Stellaris: Distant Stars story DLC is coming next week

Stellaris (opens in new tab): Distant Stars, the next story DLC for the grand strategy space game (opens in new tab), will release next Tuesday, May 22, Paradox Interactive has announced.

A new video, above, breaks down all the things you can expect from the DLC, which will cost $9.99. They include boosting the number of anomalies in the game by 50%, lots of new systems to explore, and three new leviathans. Two of those leviathans will function similarly to the space dragons from previous expansions, but the third will be "quite different".

The biggest addition is a new cluster of stars called the L-Cluster, which is separated from the rest of the galaxy. Paradox isn't saying much about it, other than you have to find and fix malfunctioning L-Gates in order to reach it.

Paradox will also release the game's free 2.1 Niven update alongside Distant Stars. Niven, which I wrote about here (opens in new tab), overhauls anomalies and the way you travel between stars and systems.

Samuel Horti

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