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Back to News Listing Distant Worlds - Return of the Shakturi Now Available!

Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

The expansion to the award-winning space strategy game has come out of hyperspace and is headed this way!

Matrix Games and Code Force (www.codeforce.co.nz) are thrilled to announce the release of Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi. Serving as the first expansion to the widely acclaimed space strategy game, Distant Worlds, Return of the Shakturi brings a dreadnought load of improvements and new features like a totally new tech tree, many new weapons and tech, substantial interface improvements, improved mod support, and more!

To mark the release of Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi we will be offering the expansion at $19.99 (digital) and $29.99 (physical) until January 4, 2011 – a discount of $5 off the regular price! This gives existing owners of Distant Worlds a chance to purchase at the bundle price.  Also, right now and throughout the duration of our holiday sale, Distant Worlds will remain at its discounted price of $26.99 (digital) and $36.99 (physical).  There has never been a better time to purchase Distant Worlds and the new Return of the Shakturi expansion!

After the holiday sale and discounted pricing ends, Distant Worlds will return to its price of $39.99 Download / $49.99 Physical and Return of the Shakturi will return to its normal price of $24.99, but will also be available for $19.99 if purchased together with Distant Worlds as a bundle.

There’s been plenty of coverage and buzz surrounding the release of Return of the Shakturi, including a promo video, developer chat (transcript), and a few screenshots here and there.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi brings so much to an already classic game that it’s no wonder this release comes with such anticipation. CodeForce has been hard at work listening to your feedback and considering your suggestions, now with Return of the Shakturi you can see your feedback come to fruition!”

An ancient evil is returning to the vast universe of Distant Worlds! The Return of the Shakturi is the highly anticipated expansion to the critically acclaimed 4X space strategy game Distant Worlds. In addition to a long list of new features and improvements, Return of the Shakturi includes two new and unique alien races complete with riveting events that expand upon the original Distant Worlds and move the timeline of the universe forward into its next chapter with exciting new endgame options. A completely new and vastly expanded research system with comprehensive new tech trees awaits, with new tech and options for avid ship designers such as fighters, bombers, missiles, Ion weapons, planetary facilities, regional capitols, and much more!

Return of the Shakturi also comes packed with interface improvements like an Empire Navigation Tool to provide quick access to everything in your empire, Action Buttons for one-click access to common tasks, an Enemy Targets list showing all known enemy threats, Build Orders to mass-produce groups of new ships in one simple step, and much more! All this coupled with new Empire Policies to fine tune the auto-management of your empire, new galaxy shapes, and extended modding support make Return of the Shakturi an essential add-on to the vast, living galaxy of Distant Worlds!

Please note: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi REQUIRES ownership of the original full Distant Worlds game.

Get more information on Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi from its official product page.

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