a rundown on the new expansion, via Stardock:

Assemble your cabinet of advisors, choose a form of government, and earn the trust and faith of your people. Politics are here on a galactic scale in Galactic Civilizations III: Intrigue!

One enormous galaxy to explore. Thousands of planets ripe for settling. Hundreds of colonies looking for leadership: you.

Key Features:

  • Assemble your cabinet
    Strategize, synergize, and hire the best people for the job! The new opening screen will let you set up your civilization by choosing who to hire from a list of provided candidates. Choosing characters that work well with your strategy will grant an important advantage against opponents.
  • Choose your form of government
    You’ll wish you’d paid more attention in your high school government classes! Each style of governing has advantages and disadvantages. You’ll be able to choose (and research) various forms of government to determine which works best for your playstyle and strategy.
  • Establish a commonwealth
    Put your colonies on auto-pilot! These subject-states will do as they’re told without you having to lift a finger. The planets will be permanently allied but run by the AI, which reduces micromanagement so you can focus on other things.
  • Shop in the updated Galactic Bazaar
    There’s always a good deal at the Bazaar! Well, maybe not always, but that’s what they’ll tell you, anyway. Mercenaries aren’t the only thing available here anymore. You’ll be able to purchase (and sell!) additional resources now – but, how steep the price gets depends entirely on how much is (or isn’t) available.
  • New technologies, planetary improvements, weapons, and more
    Check out a whole slew of “new!” Awesome new ship modules and devastating weapons, unique planetary improvements, and technologies designed to improve your government are packed in Intrigue. All of these new additions will require galactic resources, which is what makes the Galactic Market so important!
  • Keep up with current events using the Galactic News Network
    In space, there is no biased reporting – that’s because we’ve hired a robot to handle it! Check the news to monitor who’s allying with who, who’s declared war on each other, and many other activities that are going on across the galaxy.

In case you missed it – you can find our review for the original Galactic Civilizations 3 here (we highly recommend it!).



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