Age of Wonders: Planetfall's Invasions expansion artwork and logo

[Update]: Right on cue, Age of Wonders: Planetfall's Invasion expansion has now landed.

This May 26th, Age of Wonders: Planetfall will be getting thoroughly shaken up with a brand new expansion - Invasions. At the front and center of Invasions is the arrival of the Shakarn, a highly militaristic race of Lizardmen that uses trickery and holographic technology to sow chaos and mistrust before launching an all-out attack.

You can get a bit of an idea of what the Shakarn look like in-game, as well as what sort of tricks they might have up their sleeves, through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander, they're a delightfully cheesy race:

Invasions will also add the Therians, an NPC-controlled race that has accelerated their evolution by fusing their own DNA with that of animals. Under the leadership of the mysterious Deer, they have fled their own planet in search of a new home, and while they may be few in numbers, they should not be underestimated.

In keeping with the expansion's theme, there will also be a brand new Voidbringer invasion end-game challenge, as well as 20 different environmental catastrophes to account for. These can range from pirate uprisings to superstorms or even solar flares that can potentially knock out most of your technology. Preparing for each one will be almost impossible, so be ready to think on the fly and tackle each challenge as soon it gets thrown at you.

You can learn more about Age of Wonders: Planetfall's Invasions expansion, as well as follow any future updates, over at the official website.