Cities: Skylines and Stellaris publisher Paradox Interactive has announced a new game in the turn-based strategy world build-’em-up Age of Wonders franchise, now with 100% more added futuristic sci-fi and exotic alien tech.
Already three years into development at Triumph Studios, acquired by Paradox in 2017, Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a significant aesthetic departure from its original, much more whimsical fantasy conceits, but otherwise more or less exactly the same sort of thing you remember from previous games.
“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,” explains studio boss Lennart Sas in the press stuff. “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.”
“It’s got everything you would want out of an Age of Wonders game,” Paradox PR manager Jesse Henning tells PCGamesN. “But it’s space.”
It’s out on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 sometime next year.