The longevity found in space-sim Starpoint Gemini Warlords on Xbox One has today been boosted by the introduction of two new expansions previously only available on PC – Rise of Numibia and Cycle of Warfare.
In the Rise of Numibia DLC, a new threat emerges in the Gemini system for the price of £6.39, which sees an increases in the size of the existing map by almost a third to bring new parts for you to to explore and conquer. The Numibia faction is a once great and ruthless tribe that fell from power having suffered a crushing defeat in the Orion system, but now they’ve returned to Gemini. You can either play as the Numibians and conquer the Gemini system in a fresh scenario, or alternatively, defend yourself against a Numibian invasion.
The Cycle of Warfare DLC comes at a cost of £7.99 on the Microsoft Store and brings several features to the table that dramatically expands the game with over 100 hours of additional conquest and scenario gameplay to enjoy. Players will be able to start their conquest over the Gemini system as one of three established factions – Iolian Pact, Korkyra and Outerlands – each with their own rivals and advantages, whilst two further challenge scenarios enable you to play as the unforgiving alien race, the A’shriari, or an ambitious privateer.
Will either of these expansions sufficiently excite you enough to further extend your Starpoint Gemini Warlords experience? If you’re not sure what the game is even about, you may consider giving our review a read!
Rise of Numibia DLC Description:
A new threat emerges in the Gemini system. Numibian tribes, once great and ruthless, fell from power having suffered a crushing defeat in the Orion system. Now, they have returned to Gemini. With a new queen crowned, they are plotting to conquer the war-torn Gemini system. Either play as the Numibians and conquer the Gemini system in a new scenario, or defend yourself against a Numibian invasion. KEY FEATURES: 30% of the Gemini map has been completely modified in order to bring new and exciting parts to explore and conquer 1 new playable faction (Numibia) with new Headquarters 3 new additional factions (Highland, Eastland, Tswana) New scenarios – Conquest with Numibia, or Defense against the Numibian incursion New ambassadors for the new factions 7 brand new spaceship designs that include all ship classes (Bonas, Nhoma, Walvis, Okahara, Tantas, Koenos, Aranos) 4 new planets (Kalahari, New Korkyra, Gladstone, Doma), plus a New Korkyra moon New asteroid fields with stunning visual and gameplay additions
Cycle of Warfare DLC Description:
The new tides of warfare have have invaded the Gemini. The A’shriari, a fearless and brutal alien race, have arrived. Choose among five new playable factions and enjoy over 100 hours of fresh Conquest and Scenario gameplay. The new tides of warfare have invaded the Gemini system. They have arrived. No one is safe anymore. Meet the fearless and brutal A’shriari. The A’shriari are convinced that the only way to complete victory is a brutal “”scorched earth”” military strategy. Their massive mothership is capable of burning entire planets, vaporizing all means of sustaining life. NEW FACTIONS Cycle of Warfare brings five new playable factions, new ways to play the game and exponentially increased replayability which combined offers more than 100 hours of new Conquest and Scenario gameplay. In the Cycle of Warfare DLC you are able to start the conquest over the Gemini system as one of three other established factions, each contending with their own rivals and advantages; Iolian Pact, Korkyra and Outerlands. These conquest scenarios can be easily modified in-game to allow the players to customize their own starting advantage as they see fit. Aside from regular conquest, Cycle of Warfare brings two amazing “challenge scenarios” for more experienced players: Play as the A’shriari. The unforgiving alien race bent on humanity’s extinction. … or choose the life of an ambitious privateer and lead your clan to wealth and glory. Both challenges modify the game’s rules in different ways, moving away from empire management towards riskier gameplay. KEY FEATURES * Five new playable factions: Iolian Pact, Korkyra, Outerlands, A’shriari, and privateers * The game can be played from a lot of new perspectives * The replayability is increased exponentially * Over 100 hours of new Conquest and Scenario gameplay * Fly and command capital ships of an exclusive new alien shipline, from gunships to carriers * Vanquish all human life from the Gemini system by shutting down all of the infrastructure * Fire a massive weapon directly from their mothership, burning planets and vaporizing all means of sustaining life