The Cycle of Warfare DLC brings several features that dramatically expand the game with over 100 hours of additional conquest and scenario gameplay. In this new expansion, players will be able to start their conquest over the Gemini system as one of three established factions, each with their own rivals and advantages: Iolian Pact, Korkyra, and Outerlands. In addition, two new challenge scenarios are included. Play as the Ashriari, the unforgiving alien race bent on humanitys extinction, or choose the life of an ambitious privateer and lead your clan to wealth and glory. Both challenges modify the games rules in different ways, moving away from empire management towards riskier gameplay.The Ashriari are convinced that the only way to complete victory is a brutal scorched-earth military strategy. In the Ashriari scenario players will be able to:
Fly and command capital ships of an exclusive new alien ship line, from gunships to carriers;
Vanquish all human life from the Gemini system by shutting down all of the infrastructure;
Fire a massive weapon directly from their mothership, burning planets and vaporizing all means of sustaining life.
These conquest scenarios can be easily modified in-game to allow the players to customize their own starting advantage as they see fit.
- Five new playable factions: Iolian Pact, Korkyra, Outerlands, Ashriari, and privateers
- Three new conquest scenarios
- Two new challenge scenarios
- New ship line, a new weapon and new ability (as the Ashriari)