Elemental: Fallen Enchantress takes Stardock’s fantasy strategy game in a new direction

By on January 11, 2011 5:28:47 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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PLYMOUTH, MI - January 11, 2011 Stardock released the details of the next chapter in its Elemental fantasy strategy game world.  Elemental: Fallen Enchantress includes an all-new battle system, more sophisticated spell casting, an updated economic system, new game mechanics, more creatures, quests and much more.

Elemental: Fallen Enchantress will be released as a stand-alone game but will be free to all players who purchased Elemental: War of Magic in 2010 and will be heavily discounted for anyone who purchases Elemental: War of Magic prior to Fallen Enchantress’s anticipated Summer 2011 release.

Elemental is a strategy game in which players build a kingdom from the ground up in a shattered fantasy world. Players build cities, raise armies, research technologies, learn magical spells, go on quests, recruit heroes, negotiate treaties, learn spells, build a family dynasty and more.

In Fallen Enchantress players will be able to explore the world of Elemental and discover a wide range of unique locations, including dangerous wild lands that can’t be settled until they are conquered.  There are areas like the Bhinadmi Fissure, a massive chasm that spawns demons and earth elementals, until a player goes to the edge and challenges the elemental lord that dwells within.

These undiscovered lands contain new characters and creatures: from the tragic Butchermen who wander the lands around Red Springs trying to pass their curse off to another victim, to Morian the Ruin of Summer, who was once a powerful nature elemental who has been driven mad by the Cataclysm and the destruction of his forests.

Derek Paxton, lead designer for Fallen Enchantress, said, “In Fallen Enchantress we wanted to focus on exploring the world outside your kingdom’s borders.  The world isn’t empty and waiting to be settled, it is dangerous and needs to be conquered.  There are unique locations with their own history and guardians; monsters settled in their lairs and vast wild land areas that offer their own challenges and rewards.  There will be areas the player would do well to avoid for most of the game until he builds an army that is able to conquer them.”

To face these new challenges, Fallen Enchantress adds a host of spells and magical equipment.  Sacrifice a champion to summon a powerful demon in battle, envelop an entire enemy kingdom in the icy grip of winter or open a gateway to a shadow world that dark creatures can come through.  Players can also recruit champions who specialize in different types of magic and outfit them with magical equipment they create, recover from monster lairs or earn through quests.

 “Fallen Enchantress brings the world of Elemental alive.  Don’t expect many of your scouts to return, but those that are daring, lucky or strong enough to survive will be rewarded for their journey,” concluded Paxton.

Stardock has brought in additional talent in recent weeks to aid in the development of Fallen Enchantress including Jon Shafer, lead designer of Civilization V and Sci-Fi/Fantasy author David Stern to aid in the in-game lore.

Elemental: Fallen Enchantress is expected to be released in the Summer of 2011. It will be free to those who purchased Elemental: War of Magic in 2010 and be available at a significant discount for those who purchase War of Magic.

About Stardock

Stardock is one of the world’s leading developers and publishers of PC games and desktop software.  Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire as well as the Galactic Civilizations series. Its desktop software includes Object Desktop, WindowBlinds, and a host of other programs for customizing the Windows experience.  Its software can be found on most new Dell PCs as well as HP and other PC makers.  Learn more about Stardock by visiting www.stardock.com

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January 11, 2011 5:39:42 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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January 11, 2011 5:39:58 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

 sweet. Now someone dissect this post into a feature list so we can discuss this badboy.

 

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January 11, 2011 5:46:51 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

me wants, noaw! Can has fallenz enchantressez???

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January 11, 2011 5:56:29 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ,
 and outfit them with magical equipment they create

Sounds very interesting. Very. 

Bigger Ceresa pic for better wallpaper?

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January 11, 2011 6:06:27 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

oooo nice finaly some good news

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January 11, 2011 6:06:47 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

In Fallen Enchantress players will be able to explore the world of Elemental and discover a wide range of unique locations, including dangerous wild lands that can’t be settled until they are conquered. There are areas like the Bhinadmi Fissure, a massive chasm that spawns demons and earth elementals, until a player goes to the edge and challenges the elemental lord that dwells within. These undiscovered lands contain new characters and creatures: from the tragic Butchermen who wander the lands around Red Springs trying to pass their curse off to another victim, to Morian the Ruin of Summer, who was once a powerful nature elemental who has been driven mad by the Cataclysm and the destruction of his forests.

This sounds great, I get the sense this will be done through both unique looking single tile locations (lairs) and unique looking sections of the actual map which are probally dictacted by influence borders perhaps given out by the singles tiles. If they do this well it could really bring elemenatal alive in a huge huge way. I know implemenation is going to be key here but I am loving the idea and i have my fingers crossed it will work.

outfit them with magical equipment they create.

You have my attention good sir. Expect much yelling for further details in the near future

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January 11, 2011 6:08:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

more info (and specifics) on changes to systems and content additions will be rolling out in the coming days and weeks!  

cant wait to share the goodies with you guys!

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January 11, 2011 6:08:44 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Whoa!

 

This looks really, really good. Best part is it's free for myself and many others.

 

That bit about the mad nature elemental and turning your opponent's lands into an icy waste sound fantastic.

 

Argghh...I can't wait...

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January 11, 2011 6:14:33 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Those who purchased in 2010? I assume that also includes 2009 pre-orders, right? Which reminds me, i think i read somewhere that TWO expansions would be free for pre-orders? True or what the hell i've been reading?

Doesn't seem too ambitious expansion though, "more stuff" basically... Not that i'm complaining (free stuff after all).

To face these new challenges, Fallen Enchantress adds a host of spells and magical equipment.  Sacrifice a champion to summon a powerful demon in battle, envelop an entire enemy kingdom in the icy grip of winter or open a gateway to a shadow world that dark creatures can come through.  Players can also recruit champions who specialize in different types of magic and outfit them with magical equipment they create, recover from monster lairs or earn through quests.

I admit the new spells and ability to sacrifice champions do sound cool and interesting. And the unique locations too. After they're conquered, will they give bonus similar to the "landmarks" in Alpha Centauri?

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January 11, 2011 6:18:55 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Wintersong,

quoting post and outfit them with magical equipment they create


Sounds very interesting. Very. 

Bigger Ceresa pic for better wallpaper?

I will see if I can get some high-resolution images posted.  Maybe I will also convert some to LogonStudio files so you can change the Windows logon to the image.  Yeah?

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January 11, 2011 6:20:23 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Kestral2040,
more info (and specifics) on changes to systems and content additions will be rolling out in the coming days and weeks!  

cant wait to share the goodies with you guys!
Certainly distracting people from 1.2!

Man, this is Dark Avatar all over again.

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January 11, 2011 6:21:24 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Sweeeeeeeeeet!

Quoting Island Dog,



Quoting Wintersong,
reply 4
quoting post and outfit them with magical equipment they createSounds very interesting. Very.  Bigger Ceresa pic for better wallpaper?


I will see if I can get some high-resolution images posted.  Maybe I will also convert some to LogonStudio files so you can change the Windows logon to the image.  Yeah?

That would be great!

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January 11, 2011 6:26:18 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ozo,
Those who purchased in 2010? I assume that also includes 2009 pre-orders, right? Which reminds me, i think i read somewhere that TWO expansions would be free for pre-orders? True or what the hell i've been reading?

Doesn't seem too ambitious expansion though, "more stuff" basically... Not that i'm complaining (free stuff after all).


To face these new challenges, Fallen Enchantress adds a host of spells and magical equipment.  Sacrifice a champion to summon a powerful demon in battle, envelop an entire enemy kingdom in the icy grip of winter or open a gateway to a shadow world that dark creatures can come through.  Players can also recruit champions who specialize in different types of magic and outfit them with magical equipment they create, recover from monster lairs or earn through quests.


I admit the new spells and ability to sacrifice champions do sound cool and interesting. And the unique locations too. After they're conquered, will they give bonus similar to the "landmarks" in Alpha Centauri?

People who bought before a certain timeframe, which includes 2009 pre-orders, get both for free.

 

 

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January 11, 2011 6:26:38 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Island Dog,
I will see if I can get some high-resolution images posted.  Maybe I will also convert some to LogonStudio files so you can change the Windows logon to the image.  Yeah?
How could I say no to be nicely spoiled?

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January 11, 2011 6:37:01 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Alstein,

People who bought before a certain timeframe, which includes 2009 pre-orders, get both for free.
 

So did read right... but when and where... eh, nevermind that.

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January 11, 2011 6:44:36 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Island Dog,

Quoting Wintersong, reply 4
quoting post and outfit them with magical equipment they create


Sounds very interesting. Very. 

Bigger Ceresa pic for better wallpaper?
I will see if I can get some high-resolution images posted.  Maybe I will also convert some to LogonStudio files so you can change the Windows logon to the image.  Yeah?

Please please make the "Elemental" logo a small(er) part of the picture!

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January 11, 2011 6:46:23 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ,
“Fallen Enchantress brings the world of Elemental alive.  Don’t expect many of your scouts to return, but those that are daring, lucky or strong enough to survive will be rewarded for their journey,” concluded Paxton.

Definitely channeling the spirit of Fall from Heaven in that quote - and I mean that in the best possible way. Alas for all my poor, poor scouts savaged by orcs and eaten by giant spiders.. they never had a chance.

Also:

Sacrifice a champion to summon a powerful demon in battle..

Can't wait, I've been getting sick of Janusk

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January 11, 2011 7:00:05 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Can't wait, I've been getting sick of Janusk

sooo true

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January 11, 2011 7:11:47 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

This a nice snack wish there was screen shots of these places. But maybe just maybe those scouts never made it back! Also there nothing menched about the Fallen Enchantress herself.

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January 11, 2011 7:22:59 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting FatNonFree,
This a nice snack wish there was screen shots of these places. But maybe just maybe those scouts never made it back! Also there nothing menched about the Fallen Enchantress herself.

Shes at the bottom of the Bhinadmi Fissure. Just don't ask how she got there

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January 11, 2011 7:31:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I am both amazed and yet at the same time not surprised by this awesomeness! I had from the start thought this game was going to become amazing! I have been playing about 5 days a week for the last couple months and love it! This is like hearing about a second Christmas coming!

*pinch* ..."OOOOOOOUUUCCHHH"!!!!!

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January 11, 2011 7:35:13 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

sweet my first free expansion!

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January 11, 2011 7:36:27 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Perhaps deranged Nature elementals, demons and earth elementals will but a damper on ICSing. Lol.

 

Just let there be Druids.

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January 11, 2011 7:52:31 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

oooooooh, meeeeee likeeyy

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January 11, 2011 8:03:29 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

if id known the cutoff for the expansion being free was 12/31/10, i would have bought it a day earlier :/ lame

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