SEGA and Amplitude Studio confirmed today that the Vaulters are coming to Endless Space 2.
The Vaulters expansion reintroduces the Vaulters into Endless Space 2 and they will have the ability to teleport and use the coloniser ship the Argosy. The Vaulters will also have their own heroes, technology, buildings, and a new special node, the Sisters of Mercy minor civilization that they brought with them from Auriga. They will naturally also have their own quest and there are new combat modules such as ship boarding, and pirate diplomacy.
The Vaulters descended from the surviving crew and prisoners from a crashed penal transport, their diplomacy and abilities reflect these origins. Once based on the planet Auriga, they left the planet when their predictions indicated potentially cataclysmic geo-atmospheric problems. Their attempts to colonize elsewhere have only had brief success, and the notion of a permanent base has gained an almost mythical status.
The expansion will retail for £8.99 (~$12.50) and there’s a 10% discount available now on Steam when the page goes live. The planned launch day for this DLC is January 25.