Back to News Listing Distant Worlds Legends New Screenshots, Features and a Space Creature Contest Winner!

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

A new expansion to the award-winning space strategy game is headed this way!

Matrix Games and Code Force (www.codeforce.co.nz) are pleased to release some additional screenshots and gameplay information for Distant Worlds – Legends.  Currently in final testing and expected to release by November, Distant Worlds – Legends is the second expansion to the widely acclaimed space strategy game, Distant Worlds.

Announced today is the winner for the Distant Worlds – Legends Space Creature Contest! Fan submissions rolled in, with many quality submissions resulting in a real challenge for the judges!  In the end, the winner was “Silvermist”, a cloud of disassembling and self-replicating nanomachines, which will constitute a new mega-threat in the Legends expansion and become part of the Distant Worlds lore.  Credit for “Silvermist” and free copies of Distant Worlds, Distant Worlds: Return of the Shakturi and Distant Worlds: Legends go to Wadim Zasko.

The new character system is also unveiled in these new in-game screenshots from the latest version in testing.  Characters come in various types, from your faction leader to Fleet Admirals, Troop Generals, Scientists, Intelligence Agents, Ambassadors and Colony Governors.  While you start with few characters, events and the development of your faction in the game will create opportunities for additional characters to rise to the top.  A full-featured skill and trait system including positive and negative traits means that your characters develop based on their experiences and your actions.  Characters also only reveal their full abilities when assigned to missions or responsibilities that allow them to use their skills.  Characters can also perish due to time, accidents, events such as planetary bombardment or invasion, or even assassination. The character system, like the new expanded faction rules, is also fully moddable, allowing players to specify their own preset characters and images to tailor the galaxy to their liking.

Finally, Distant Worlds: Legends includes significant improvements to performance and memory management, as well as twenty two new high resolution shipsets, comprising more than 600 new ship options to add to the sets that were already in Distant Worlds and Distant Worlds: Return of the Shakturi !

Distant Worlds: Legends is the highly anticipated second expansion to the critically acclaimed 4X space strategy game Distant Worlds. Legends is a huge step forward which brings the Distant Worlds universe to life.  A new character system includes Leaders, Admirals, Generals, Governors, Ambassadors, Scientists and Agents, each with defined abilities and traits and opportunities to advance and grow over time.  Expanded gameplay for all existing races includes new race-specific events, technologies and victory conditions which create a completely different game depending on your choices.  An expanded tech tree also awaits, with dedicated carriers, cutting lasers, rail guns, new planetary facilities and wonders, and much more (including a new hidden faction)!

Distant Worlds: Legends also includes a new model for borders and spheres of influence for each faction, as well as new fleet management and automation commands.  The interface has been improved with additional overlays for the main galaxy map, including route indicators for all ships and fleet posture indicators, all to make it easier to keep track of activity and strategy. A new setup option allows galaxies to also be larger in map size as well as number of stars.  Empire Policies have been expanded with new options and Diplomacy has been overhauled to be much more intelligent and to include mining and refuelling rights.  Finally, the AI has been improved in all areas and modding support has been greatly expanded to allow modders to take full advantage of all the new features.

All of this together makes Distant Worlds: Legends an essential addition to the vast, living galaxy of Distant Worlds!

Please note: Distant Worlds – Legends REQUIRES ownership of the original full Distant Worlds game (including the Return of the Shakturi expansion).

Get more information on Distant Worlds – Legends from its official product page.

More Info

Distant Worlds - Legends

  ( Views : 11017 )

In Other News..

Operation Torch Multi-Player Features and Scenario Guide!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

D-2 before Operation Torch, the first expansion for Gary Grigsby's War in the West, lands on your computer!

It’s high time to give some extra details of the new features introduced in Operation Torch.  Along with the multiple new single player scenarios, we’ve worked hard to enhance the multiplayer system. The result is that Operation Torch owners will now have access to a full messaging system, will have the chance to join bigger games including 3 or 4 players and also play as co-operative air and ground commanders with another human player against the AI!


Flashpoint Campaigns: Germany Reforged is Announced!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Over ten years ago, an incredible game brought to life the complexity and the destructive power of the War that never was, the possible massive conflict in Europe between Soviet Union and NATO.  This game was Flashpoint Germany. From the very beginning the game impressed critics. You felt the pressure to have your regiment under control, dealing with air strikes, minefields, high-tech missiles and even with your own radio traffic (which could have revealed your HQ’s position forcing you to keep it moving)!


Heroes of Normandie is out today with a Stream!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

“To a New Yorker like you, a Hero is some type of weird sandwich, not some nut who takes on 3 Tigers” – Oddball, in Kelly’s Heroes

Listen up soldiers! Let me refresh your empty brains on what is happening! A game like no other has been released today. It’s engaging, fast-paced, with big explosions, and it can provide you a real challenge with four gameplay modes.

And, most important of all, the good guys and the bad guys are perfectly recognizable so you dunces don’t risk shooting each other!


Operation Torch New Screenshots Revealed!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New intelligence has arrived regarding the latest expansion o fWar in the West: Operation Torch.  Without a doubt the most comprehensive and absolutely stunning wargame set on the Western Front of the Second World War!

 Take a closer look at the screenshots depicting each scenario available in the game! 


Heroes of Normandie: Army Customization

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Heroes of Normandie features a fascinating way to build your Army for skirmish, multiplayer and rogue mode battles.

You are free to choose your units from a wide roster, including support infantry squads, mechanized units, Machine Gun and Anti-Tank teams, Tanks, Scouts and – of course – Heroes!

Each faction can deploy a specific set of units on the battlefield, allowing you to invest in the units that best fit your playstyle.

You can also decide  to spend some amount of “gold” on extra items to rescue your soldiers when they are facing desperate situations - from rifle grenades to panzerfausts - including other vital gadgets.


Panzer Corps: Operation Sea Lion scenarios structure announced

Friday, September 25, 2015

The German Invasion of Great Britain is probably one of the most momentous what ifs of the Second World War: what was the German plan? What were the key objectives of the invasion?

To answer these questions Panzer Corps is back with a huge DLC, comprised of over 30 scenarios covering all the possible phases of the invasion: Operation Sea Lion!


Campaign Series Middle East 1948 1985 is out today and streamed!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country

The Balfour Declaration, November 2nd 1917

Never a wargame has depicted in such fine detail one the most controversial parts of contemporary history. The proclamation of the Israeli state in 1948 and the US recognizing the state in that exact same day, opens up over four decades of conflicts, key battles, struggles and hostilities. This was also the time of landmark progression and evolution of tactics and weapons systems, where the weapons of NATO and the WARSAW PACT were tested on the battlefields. 

The Middle East is on fire!