Amplitude's Community Locks Down “E.N.F.E.R.”, Berserk A.I., Mastermind of the Release ARG
Paris, France – May 19, 2017 – SEGA Europe Ltd. and Amplitude Studios have officially released the genre-defining sci-fi grand strategy game, Endless Space®2, today. After a period of fine-tuning in Early Access, Endless Space®2 has hit "full launch" status and is ready for players to jump in and take on the challenge of conquering the universe as one of many distinct spacefaring civilizations. Capture and colonize worlds, collect resources, build massive fleets of warships or exploration vessels, and expand your empire! Endless Space®2 is available now on Steam.
The game’s launch was recently jeopardized as the studio had been hijacked by an A.I. gone rogue that had taken over all of Amplitude’s tools and communications channels. After a month of research and discussion with the A.I. ‘E.N.F.E.R.’, the community managed to get it into quarantine, and during a special stream last night, the devs were able to lock down the A.I. for good, which resulted in Endless Space®2 launching a day earlier than expected.
Watch the Endless Space®2 launch trailer HERE: LINK
“Crafting Endless Space 2 has been a long and rewarding journey! As always, our community has been an outstanding and creative partner in the game's development, and it has been such an honor to be able to implement an entire civilization into the game that was designed by them,” says Romain de Waubert de Genlis, Creative Director of Amplitude Studios. “We look forward to everyone getting a chance to play the game now, and seeing the different places the Endless Universe will take you.”
New Endless Space®2 Features:
- Eight major civilizations, including brand new Unfallen
- Single and Multiplayer Mode
- New AI engine
- Tutorial for Beginners & Game Tips for Advanced & Expert Players
- Additional languages (French, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Portuguese/Brazilian, Korean, Simplified & Traditional Chinese)
- Victory & Colonization cutscenes
- Steam Features including: Modding support and Steam Workshop, Achievements, and Cloud
- The Academy metaplot
- End game super weapon that can destroy planets
- The Digital Deluxe bonuses including the Pathfinders Academy Heroes and Hero Ship Skins
- And MUCH MORE!
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ABOUT AMPLITUDE STUDIOS
Amplitude is a team of experienced video game lovers (and developers) with a single goal: Create the best strategy games with the players’ help! Based in Paris, the studio boasts an international team that has worked all over the world on major AAA titles. Since Amplitude’s creation in 2011, the studio has released Endless Space, Dungeon of the Endless and Endless Legend, all critically acclaimed. A pioneer in its working method, while developing its first game Amplitude launched an open crowdsourced development process called "GAMES2GETHER." This platform enables the community to participate in the creation of a video game from the early stages of development. Today, this methodology enables the studio to fulfil the expectations of its players while earning international recognition for the quality of its productions. Read more at www.amplitude-studios.com .
ABOUT SEGA® EUROPE LTD.
SEGA Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s website is located at www.sega.co.uk .