Lighthouse Interactive and developer Kerberos Productions reelased a teaser trailer for A Murder of Crows, the upcoming expansion pack to the PC space strategy game Sword of the Stars

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“Players are introduced to the Morrigi — the sixth new race in the universe, engaging in fierce battles against the five other races introduced in‚ Sword of the Stars‚ and‚ Born of Blood,” the companies said Wednesday. “This new race features a style of gameplay that will challenge even the most avid‚ Sword of the Stars‚ fan.”

“The gang here at Kerberos is very excited at the thought of fans, old and new, getting their hands on the next chapter in the evolving SotS universe,” said Martin Cirulis, CEO and Lead Designer of Kerberos Productions. “From a gameplay standpoint the game enters subtler realms of a burgeoning space empire; civilian populations, space stations, spy ships, police vessels, and inter-species science project, are just a few of the new options available.”‚ 

Game summary:

While the four civilized races battle back the voracious Zuul and seek advantage over each other, a ghost from the past returns to the galaxy in the form of the manipulative Morrigi. Already known for their dark crow-shaped attack drones and deadly traps, this race once thought long extinct, returns looking for vengeance.‚ ‚ Using never-before-seen weapons, ships and tactics, the Morrigi fall upon the other five races of the Sword of the Stars universe, who must now adapt to the ancient masters of space or be destroyed.‚ ‚ Time is of the essence as world after world falls to the black winged ships that surge out of the dark like A Murder of Crows.‚ ‚ 

Game features:‚ 

  • A New Sixth race – The Morrigi, who appeared as a series of mysterious random events in Born of Blood (the first Sword of the Stars expansion pack), continues to evolve the ever-expanding Sword of the Stars universe
  • New Ship Sections – Over a dozen new ship sections for all races to match against your opponents
  • Unique “ËœGrav Flock’ Drive System for Morrigi Ships – The more Morrigi ships in a fleet, the faster they can travel, continuing the racial diversity unique to the Sword of the Stars gameplay experience
  • 15 new weapons
  • 27 new technologies and the new Xeno-Cultural and Drones tech trees
  • Sword of the Stars gameplay continues to deepen with Civilian populations, independent worlds, Espionage options, and demands for planetary surrender
  • Drone carrying ships in all three size classes
  • Construction ships, a variety of orbital stations, spy ships, Police Cutters, and more
  • A whole new set of GUI enhancements and additions

For more information about Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows visit:‚ www.swordofthestars.com‚ or‚ www.lighthouse-interactive.com.

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