Stellaris: Synethetic Dawn artwork from the trailer

A few months have passed since Stellaris received the Utopia expansion pack, and since this is a Paradox game we're talking about it was only a matter of time before the next DLC was announced. Much like the first Leviathans story pack, the upcoming Synthetic Dawn will add a bunch of new mysteries and ancient remnants to uncover, as well as the ability to play as a fully robotic civilization!

As is tradition the details are currently in short supply, but what I can tell you is that all of the robotic factions will have unique mechanics and event chains that allow them to expand as a robotic conscience, eventually culminating in a massive galaxy-spanning AI network. Since there is very little else to share, here's the official list of features that arrived alongside the announcement. Its not much, but it will hopefully give you an idea of just what Synthetic Dawn is aiming to achieve. Have a look:

You, Robot: Play Stellaris as a customized robotic civilization, complete with a series of robotic portraits for science robots, worker robots, and more

AI, eh? Aye!: Follow new event chains and story features to lead your robot race to greatness as an intergalactic AI empire; pursue mechanical perfection in the stars

Rise of the Machines: Oppressed synths may rebel against their masters and form new empires - or you may even discover a fallen synthetic civilization deep in space

Digital Enhancements: New synthetic race portraits, and expanded voice packs for VIR

Stellaris: Synethetic Dawn will be released for Windows, Mac, and Linux later this year, though no release date has been announced just yet. Similarly, there is currently no confirmed price tag, but if the Leviathans story pack is any indicator you can expect to see Synthetic Dawn setting you back €10. And finally, here's the incredibly brief teaser trailer to set the mood: