Galactic Civilizations III expansion Mercenaries revealed
DLC promises new factions, new ships, and more
Developer Stardock has announced the first expansion to the 4X space strategy game Galactic Civilizations III called Mercenaries.
In Mercenaries, players will be able to visit new Intergalactic Bazaars, where they can hire mercenaries to assist in expanding across the galaxy. The expansion promises over 70 unique mercenary ships and multiple Bazaars to discover on each map.
The expansion also includes two new factions: the Arceans and the Torians. The Arceans are an ancient and honorable civilization of warriors and the Torians are an aquatic species seeking to escape the slavery of the Drengin. Both races come with new traits, abilities, and tech trees. The Torians are also the subject of a new campaign available within the expansion.
The campaign for Mercenaries centers on the peaceful Torian race who have long been enslaved and farmed for their meat by the cruel Drengin. To free the Torians, players will need to explore and discover mercenaries, then hire them to aid in escaping from their oppressors.
Along with the expansion, Stardock is releasing the v1.6 update to the base game. Improvements include more detailed match results, AI improvements, visual updates and balance adjustments.
Galactic Civilizations III: Mercenaries is scheduled for release on February 18, 2016 and will cost $19.99.