Triumph Studios’ second major expansion for its space 4X strategy Age of Wonders: Planetfall is now available. Invasions introduces the Shakarn, a new violent faction that are hell-bent on conquest (and use holographic disguises to imitate enemies). A new NPC race has also been added with the Therians who have combined their DNA with animals and can either fight with or against you.
In terms of campaign missions, players will have two new maps with one seeing the Shakarn invading the Egalitarian League of Planets. New World Events have also been added in the form of catastrophes like superstorms, solar flares and even pirates. You’ll also have to contend with a new late-game threat – the Voidbringers.
Capable of traveling between dimensions, the Voidbringers can send numerous armies at you at a time. You can either halt their advance or pledge yourself to the void, as it were. Finally, there’s the new Conquered Worlds multiplayer mode where several players must team together to fight a single player with a large empire.