EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WG Labs and NGD Studios are proud to announce the release of Master of Orion. The innovative reimagining of one of the most beloved PC strategy titles of all time takes off today at 10:00 am PST. The originator of classic 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) gameplay, Master of Orion introduced gamers to an experience where choice was the key to success…or failure. Diplomacy, exploration and combat across a vast galaxy of unique races and worlds ensured that every playthrough was unique, providing seemingly endless replay value.
Staying true to these roots, WG Labs and NGD Studios' reimagining of Master of Orion also adds a universe's worth of new content and improvements, including new visuals, full-voice over from a star-studded cast including Mark Hamill, Alan Tudyk and Michael Dorn, a new race, real-time tactical battles and more. To ensure the most complete experience, NGD Studios also solicited player feedback during the game's Early Access period, where their thoughts on every single aspect of the game was open to consideration, with many of the community's suggestions being incorporated into the game.
"Master of Orion had a profound influence on my career," said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. "Being able to bring this classic back to life is an honor. It was a true inspiration and a very rewarding experience. With the help of our community, who were with us every step of the way, WG Labs and NGD Studios reimagined an iconic experience with new content and sharp visuals."
"Master of Orion has been a unique project for everyone at NGD Studios," said Andrés Chilkowski, CEO of NGD Studios. "We made sure that the heart of what made Master of Orion a unique 4X experience remains, while revamping the game with high-quality graphics, immersive gameplay and a talented voice cast. We're excited to bring Master of Orion to a new generation of gamers and passionate fans."
Master of Orion is now available for purchase in two editions – Standard and Collector's Edition. The Standard version of game, priced at $29.99, delivers all of the classic gameplay of the iconic title with the aforementioned enhancements and improvements. The Collector's Edition, priced at $49.99 also includes a digital art book, full orchestral soundtrack by the original Master of Orion composer, retro pixel ship skins, and an exclusive race: the formidable Terran Khanate. Both versions of the game can be purchased and downloaded via the links below:
- Standard Edition: https://www.gog.com/game/master_of_orion
- Collector's Edition: https://www.gog.com/game/master_of_orion_collectors_edition
Lastly, as a special gesture to Wargaming account holders, every purchase of Master of Orion that is linked to a Wargaming.net Account will receive a free copy of the iconic real-time-strategy game Total Annihilation. Produced by Ron Gilbert and designed by Chris Taylor, the title is still considered one of the most defining RTS titles ever made.
To get this classic title just link the game to a new (or existing) Wargaming.net account: click "Options" in the Master of Orion Main Menu and follow the prompts from the "Wargaming.net Account" button. With just a few clicks, the epic RTS classic is ready to play.
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About Master of Orion
Master of Orion is a modern rebirth of the critically acclaimed sci-fi strategy game. The forerunner of the influential "4X" style, Master of Orion builds on the iconic explores, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate, gameplay that the original game pioneered. This reimagined title stays true to its legacy, delivering on the promise of deep strategy, hard fought battles, diplomacy, and exploration—all with a healthy dash of humor.
Players can expect a fresh perspective on the original 10 races, each offering different styles of play. Within thousands of ever-changing galaxies, hundreds of unique technologies, and dozens of ships waiting to be tested, no two games will ever be the same.
- http://masteroforion.com (North America)
- http://masteroforion.eu (Europe)
- http://masteroforion.asia (Southeast Asia)
About WG Labs
WG Labs is an organizational unit within Wargaming that acts as a breeding ground for new ideas and solutions. We believe that people and companies with great ideas should be given an opportunity to shine and those with talent should be nurtured.
WG Labs is aimed at testing and implementing innovative projects created within Wargaming or shared with us. It will generate, evaluate, and launch in-house products that go beyond the company's paradigm, as well as support external development teams in game's creation and publishing.
Here we experiment with new game mechanics, platforms, services; business models, and create new products at the company's studios in cooperation with 3rd party developers.
Wargaming will work with internal and 3rd party studios worldwide, publishing games across a number of platforms. We believe that good ideas become great when working together and are open for collaboration.
To learn more about WG Labs and also submit your project, please visit:
About NGD Studios
With over 13 years of history and over 30 published titles, NGD Studios is one Latin America's leading developers of high-end games. Founded in 2002, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, NGD got its first hit with Regnum Online (now Champions of Regnum), the biggest MMO made in Latam.
At the moment the studio is working on the reboot of Master of Orion, the legendary strategy game that kick-started the 4X genre.
NGD is using its extensive experience to create deep, engaging high quality games for PC and Consoles.
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