May 08, 2019

Star Control: Origins expands with Earth Rising – Part 2: Return of the Lexites

From Press Release:

Plymouth, MI. – May 8, 2019 – Stardock released Part 2 of its expansion to the new Star Control game today. In it, players will finally come face to face with the very beings who inspired the formation of Star Control in the first place — the Lexites. Earth Rising – Part 2: Return of the Lexites introduces players to the post-singularity species called the Lexites whose mysterious motives to stop Earth’s expansion into the galaxy will require all the player’s efforts in order to stop them.

Set in the last 21st century, the player is the Captain of Earth’s first interstellar starship with the mission to explore the galaxy, find allies to help protect Earth from hostile aliens and find the resources necessary to help Earth begin to expand to the stars. The expansion pack, Earth Rising, will release in 4 parts. It adds a host of new aliens, ships, adventures and destinations to the already rich universe introduced in Star Control: Origins. Because Star Control is a non-linear action/RPG game, the new content does not require the player to have already completed the main story arc from the base game.

Highlights of Return of the Lexites include:

  • Lexites – The Post-Humans who left Earth decades ago are back!
  • New Missions – A series of missions dealing with Earth’s expansion into the galaxy, as
    well as missions involving your command crew.
  • New Ships – Battle against new, fully-armed Lexite ships. Earn rewards from quests in
    order to unlock and purchase ships.
  • New Weapons – Take on new challenges as you face enemies with weapons you’ve
    never seen before.

Star Control: Origins – Earth Rising is now available for purchase for $19.99 on Steam. It includes all four parts; with part 1 released last winter, part 2 now available, part 3 coming this Summer, and part 4 to follow later. For more details, visit the forums. Star Control: Origins is available on Steam, GOG, or Stardock for $29.99. For more information, visit