Big news, star rulers! Blind Mind studios, the developer of Star Ruler 2, has announced a new eXpansion called Wake of the Heralds, due to launch on April 22.
This new eXpansion brings a unique playable faction to SR2: “The Heralds.” The Heralds don’t have a home system, rather they have a loose network of three beacons that are spread around the galaxy. Wandering the stars, the Heralds subjugate other races’ planets in order to collect resources.
Of course, to balance this out, Heralds have unique advantages, such as collecting Support Points that provide multiple benefits. They also get Jumpdrive technology that spins up more quickly than plain old Hyperdrive.
Wake of the Heralds promises other additions, as well, including an Attitudes mechanic that helps you influence how your people and government will behave, providing bonuses and added depth to your race. Ships will also gain experience from every battle, making veteran starships far more valuable and powerful than their newly-built brethren. The expansion also adds the Invasion Map, where players must survive an incoming onslaught. Oh, and there are also Galactic Senate elections now.
Is there more? Of course there’s more! Blind Mind is releasing new information on their Steam news page and at their site every day this week to get us going for launch day. We’ll have more coverage here, including a review of the new content, after the eXpansion launches.