Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of games that donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just take up space, today began accepting pre-orders for Stellaris, the forthcoming sci-fi grand strategy game from Paradox Development Studio. Several versions of Stellaris are now available for pre-purchase, including premium editions which include a variety of bonus content. Stellaris challenges players to explore a new universe and establish an empire across the stars, venturing into new territory for ParadoxÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s traditionally historical games. The game will be released for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs on May 9, 2016.
Players can pre-order the Stellaris game in the Standard Edition ($39.99), or in the Nova Edition ($49.99), the latter of which includes not only the game but also a 140-minute digital soundtrack, exclusive cosmetic DLC and more. The Galaxy Edition ($69.99) is also available and includes all of the content from the Nova Edition, along with an extensive Digital CollectorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Book detailing the art and design of Stellaris, the novel Ã¢â‚¬Å“Stellaris: Infinite FrontiersÃ¢â‚¬Â on eBook, and an exclusive digital wallpaper signed by the Stellaris development team.
In addition, fans who pre-order any edition of Stellaris will have their name sent into lower space by Paradox. A USB drive filled with the names of all pre-order participants will be attached to a weather balloon and launched into the upper stratosphere in an effort to let drive-by extraterrestrials know who among us are the most enthusiastic to explore space and meet new friends. Pre-orders will also be rewarded with a set of Stellaris ringtones from the gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s original soundtrack.
If you pre-order you also get the Creatures of the Void DLC – a cosmetic add on that includes five new alien designs chosen by our community. Watch as the Hydra/Xenomorph, Evil Porcupine, Dinosaur Bird, Shadowy Anthropoid, and Fungoid Infected Mammalian spread their grasping appendages across the galaxy.