Stardock has announced the release date for their new “Intrigue” expansion for Galactic Civilizations III.
The government-focused expansion for the already massive 4X strategy game will launch on April 11th, for Windows PC (via Steam).
To celebrate the launch of the new expansion, Stardock founder and CEO Brad Wardell is set to play the new content with Angry Joe on YouTube and Twitch on April 11th (timing is TBD, make sure to follow their Facebook and Twitter channels for updates).
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.
- 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!).