New AI War Expansion Out Now, Expands Co-Op

10/24/2012 at 11:01 AM

Ready up your clicking finger, there's a battle to be won.

AI War, the online space strategy game from Arcen Games, has just received a new expansion pack called Ancient Shadows.  The expansion pack adds several new "sub-races" as well as 9 new ship classes, 2 new AI types, 2 new map types, 98 minutes of new music, and modular fortresses.  The biggest change though is something called Champions.

Introducing Champions: These modular behemoths can be upgraded, gain EXP, and lend powerful aid to your main forces.  But champions possess a unique power that sets them even further apart from other units: they can explore entirely new parts of the galaxy where the AI cannot reach.  Splinter factions of humans, zenith, neinzul, and spire all dwell in those backwater nebulae.  Some are hiding.  Some are plotting.  Some have gone totally insane.  It is there, in the shadows, that your champion can find relics from the ancient race which constructed it.  What power awaits?  At what cost?

What's more interesting wtih the Champion class is you can control it completely separately, or even have a friend control just the single ship - adding to the cooperative options the game offers.

The Ancient Shadows expansion comes alongside the 6.0 update for AI War.  The regular price is $5 but it is on sale for the next few days for $4.50.