Game history

Stellaris’ Toxoids DLC Adds “The Most Tenacious Species In Gaming History”

Paradox Interactive has unveiled Toxoids, a new Species Pack DLC for Stellaris that will bring “the most tenacious species in gaming history” to PC on September 20.

Toxoids will give players the tools to “gamble the future of their planets for immediate gains” upon release, with empires featuring the new species able to grow and adapt faster than most creatures – although often with unpleasant consequences for their neighbors and themselves.

To that end, the expansion introduces two new Origins: Knights of the Toxic God and Overtuned. The former revolves around a mysterious power said to be buried under toxic sludge that can be unleashed on the galaxy if found, while the latter gives players the chance to play as a species. able to acquire more and more traits at the expense of their own lifespan. .

Stellaris: Toxoid Species Pack – Trailer.

New Civics, on the other hand, takes the form of Toxic Baths – which can be used to rapidly increase your population using mutagenic sludge but come at a cost to your planets and inhabitants – while Scavengers allows players to harvest debris and destroy for quick construction. Finally, there are the relentless industrialists, who drive resource gains but, alas, also negative opinion.

As for new traits, these include Noxious, which makes your planets horrible places to live, and your existence repellent to other species, but the upside is that other empires aren’t exactly rushing for you. fight or subjugate you. That’s not all, however; Inorganic Breath lets you use expensive Respirators to grow valuable exotic gases from expulsions from your empire, Incubator gives you the power to quickly repopulate on empty planets though growth facilities quickly fill up, and Exotic Metabolism lets you to “eat faster, live longer and enjoy a terrifying rainbow of flavors”.

Alongside all of the above, Toxoids will feature new species portraits, ship models, and cityscapes, as well as a new adviser described as a “relentless source of noxious sarcasm.” And as a bonus, the trailer above features a pleasantly catchy tune.

The Stellaris Toxoid Species Pack will cost £7.19 / US$7.99 when it arrives on September 20.