Stellaris: Apocalypse screenshot of an orbital planet-killer weapon

If you ever wanted to pilot your own Death Star, you'll soon have a chance as Paradox has announced a brand new expansion for Stellaris - Apocalypse. As you might expect given the name, Stellaris: Apocalypse brings with it enormous "Titan" capital ships, planet-killing weaponry, space-pirates and mercenaries, as well as a couple of non-violent features to give you something to do in between blowing up planets.

The recently posted trailer won't exactly tell you much about the expansion itself, but it sure does demonstrate how powerful the new death-laser can truly be! Have a look, it's a fairly short video:

If you would like to learn a tiny bit more, or just follow the expansion's development moving forward, you should head on over to the official website. If you just want the short version, however, you'll find the brief list of features right below:

That’s No Moon, neither is That One, That One Might be a Moon, Wait, No: Keep the local systems in line with fear of the new “Colossus” planet-killer weapon – a technological terror that eliminates entire worlds from the universe. 

All Your Base Are Belong to You: New enormous “Titan” capital ships can lead your fleets to conquest, offering tremendous bonuses to the vessels under their command. Meanwhile, fortify key systems with massive orbital installations and secure your homeworld as an impenetrable bastion among the stars. 

Pirates of the Constellation: Watch out for Marauders – space nomads who raid settled empires and carve out their lives on the fringe of civilization. Hire them as mercenaries in your own conflicts, but take care that they don’t unify and trigger a new mid-game crisis! 

Some Non-Violent Features: New Ascension Perks and Civics are added in the expansion, along with new Unity Ambitions that provide new ways to spend Unity and customize your development. 

Sounds of Destruction: To accompany your planet-shattering expedition, three new musical pieces have been composed by Andreas Waldetoft for your listening pleasure. 

On the other hand, if you have around 30 minutes to waste and a keen interest in Stellaris, allow me to leave you with the recent developer stream. It should give you a pretty damn good idea of what to expect from Stellaris: Apocalypse. Enjoy!