Humanity comes face-to-face with the technological singularity with new quests, locations, ships, and more
Play Part 1: Aftermath & Part 2: Return of the Lexites today!
Stardock released Part 2 of its expansion to the new Star Control game today. In it, players will finally come face to face with the very beings who inspired the formation of Star Control in the first place -- the Lexites. Earth Rising - Part 2: Return of the Lexites introduces players to the post-singularity species called the Lexites whose mysterious motives to stop Earth’s expansion into the galaxy will require all the player's efforts.
Set in the late 21st century, the player is the Captain of Earth's first interstellar starship with the mission to explore the galaxy, find allies to help protect Earth from hostile aliens and find the resources necessary to help Earth begin to expand to the stars.
The expansion pack, Earth Rising, is being released in 4 parts. It adds a host of new aliens, ships, adventures and destinations to the already rich universe introduced in Star Control: Origins. Because Star Control is a non-linear action/RPG game, the new content does not require the player to have already completed the main story arc from the base game.
Highlights in Return of the Lexites include:
- Lexites - The Post-Humans who left Earth decades ago are back!
- New Missions - A series of missions dealing with Earth's expansion into the galaxy as well as missions involving your command crew.
- New Ships - Battle against new, fully-armed Lexite ships. Earn rewards from quests in order to unlock and purchase ships.
- New Weapons - Take on new challenges as you face enemies with weapons you’ve never seen before.
Check out the features and quests in Part 1: Aftermath here!