The next game in the Age of Wonders series is a science fiction version called Planetfall.
Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a turn-based empire building strategy game due out on PC and consoles in 2019. Triumph Studios, developer of the Age of Wonders games, is once again at the helm, with Paradox publishing.
Setting wise, you emerge from a fallen galactic empire to explore planetary ruins and meet surviving factions that have each evolved in their own way. The single-player campaign sees you discover the history of a civilisation. There are random maps and you can play multiplayer against friends.
Triumph boss Lennart Sas said Planetfall is roughly three years into development, and runs on a new generation of its Creator Engine. "While the setting is new, we're confident that Age of Wonders fans will feel right at home exploring the remnants of the Star Union," he said.
"Our aim is to make a game that greatly expands upon its predecessors, and still employs the core principles that made Age of Wonders such a success."
Here are the key features, as per Paradox:
- Strategic Turn-Based Sci-Fi Combat: Perfect your combat strategy in intense turn-based battles that offer tactical challenges, a large cast of races, units with customisable weapons, and destructible environments.
- Discover a Rich Science Fiction World: Uncover the history of the fallen galactic empire as you explore lush landscapes, and experience the emergent story. Encounter NPC factions and rival houses, and discover hidden technologies that can strengthen your society and give you advantage over enemies.
- Planetary Empire Building: Create your own unique House, and build prosperous colonies through economic specializations of planetary sectors and governing doctrines.
- Multiple Paths to Victory: Achieve your end goals through conquest, diplomacy or doomsday technologies. Engrossing options with NPC factions and rival Houses won't make the decisions easy!