Amplitude Studios’ Endless Legend Shifters Expansion coming April 7 (Video)
Acclaimed indie developer Amplitude Studios announced today that the next expansion for its award-winning 4X strategy game Endless Legend will be coming Thursday, April 7. Named Endless Legend Shifters, the content expansion features the all-new Allayi Faction, an improved winter season, the Altar of Auriga building and more.
The Endless Legend Shifters expansion introduces a new major faction called The Allayi, a small civilization that has an intrinsic relationship with the new powerful resource the Pearls of Auriga. The Allayi shift with the seasons, from friendly neighbors to enraged thieves, and in the right hands the Allayi can become extraordinary opponents. The Shifters expansion also features an enhanced winter mechanic with the possibility of lakes and seas freezing over.
Factions also have access to the Altar of Auriga, a new building where blessings can be bought instantly by spending Pearls. Blessings are unique and can help players earn defensive towers, special districts and city improvements, pearl stockpiles and pearl item sets.
Endless Legend Shifters features summary:
•New Faction: The Allayi, a small group that have an intrinsic relationship with the new resource, Pearls of Auriga, allowing them the ability to shift with the seasons at will.
•Enhanced Winter: The new season introduces the Pearls of Auriga resource, while seas and lakes can freeze over. Players can collect the pearls on the surface of Auriga and use them to influence the effects of winter, gaining advantages to hinder their enemies.
•The Altar of Auriga: a new building where factions go to spend their pearls and acquire blessings which allow for new buildings, items and stockpiles.
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Create your own Legend
Another sunrise, another day of toil. Food must be grown, industries built, science and magic advanced, and wealth collected. Urgency drives these simple efforts, however, for your planet holds a history of unexplained apocalypse, and the winter you just survived was the worst on record. A fact that has also been true for the previous five.
As you discover the lost secrets of your world and the mysteries of the legends and ruins that exist as much in reality as in rumor, you will come to see that you are not alone. Other peoples also struggle to survive, to grow, and perhaps even to conquer.
You have a city, a loyal populace, and a few troops; your power and magic should be sufficient to keep them alive. But beyond that, nothing is certain… Where will you go, what will you find, and how will you react? Will your trail be one of roses, or of blood?
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