The newest expansions for Endless Legend and Endless Space 2 have been officially announced. The expansions, Endless Legend: Inferno and Endless Space 2: Supremacy, are both planned to release August 2 on Steam.
Endless Legend: Inferno, which was teased last week, is being developed alongside NGD Studios, who made the modern reboot of Master of Orion. This expansion introduces the Kapaki faction, a race of crafty inventors that thrive in the new lava biome and use golems to fight their enemies. Publisher Sega also explains Dust Eclipses, a new event that will be happening in the game:
In these new events, you’ll notice the skies darken and the atmosphere become thick with Dust. Now, in normal conditions, this would be a pain, but Auriga [the planet the game takes place on] is special, and these Dust infusions will create short-lived ‘Dust Confluxes’ all over the map, bestowing a temporary boon to whichever army reaches them first.
Meanwhile, Endless Space 2: Supremacy will reintroduce the Hissho from the original Endless Space. This race of anthropomorphic avians are modeled after Feudal Japan and have a special resource called Keii. Themed around honor, this resource is replenished through combat and can be spent to power special abilities and provide boosts mid-battle. There’s also a new minor race called the Illo, machines “hell-bent” on eliminating species they deem to weak to survive. Every faction will also get to try out a new type of ship for all factions called the Behemoth. Sega tells us:
Ever wished for a gigantic ship that was customizable to your specific purposes? Wish no more! These gigantic ships are remnants of the mysterious Endless era, providing significant economic or scientific boosts, and can be customized into “Obliterator”, “Juggernaut”, and “Citadel” specializations. The Hissho start the game with one they’ve just awoken, and the rest of the players can catch up through a cooperative quest.
Endless Space 2: Supremacy and Endless Legend: Inferno will both launch August 2.