Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: 4X

Fallen Enchantress – Legendary Heroes gets ‘Adversaries’ update

Fallen Enchantress (PC) Legendary Heroes July Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

Stardock has released a new update titled Adversaries for Fallen Enchantress – Legendary Heroes. Version 1.7 adds class-specific items for all hero types as well as improvements for AI (now upgrades outposts, more inclined to declare war), economy balancing (towns provide more money per turn, harbors cheaper to construct), pathfinding (fixed rive-navigation bug), and more. The full change log can be found here.

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Galactic Civilizations III now on Steam Early Access for elite founders

Galactic Civilization 3 (PC) Steam Early Access Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The galaxy awaits a ruler, and gamers who have ponied up to pre-order the premium version of Galactic Civilizations III can begin their bid for power in the alpha version through Steam Early Access. The build is only accessible for Founder’s Elite Edition owners, which will also net them all upcoming downloadable packs and expansions. The final version of the 4X galaxy-conquering strategy title isn’t due out until next year, but for now, early adopters will be able to play against the AI and others online, try out the new ideology system, and attempt to manipulate the markets in the new economic system.

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New concept art, screenshots released from Galactic Civilizations III

Galactic Civilization 3 (PC) November Screens and Art - Screenshot 1

The first round of screenshots as well as additional concept art from Stardock’s upcoming 4X strategy title Galactic Civilizations III have been revealed. The upcoming entry will be exclusive to 64-bit PCs and add, among other modes and features, an overhauled ship builder, new resource systems, and a new race, the Iridium. The quad-eyed newcomers, and their various forms, are pictured in the art below.

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(PC Review) Fallen Enchantress – Legendary Heroes

(PC Review) Fallen Enchantress – Legendary Heroes

“… a good game that is a patch away from being a great one.”

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Endless Space: Disharmony launching this summer

Iceberg Interactive has announced the first for-pay downloadable pack for Free Space, Disharmony. The $9.99 drop, scheduled to launch on Steam this summer, will introduce a new faction known as The Harmony, as well as new craft (fighters and bombers), new battle formations, a new targeting system, a redesigned weapon system, four new heroes, improved AI, and more. The full list of additions and changes is available below.

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Legends of Pegasus’ Arthrox revealed in new screenshots

Legends of Pegasus (PC) Arthrox Alien Race Announcement - Screenshot 1

Kalypso has released a batch of new screenshots for Novacore Studios’ upcoming 4X strategy title, Legends of Pegasus. The latest images reveal one of the game’s three playable races, the Arthrox, including their ships in action, the colonization interface, and the ship-design interface.

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Endless Space nearing end of beta, prepping for July release

Endless Space (PC) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Amplitude Studios’ Endless Space is nearing the end of its beta run and gearing up for full launch. Publisher Iceberg Interactive has sent word that the final version will go live on July 4 on Steam and other download outlets for $29.99.

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(PC Preview) Endless Space

(PC Preview) Endless Space

We report from the frontiers of space on Amplitude Studios’ debut title, an ambitious 4X strategy title out to recapture some of that classic turn-based magic.

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Amplitude Studios announces new 4X title, Endless Space

Paris-based developer Amplitude Studios has announced a new 4X strategy title, Endless Space. The download-only release will be available for Mac and Windows PC, and its development will be chronicled for interested gamers to follow through the Games2gether program. At the official site, EndlessSpace.com, gamers can participate directly in the creation process by trying out early versions of the game and offering their feedback.

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Kalypso announces new 4X for PC, Legends of Pegasus

Legends of Pegasus (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Kalypso Media has announced a new 4X title scheduled to hit PCs during the second quarter of 2012, Legends of Pegasus. Twelve playable factions will battle it out in “a living-breathing universe” filled with non-playable civilizations, researching hundreds of technologies spread across an “extensive tech tree” and engaging each other in tactical combat that mixes both turn-based and real-time styles of play. A multiplayer component was also announced, though no details given, as well as mod options, with players able to “customize missions, maps and more.”

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