Thursday, 3 July 2014

Endless Legend becomes... um... even more endless.

Two New Factions, Multiplayer, Improved AI, and More Showcased in Amplitude Studio's Upcoming 4X Strategy Title

Haarlem, The Netherlands – July 3, 2014 – Publisher Iceberg Interactive and award-winning developer Amplitude Studios announce that they will release a huge new Beta version today of their upcoming epic 4X fantasy strategy game Endless Legend, available now on Steam Early Access. Since revealing the Alpha version in April 2014, Amplitude have been actively working on improving the game by building out two new factions (The Ardent Mages and The Roving Clans), implementing the fully functional multiplayer mode, a deeply enhanced battle system, improved diplomacy, and much more – all of which is playable today.
As Endless Legend nears completion, the Early Access discount will go down to 10%: Note that for the duration of the Beta only, Classic Pack owners will be able to upgrade to a Founder Pack thanks to the option now available on the Steam store page; once the game releases, it will be too late to upgrade!
About The Roving Clans
Traders, explorers, and adventurers, the Roving Clans are nomadic and mercantile. Traversing Auriga on their great beasts of burden, the Clans bring commerce and hard-headed negotiation to the far corners of the world.

About The Ardent Mages
The arcane power of these sorcerers can only be obtained through pain and penance. Transcending their mortal bodies through acts of self-mortification, they are able to touch and manipulate the limitless powers of Dust.
Watch the new faction reveal videos HEREArdent Mages & Roving Clans

Here is a full list of the new Beta features:

  • Two new playable major factions: the Ardent Mages and the Roving Clans
  • Multiplayer mode with up to six players out of eight in the final game
  • Enhanced Battle system (Battle Pace / City Militia / Moral Boost / Upgraded Deployment)
  • Ships and Harbours, you can now go explore and colonize the world beyond the ocean!
  • Addition of Roads and Trade Routes
  • Improved Diplomacy: new Diplomatic Treaties, AI diplomatic behaviour, Counter Proposal option
  • Addition of Privateers: mercenaries bought in the marketplace who can attack anyone without revealing exactly whose side they are on…

“The Beta update encapsulates several months of dedicated work that expands key gameplay components that add sophistication and depth to the game,” said Romain de Waubert, lead designer at Amplitude Studios.“The addition of two new factions provides players with new approaches and abilities through the game, and with improvements such as enhanced diplomacy and hireable privateers, gamers of all skill levels can now experience the depth, breadth, and complexity of our creation.”

“Amplitude Studios' huge strides with the Beta version of Endless Legend are imaginative and impressive,” said Erik Schreuder, CEO Iceberg Interactive. “The Alpha version was more solid and playable than most Alpha stage games on Steam, and this new Beta update fleshes out dozens of strategies and options while adding in huge quantities of content and depth. 4X gamers are going to love it.”

Read more about the Endless Legend Beta here.

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