Captains Beware — the Lanius are Invading FTL: Faster Than Light

Because everything is better with liquid metal Terminators, or in the case of space ship strategy/rogue-like FTL: Faster Than Light, the Lanius.

That’s the name of the metallic race of aliens that’s coming to the FTL: Advanced Edition, and it sounds like they will make the Kobayashi Maru of games even more difficult. From the devs at Subset Games:

The Lanius are scavengers – metallic lifeforms that rely on the absorption of  minerals to sustain themselves. Their society ebbs and flows in hibernation cycles; they may lie dormant for many years, even while hurtling through space. As soon as they become aware of significant metal deposits they reawaken. Usually this occurs in the dying stages of a galactic civilization or in the wake of intergalactic war.

Reports of reawakened Lanius have appeared in many of the war-torn and abandoned sectors of Federation Space. Their arrival has created panic as they indiscriminately seek our sources of metal – although more diplomatic individuals have suggested that they can be reasoned with.

FTL: Advanced Edition is coming in TBA early 2014, and all of its content, including the Lanius, a new Lanius ship, a new ship layout, new drones, and a number of gameplay tweaks, will be free tho those of us who already own FTL.

Can’t wait. FTL is a brilliant, punishing strategy game that you can play over, and over, and over… and now is a great time to grab it if you’ve missed out. Courtesy of the Steam Holiday Sale, you can grab FTL for just $5.

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