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Stellaris Gets Space Krakens and More With Leviathans

Pirates of the Caribbean in space!

Paradox's 4x grand strategy game Stellaris [Official Site] is getting another boost to story and mechanics with the upcoming Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack. Now, instead of just worrying about the everyday issues of diplomacy, combat, and trade, you also have to worry about giant space Kraken destroying your fleets.

A new video reveals more about the expansion, which is coming this week.

Cover image for YouTube video

The three primary components in the Leviathans Story Pack are:

  • Mysterious and strange space entities called Guardians who may or may not want to slaughter your entire race for vague reasons. If you defeat or reason with them you'll gain access to powerful new technologies and great treasures.
  • Communities of the citizens of fallen and lost empires called Enclaves. These independent outposts are manned by either traders; with whom you can exchange resources or purchase information about the galaxy, and artists, who can create a great work of art for your empire to raise your citizen's happiness.
  • There now is also the risk that two Fallen Empires may rise up again to renew an ancient conflict. When a War in Heaven occurs you'll have to choose to take a side with one of the Fallen Empires, form a league of non-aligned worlds, or try and remain neutral and hope no one notices you.

The Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack adds a whole lot of new random factors to your struggle in the stars and these three new aspects of gameplay can take a strong empire to its knees in the space of a few turns. You can fight the space Krakens and giant silver spheres in your copy of Stellaris when the Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack releases on Steam October 20 with a price of $9.99.

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