4X Strategy Game Master of Orion Plans Takeoff on August 25


Master of Orion will soon leave Steam Early Access to make its full release, as announced today by Wargaming: the global launch is now set for August 25, 2016.

Wargaming acquired the franchise rights three years ago from Atari. The new Master of Orion game was announced on June 9, 2015 and it's being developed by Argentinian developer NGD Studios.

Jacob Beucler, Publishing Product Director for Master of Orion, said:

The journey for Master of Orion’s reboot has been an amazing one, and now we’ve approached our destination. Along for the ride was the Master of Orion community, sharing their thoughts and guiding us toward an amazing Master of Orion experience for the new age.

As an additional bonus for strategy fans, Wargaming is throwing in a free copy of Total Annihilation, the classic game released in 1997 and created by Chris Taylor and Ron Gilbert. To do that, just link your Master of Orion purchase to a new or existing Wargaming account: click “Options” in the Master of Orion Main Menu and follow the prompts from the “Wargaming.net Account” button.

Battle the ten classic races of aliens from the original series, voiced by legendary talents from sci-fi and video games such as Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Alan Tudyk (Firefly). Engage in real-time tactical battles fully realized with AAA graphics. Explore numerous paths to victory as you work your way across the galaxy to conquer Orion.

As of August 25, the Master of Orion standard edition will be available for £23.00 delivering all of the tactics and strategy of the original series. The Master of Orion Collector’s Edition is also available for £39,99 featuring a detailed digital art book, the three original Master of Orion games, a full orchestral soundtrack by the original Master of Orion composer, retro pixel ships skins, and an exclusive new race for Collector’s Edition holders: the Terran Khanate.