Stellaris: Nemesis Will Set the Galaxy on Fire April 15th

The Brighter the Light, the Darker the Shadow

Put it all on the line to save the galaxy… or light it on fire to watch the pretty flames. Those are the options Stellaris: Nemesis will provide players with. In this expansion to the 4X RTS game, you’ll be tasked with determining the fate of a galaxy in crisis. The only question is which side of the crisis you find yourself on. Which will you choose: to become the ultimate threat to the universe? Or to become the salvation the galaxy so desperately seeks? AS time goes on, you may find the line between them to be thinner and blurrier than you expected.

Game features will include:

  • Become the Crisis: Become the fire that spreads across the galaxy, threatening its very existence. As an empire becomes more and more menacing, it will unlock powerful bonuses to finish a hopeless galactic stalemate on your own terms. If the rest of the galaxy can’t stop it in time, players can unleash enough power to end all of existence!
  • Galactic Custodian: It’s up to gamers to campaign for the Galactic Community to declare them a Custodian, granting emergency powers to combat the Crisis. Use these extraordinary abilities to bring the galaxy back from the edge of destruction and restore order. When the crisis is defeated one may choose to relinquish their powers…or keep them, and form a new Galactic Imperium.
  • Espionage: Knowledge is power; use new tools to spy on enemies (or friends). Deploy Envoys to lead covert Operations and counterintelligence behind enemy borders. Lies and deceit will throw your enemies off your scent while you learn their deepest secrets.
    • As Infiltration Level grows players will unlock new operations, such as Sabotage Starbase, Acquire Assets or Steal Tech. Turn allies against each other through the use of smear campaigns and by instigating diplomatic incidents. Play it right, and they’ll be none the wiser: what enemies don’t know will hurt them.

Plus, the expansion will also feature a new ship set designed to be as scary and imposing as possible, inspired by some of the scariest empires science fiction has to offer. That way, you can look absolutely terrifying as you swoop in to save the universe or destroy it. Sounds pretty excellent to us.

Stellaris: Nemesis will be available for PC and consoles on April 15th, 2021 and can be wishlisted on Steam.

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