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Uncover the Past in Age of Wonders: Planetfall's First Expansion, Revelations

Gaming article by Kyle Johnson on October 19, 2019 at 2:54 AM
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Some Things Were Meant to Stay Buried

Paradox Interactive and Triumph Studios are expanding upon Age of Wonders: Planetfall's universe with the game's first expansion: Revelations, coming November 19th, announced today at Paradox Con. Adding in a new NPC faction, technologies, campaign missions, and more, Revelations builds upon the lore established in the main game. The expansion is also coming with a free update for all players, allowing them to take over the new Imperial Defenses, undertake new Operations and gain access to the Orbital Relays, allowing for instantaneous transfer of units between bases. Revelations is included with Planetfall's Season Pass, or will be available separately for 14.99 USD. You can explore the darker sides of Age of Wonders: Planetfall when Revelations releases next month for all platforms.

As the first expansion for Age of Wonders: PlanetfallRevelations hopes to set the tone for expansions to come. Coming in Revelations is the the new "Anomalous Sites" mechanic, where you can earn great rewards by defeating traps and unlocking mysteries, all depending on your faction or secret technology. As stated above, Revelations will also come with a pair of new campaigns that build upon the Heritor technology introduced in the expansion, as well as a multiplayer questline as part of the Tomb World scenario. The expansion also introduces "The Forgotten," an NPC faction that also ties into the Heritor's history. There's also new threats to avoid in the Reapers, who hunt anyone friendly to the Heritor cause, as well as two new hostile fauna. Lastly, Revelations brings new locations you can take over to confer bonuses and effects to your armies.

The latest expansion hopes to bolster the already strong turn-based strategy gameplay that Age of Wonders: Planetfall provides. By moving the traditionally medieval Age of Wonders series into a galactic setting, Triumph was able to get more creative, at least in terms of map design and army composition. With Revelations promising at least 10 hours of campaign gameplay, plus many more hours online, we'll get our chance to dive into Planetfall's past when Revelations releases on November 19th.

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Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson

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Professional painter. Semi-professional weeb. I've played hundreds of games, but finished very few. I speak Chinese and Minnesotan.