A few months ago, I had the pleasure of checking out Age of Wonders: Planetfall. Triumph Studios took its 4X strategy game with fantasy-RPG themes and sent it all the way to the future. With advanced gadgets and mods, alien species, secret techs, and space-faring races, Age of Wonders: Planetfall was something which I considered as a treat for 4X aficionados. Now, fans will have something more to look forward to with the new Revelations expansion. Check out the trailer below:
Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Revelations expansion
The key components of Age of Wonders: Planetfall’s Revelations expansion are the Es’Teq Dynasty and their Heritor descendants. The Es’Teq are a powerful ancient race that have been long-forgotten. The Heritors, meanwhile, act in their stead. They wield weapons of Entropy which are strong against machine units and they can also attempt to awaken the Es’Teq and billions of followers around the galaxy. I’m drawing some parallels to Warhammer 40K‘s Necrons — because who doesn’t love genocidal alien races that have been slumbering for millennia?
You’ll be able to claim the powers of the Es’Teq (or succumb to it) in two campaigns that are expected to last around 10 hours. Likewise, you’ll be able to use the Heritor secret tech which allows you to summon new units, drain the essences of enemies, or use Entropy weapons.
Revelations‘ additional features include Ancient Sites which provide rewards upon exploration. There are also choices unique to each faction or secret tech. There’s also the new Tomb World scenario where Heritors consistently churn out followers to annihilate you. There are new threats such as robotic Reaper assassins, and possible allies such as The Forgotten, an NPC faction that was rendered unfit for the Heritors’ society.
The Revelations expansion for Age of Wonders: Planetfall releases on November 19. It can be ordered via Steam for $14.99. Season pass owners need not worry because Revelations will be included therein. Also, a free content update is expected for all players which will add imperial defenses and orbital relay mechanics.
Note: For more information about Age of Wonders: Planetfall‘s gameplay and mechanics, head on over to our nifty guides and features hub.