The turn-based strategy game, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, has been delivering quality gameplay for a few months now, but for those wanting to delve deeper into the Planetfall universe, there’s a new expansion on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Yes, the Revelations DLC has arrived and looks to introduce ancient Heritor Secret Technology, new campaign missions, and much more.
The first expansion for Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Revelations, sets in motion the return of the entombed Es’Teq dynasty, whose Heritor descendents aim to use ancient technology and reincarnate billions of followers across the galaxy, in hope of establishing divine rule. The Heritor will wield strong Entropy weapons that are highly effective against machines and can awaken ancient Es’Teq minds. So prepare to claim ancient secrets yourself or you’ll succumb to their power in new campaign missions lasting upwards of 10 hours in total, which are full of tactical combat and in-depth empire building.
You can expect to explore over 30 mysterious sites filled with traps and powerful enemies to reap unique rewards and uncover great secrets. Be wary of the fresh threats from the likes of Reapers, who are robotic assassins, as well as the equally deadly Megasow and Piglets, which are bio-engineered wildlife gone rabid after the fall of the Star Union, which will devour anything in sight. In addition to that is the new and challenging Tomb World scenario, where Heritor enemies create an onslaught of destruction for you to tackle. This particular scenario also includes a new multiplayer aspect in order to allow more players to get in on the action.
To cap it off, all players will gain the ability to take over the new Imperial Defenses, thus unlocking Operations that are sure to enhance the combat effectiveness of your colonies. Furthermore, the Orbital Relays mechanic boosts your empire’s infrastructure to allow for nearly instant unit transportation between sectors – that’s rather handy!
And you can be enjoying all of this by grabbing Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Revelations from the Xbox Store for £12.49, as well as on Steam and the PS Store. It won’t cost you another penny if you already own the Age of Wonders: Planetfall Season Pass though. Should this game have passed you by, be sure to check out our full review to get the low-down on how great is it.
Uncover long-lost secrets of the Star Union’s history and witness the reemergence of an ancient religious faction. Revelations is the first expansion from Triumph Studios for Age of Wonders: Planetfall, the turn-based strategy game with in-depth empire building. Revelations sets in motion the return of the entombed Es’Teq dynasty, whose Heritor descendants aim to use ancient technology and reincarnate billions of followers across the galaxy, establishing divine rule. The Heritor wield strong Entropy weapons that are effective against machines and can awaken ancient Es’Teq minds. Claim ancient secrets or succumb to their power in a new campaign with tactical combat and in-depth empire building. New Key Features: • Anomalous Sites Mechanic – Explore 30+ mysterious sites filled with traps and powerful enemies to reap unique rewards and uncover great secrets. Encounter unique choices based on each faction or Secret Technology. • Additional Campaign Missions – Experience the awakening of the Es’teq dynasty and the rise of their Heritor descendants with 10+ hours of new content across two campaigns. • New Secret Tech: Heritor – Use ancient Heritor technology to drain the essence of enemies, fueling the opportunity to use powerful abilities, create strong Entropy weapons, and summon new units. • Tomb World Scenario – Challenge yourself to complete this deadly new Scenario, where Heritor enemies create an onslaught of destruction. This scenario also includes a new multiplayer questline to allow more players to join in on the action. • ‘The Forgotten’ NPC Faction – Broken, insane, or otherwise unfit for Heritor’s utopian society, The Forgotten were never meant to be resurrected. • Threats to Your Empire – Reapers are robotic assassins created long ago to destroy those who were friendly to the Heritor cause, but now hunt all who walk the planet. Equally deadly are the Megasow and Piglets, bio-engineered wildlife gone rabid after the fall of the Star Union, which will devour anything in sight. • Locations, Pick-Ups, & Mechanics – Visit an Essence Gash or Es’Teq Well locations to supply new combat effects or abilities to your units. The Holopad pickup provides diplomatic rewards and additional influence over allies and enemies. Take over Imperial Defenses like the new Soul Beacon, Cluster Mine Launcher, or Firestorm Missile Silo to aid in combat. • Free Content – All players will gain the ability to take over the new Imperial Defenses, unlocking Operations that boost the combat effect of your colonies. In addition, the Orbital Relays mechanic boosts your empire’s infrastructure to allow for nearly instant unit transportation between sectors – but beware of sabotage interference by enemies!