Endless Space developer announces fantasy prequel and tower-defense game

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Amplitude Studios, the indie team behind galaxy-spanning 4x strategy Endless Space, has announced two new games under the Endless banner. Endless Legend will be a fantasy 4x strategy, whilst Dungeon of the Endless is a roguelike tower-defense game. 

Interestingly, Endless Legend is being described as a prequel to Endless Space. Whilst the game is very much a fantasy game with big troll-like creatures, it exists within the universe of Endless Space, just presumably many years prior.

In both Legend’s single and multiplayer modes, you’ll command one of eight factions attempting to survive a series of increasingly long winters on the planet Auriga. If there’s not a ‘Winter is coming’ snippet of dialogue in the game at all, I’ll pay the iron price.

“The success of Endless Space and the support of our community have allowed to make this dream come true. With respect toward great games released before us, we intend to set a new benchmark in creating a rich, immersive, thrilling, and accessible 4X strategy game in a new fantasy setting,” said Mathieu Girard, CEO at Amplitude.

4x may be Amplitude’s strong point, but the studio are trying something a little different for Dungeon of the Endless. The roguelike tower-defense will see a co-op team of up to four players defend a generator from enemy attack, whilst investigating a dungeon near the crash site of their spaceship. The dungeon must be explored and mined for its resources quickly, as nightfall is when the most predatory of beasts awake and prowl.

Dungeon of the Endless is also the link between Endless Legend and Endless Space. The dungeon explored is on the planet Auriga, the very same planet suffering prolonged snowy periods in Legend. Theory: is this crashed spaceship what introduces the fantasy world to advanced technology? Or is it simply set far into the planet’s future in the conventional/boring manner?

Thanks, Eurogamer.