Stellaris: First Contact DLC is exploring pre-FTL civilisations when it launches March 14th

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Paradox’s grand spacefaring technique Stellaris is getting its fifth story pack First Contact on March 14th, following on from the beforehand launched Leviathans, Synthetic Dawn, Distant Stars, and Ancient Relics. Story packs are mid-sized expansions that flesh out Stellaris’s universe and this time First Contact is specializing in pre-FTL civilisations, taking a step again from the celebs. The growth was formally revealed again in January after a sequence of SteamDB leaks outed the venture.


First Contact’s latest trailer treats us to an animated cutscene the place a mother or father tells her youngster the story of an alien invasion – the proper bedtime story. The trailer then runs by the Chocobo-like species’ riot, earlier than wanting again as much as the celebs, teasing the invader’s return.

First Contact is including three new origins to select from: Fear Of The Dark, Payback, and Broken Shackles. Fear Of The Dark is concentrated on a inhabitants who’ve had their house planet destroyed, and are consequently paranoid about the remainder of the galaxy. The different two origins revolve across the empire’s struggles in opposition to the Miramar Specialized Industries. You can watch a full breakdown of the three origins within the DLC’s highlight videos. Other modifications embrace a revamped Observation system that enables for higher civilisation Awareness, Diplomacy, and Espionage. In an interview with the game’s director, CJ (RPS in peace) discovered that the First Contact DLC would introduce cloaking for the very first time, as nicely.

Stellaris has been going robust for years with frequent updates and expansions coming in ever since its 2016 launch. Despite all of the add-ons, our Ollie has nonetheless by no means completed a game of Stellaris. He’s simply too in love with the game’s “opening half-hour of limitless potential and giddy curiosity.”

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Stellaris: First Contact will value £12.80/€15/$15 on Steam and GOG when it launches on March 14th, alongside the game’s free 3.7 replace. The base game can be out there for £35/€40/$40.

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