If you were hoping to get even more playtime out of Endless Legend, Amplitude's 4X turn-based strategy, you'll most likely be delighted to hear that a brand new expansion is just around the corner. The aptly named Tempest expansion brings with it the Morgawr, a race of demonic beasts that have risen from the abyssal depths, as well as naval warfare, a weather system, and a whole bunch of other seafaring features.
Since the Morgawr are most certainly the highlight of the entire Tempest expansion, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear that they have recently received their very own trailer. If you were hoping to get an idea of what sort of gameplay mechanics the Morgawr will bring with them, I'm afraid you're out of luck, but if you're interested in the lore behind Endless Legend you'll most likely leave with a smile on your face. Have a look:
As far as the actual new features are concerned, here's what you can expect to see once the Tempest arrives:
New Major Faction – The Morgawr: Locked in the depths of Auriga by the Endless due to their uncontrollable power, the demonic Morgawr are finally free… This new faction will focus on controlling the seas and spreading chaos on the lands thanks to mind control powers and the “Black Spot” curse cast on their enemies.
Naval Warfare: Players will finally be able to battle on the seas. All seaborne units can instigate and reinforce sea battles. Exotic mechanics and tile effects spice up this new type of battle.
Ocean Control with Weather System: Arcane structures have emerged from beneath the waves: these Endless relics provide strategic and luxury resources as well as other bonuses to the empire able to control them. To do so, their mysterious guardians must be parlayed with or defeated in battle. The same guardians will patrol “wild” ocean regions, making them a lot less safe to cross without convoy. Expect clouds, rain and storms to appear on your map.
Sea Fortresses and New Minor Faction - Fomorians: Newly generated ocean regions, including a Sea Fortress, offer strategic locations in the water for players to battle it out. Anywhere from zero to three fortresses are located in each ocean region, so expect more in oceans that are more strategically pivotal, between islands or continents.
While I would love to tell you more about the Morgawr, or the expansion in general, there is unfortunately nothing else to share right now. On the positive side, you won't have to wait for very long in order to find out more as Tempest will be arriving on October 14th - the next Friday! And finally, if you're absolutely certain you'll enjoy what Tempest has to offer, you can grab it at a 25% pre-launch discount which brings the price down to €13/$13.