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Stellaris gets spooky with the Necroids Species Pack on October 29

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The latest expansion pack for Stellaris arrives on October 29 and it's going to get a little spooky with the Necroids Species Pack. Diving into the darker side of the galaxy, the expansion comes with as you prepare to meet the Necroids, an intelligent species who believe that death is not the end, but rather the beginning of their journey.

Necroids are known to spend their days excitedly studying in preparation for their eventual "transformation" in the Elevation Chamber. They're not exactly the nicest bunch, and they certainly look the part too. Here's what the expansion comes with:

  • 1 New Origin - Necrophage
    • The brand new Necrophage Origin positions gamer-martyrs as a powerful primary species which consumes others within its grasp, blurring the line between cult and empire with three brand new civics:
      • Death Cult: Enables powerful edicts which require the sacrificing of pops
      • Reanimated Armies: Allows the deployment of morality-immune, undead armies
      • Memorialists: Erects monuments to the galaxy’s past, improving planetary stability and honouring tomb worlds
  • 16 new portraits (15 organic, 1 robotic)
  • New ship set
  • New adviser voice-over
  • New city set & diplomacy room
  • New Name lists
  • New building cosmetics

Check out the trailer:

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As a huge fan of Stellaris, I'm excited to see Paradox continue to expand it with new and interesting races. With the expansion, another big update will be coming to Stellaris for everyone as expected. The 2.8 update, apart from supporting DLC features, is mostly aimed at cleaning up issues across the game. However, it does also add in some new Gestalt Governor Leader Traits. Full patch notes here.

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einherjar 22 Oct, 2020
I am looking forward to this one.
Time for a new Stellaris game I think.
einherjar 23 Oct, 2020
Quoting: GuestI’m not getting it on launch, I never do for DLC, but it sure looks like an interesting species pack. Still I think the 2.8 release will be the time for me to finally give a try to Apocalypse.

Yeah, I will also not buy on release day. Last time I did buy a game on Release day was Gothic III - it was enjoyable about 6 months later or so. And I don't make a difference between games and DLC that add more than cosmetics.

My time is too valuable to spend time as an unpaid tester.
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