Stellaris – Aquatics Species Pack releases November 22nd!

Developer and publisher Paradox Interactive has revealed the release date of the latest update for sci-fi grand strategy Stellaris. Called the Aquatics Species Pack, it will be coming to PC on November 22nd. Are you ready to embrace the life of a seafaring civilization?

Choose to originate on a large Ocean Paradise world, with increased pop happiness, output, and growth. Or choose the Here Be Dragons Origin, and start guarded by a sage-blue – and occasionally very hungry – space dragon, which will protect you from harm, as long as you keep it happy. Specialize your species with the Aquatics Species Trait, which further optimizes your species for living on Ocean worlds, but penalizes living on Cold and Dry planet types.

Become interstellar seafood harvesters with the Anglers Civic, and harness the bounty of the ocean with fresh seafood and rare pearls as staples of your Empire’s economy.

Ascend into the deep with the Hydrocentric Ascension Perk, and your species becomes more adept at terraforming planets into ocean worlds, as well as the ability to harvest ice asteroids to expand the planetary ocean even further.

The Aquatics Species Pack also includes:

  • 15 Aquatic-inspired portraits plus a new Robotic portrait
  • Aquatics-themed ship set
  • New Advisor Voice, inspired by high-seas adventure fiction
  • New prescripted empire, the Sathyrelian Bliss
  • New diplomacy room
  • New city set
  • 4 new Aquatic name list

Additionally, Paradox Interactive revealed the free patch 3.2 titled “Herbert” after the renowned sci-fi author Frank Herbert. It will bring a variety of bug fixes, improvements to performance and AI, as well as new features for the Humanoids Species pack and the main game. Check out the Steam announcement to find out more.


Get ready to explore, discover and interact with a multitude of species as you journey among the stars. Forge a galactic empire by sending out science ships to survey and explore, while construction ships build stations around newly discovered planets. Discover buried treasures and galactic wonders as you spin a direction for your society, creating limitations and evolutions for your explorers. Alliances will form and wars will be declared.

Like all our Grand Strategy games, the adventure evolves with time. Because free updates are a part of any active Paradox game, you can continue to grow and expand your empire with new technologies and capabilities. What will you find beyond the stars? Only you can answer that.

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