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FTL: Advanced Edition announced

#1SUPER3METROIDXPosted 11/11/2013 1:41:03 PM
We’ve been working hard over the summer and are excited to finally officially announce a free expansion, FTL: Advanced Edition! FTL: AE is a huge content addition that includes new weapons, drones, augments, systems, enemies, and more. Here are some details on just a few of the additions visible in the trailer:

Mind Control System: Temporarily turn enemies into allies. Force a boarder to repair the damage they just did, or have the enemy pilot sabotage their own helm.

Hacking System: Lockdown and disrupt enemy systems. Unique effects for each system, ranging from forcing a teleporter remove boarders to making the medbay damage instead of heal.

New Sector and Events: Our writer Tom Jubert has returned along with special guest writer Chris Avellone (of Planescape fame), who managed to find some time for us between his work on Project Eternity and Wasteland 2. They’ve been helping us add a new sector and scatter new events throughout the rest of the game.

New Weapons and Effects: Many new weapons that take advantage of new mechanics: overcharging to increase the number of volleys, stun effects to freeze crew, and area effect targeting, to name a few.

And more systems, drones, augments, enemy ships, enemy layouts, and hostile environments. All of which we’ll be sure to talk about more in the coming weeks!

In addition to new content, we’ve continued to polish FTL and add some of the most requested small features. As a few examples: you’ll be able to save your crew positions and send them back to battle-stations, save and quit during combat, and find more items for purchase in stores.
#2TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 11/11/2013 1:43:55 PM
I need to get this game out of my backlog soon. Hopefully before this update, so I can experience it twice.
#3arleasPosted 11/11/2013 1:44:33 PM

Maybe I'll go back and play it some more. It had really gotten stale for me after 10-15 hours.
#4Doomsday FortePosted 11/11/2013 1:48:42 PM
TheC0ndemnedOne posted...
I need to get this game out of my backlog soon. Hopefully before this update, so I can experience it twice.

"For the purists out there, FTL vanilla will still be available. All of the new content can be disabled from within the hangar before starting a new game."

Not bad for those who still want to see the original game and all even after this expansion.
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#5ShubPosted 11/11/2013 1:49:30 PM
Oh wow. I would have bought this. Free is even better.
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-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
#6water1111Posted 11/11/2013 1:50:55 PM
its a shame they can't update the game to make it fun.
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#7randy_123rPosted 11/11/2013 1:50:55 PM
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#8SzymaaPosted 11/11/2013 1:51:44 PM
~Bow chicka bow wow~
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#9Snuckie7Posted 11/11/2013 1:53:52 PM
Wow this is great. An expansion done properly.
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#10Arsene-LupinPosted 11/11/2013 2:15:11 PM
How disappointing. The one thing the game actually needs is more narrative content. It doesn't even have enough random events to fill in a single playthrough.
"And you see where that can lead you, into what mistakes and absurdities, when you are dealing with a man like Arsene Lupin."