Endless Space 2 Reveals The Final Faction… Come Meet The Unfallen!

endless-space-2Amplitude Studios finally revealed the eighth and final major faction for their sci-fi grand strategy game, Endless Space 2, the Unfallen. The Unfallen civilization was completely designed by the community, utilizes gameplay modeled around a tree metaphor, with their home-world being the trunk, as they slowly expand via their tendrils – colonizing systems that are nearest their home. To lose their home-world is to lose their entire empire, as the Unfallen must maintain contact with their home-world to survive. So, they're basically a hive-society. Are we sure they shouldn't look more like bees?

Players of the Unfallen will favor the "slow and steady" pacifist style of play, rather than rushing out to conquer as quickly as possible – expanding their "branches" as they go, while seeking symbiosis with the other factions and providing bonuses to their allies. The Unfallen are also in synch with nature and have the unique ability to awaken the Guardians, beings that normally lie dormant on planets, which when awoken, provide benefits to their owner and friends, and penalties to their foes. The Unfallen were designed in several phases by fans via Games2Gether – each phase reflecting an aspect of the new faction; the gameplay, the visuals, and the narrative. Basically though, the Unfallen are the support race. They're good to have on your side, but definitely more of the long term strategy.

If you want things done quickly, these are definitely not the guys to go with, because if you lose your home-world, well, you're done.

This is likely far from the last we'll see of the Unfallen before launch. They weren't in the Explore trailer that was recently unveiled, but they might be part of those other "X"s.

The Unfallen's prologue is below. You can watch the Making Of video here. Endless Space 2 will be available on Steam on May 19.

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Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.
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