The next expansion for Triumph Studios’ 4K strategy game Age of Wonder: Planetfall has been revealed as Invasions. Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on 26th May, it introduces a new playable faction, expanded worlds and new challenges.
Invasions sees the Shakarn arrive to sow chaos and destruction. This race of lizardmen are built around deception, with powerful abilities to disguise themselves as units of opposing factions. Using this, arrive on new planets seeking to destroy and conquer all before them. However, can they stand up to the new late-game challenge of the Voidbringers using trans-dimensional warfare to drop soldiers across their empires?
Alongside the Shakarn as a new playable faction, there’s also the Therians, a race of anthropomorphic NPCs who have combined their DNA with animals in order to speed up their evolution.
You’ll encounter them on two new campaign maps, while a new juggernaut game mode will see players team up to try and take down an established empire on a conquered world. There’s also new environmental events, such as pirate invasions, superstorms and solar flares.
In our Age of Wonders: Planetfall review, I wrote:
“The science fiction setting puts a compelling new spin on Age of Wonders: Planetfall, with a lengthy single player campaign and half a dozen contrasting factions to see rise from the ashes of the Star Union. There’s some niggles I have on console, but this is easy to recommend if you’re hankering for a new 4X strategy game.”
While it will also be available separately, Invasions is the second part of the season pass for Age of Wonders: Planetfall, following on from Revelations last November, adding new secret techs to enhance the different factions in the game. A third and final expansion to the season pass is planned for this autumn as well.
Source: press release