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Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/16/2010 8:07:16 PM   
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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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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/16/2010 8:12:02 PM   
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Great news...

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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/16/2010 8:12:26 PM   
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And Bam! Just like that, there it is.


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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/16/2010 8:29:29 PM   
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Time to brandish that credit card.

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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/16/2010 8:33:14 PM   
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Purchased the physical copy and am downloading now. Many thanks, Elliot, Erik, the rest of the team and of course the beta testers. 

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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/16/2010 8:43:12 PM   
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Did you want us to buy it NOW!?

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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/16/2010 9:09:27 PM   
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Downloaded and installed!
Now its time to re-start my Rodent AAR! ;)

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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/16/2010 10:54:18 PM   
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Great news!

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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/16/2010 11:53:46 PM   
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SOLD! Thank you. 

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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/17/2010 12:25:51 AM   
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...damn you guys!
and i had so many plans - saving money for christmas gifts, spending the weekend actually leaving my apartment for once...and now...now i can forget about all of that!
*grumbles and clicks the download-link* o.o

by the way: i love what you did with the tech tree!

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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/17/2010 12:29:44 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: impact

...damn you guys!
and i had so many plans - saving money for christmas gifts, spending the weekend actually leaving my apartment for once...and now...now i can forget about all of that!
*grumbles and clicks the download-link* o.o

by the way: i love what you did with the tech tree!


Yeah, there's lot's of nice little tweaks that we never really got to cover . . .

The Expansion planner for one . . . you'll notice lot's of nice new color coding for different planetary colonization situations . . . .




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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/17/2010 12:59:39 AM   
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Woo hoo!!!

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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/17/2010 3:51:12 PM   
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Off to buy now   Doh I missed getting it on the first day due to this friggin flu, fought my way out of bed to play RotS today though 

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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/17/2010 4:07:52 PM   
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Thanks! Just in time for the weekend. I love you guys.

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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/17/2010 5:23:30 PM   
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Off to buy now   Doh I missed getting it on the first day due to this friggin flu, fought my way out of bed to play RotS today though 


Kickin' Shakturi butt is a great flu medicine! Get well soon Woodman!
BTW....is that the "Thelosian Flu" that you have?

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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/17/2010 6:27:57 PM   
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Where can I go to get the option to buy the cheaper "bundle" pack? I'd like to get the game and the expansion and am interested in the discount available for buying both at the same time. I'm interested in the download only option.

I know where to go to buy each individually. Is there somewhere that lists the "bundle" with the discount?

Thanks


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RE: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi Now Available! - 12/17/2010 6:34:35 PM   
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Per the press release, the expansion is initially at the bundle price for everyone, to allow customers who already own Distant Worlds to get the discounted price. Distant Worlds itself is also on sale during our Holiday sale, so at present there is no cheaper way to get these two than their current prices. After the holiday sale, the expansion will still be at $19.99 if purchased together with Distant Worlds, but will be $24.99 if purchased separately and Distant Worlds will go up to $39.99 for the Download.

Regards,

- Erik

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