Official retail pack shot made available as well
Haarlem, The Netherlands – 24 August 2012 – Videogames publisher Iceberg Interactive and French developer Amplitude Studios announce that the highly praised 4x space strategy game Endless Space has been released in retail stores today throughout Western Europe (Germany releases August 31st). The digital version of Endless Space had already been available since 4 July 2012 on Steam and on a multitude of other digital platforms.
The retail version features the Emperor Special Edition of the game and comes with a 48 page manual and a 28 page artbook in a luxurious slipcase packaging.
What the press is saying:
IGN (80%): A smart, polished and intelligent game of countless permutations. Its strength lies in how carefully and how cleverly it’s balanced, as well as how it rewards all kinds of playing styles. We haven’t seen a strategy game quite like this in a while.
Destructoid (75%): It’s a must for anyone looking to experience the genre for the first time; it’s very newcomer friendly, but old hats might find it a bit wanting.
The Escapist (80%): Endless Space smooths over a lot of the issues typical to 4x space, but it also bulldozes perhaps a bit much in the combat.
Game Revolution (90%): Visually, it’s detailed and opulent where it needs to be, yet simple and clean everywhere else. It makes its voluminous level of complexity accessible with a terrific interface which affords a pace and ease of management that few other games in the genre can match
About Endless Space
This galaxy is ancient, and its first intelligent life was the civilization we call the Endless. Long before our eyes gazed upon the stars they flew between them, though all that remains of this people is what we call Dust. A substance found scattered or in forgotten temples, it once gave powers to admirals and galactic governors. The galaxy will belong to the faction that can take control of the Dust and uncover its secrets…