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Meet Endless Legends’ newest faction, the Necrophages

One part Xenomorph, one part tidal wave of creep, the Necrophages might be the most disgusting critters to ever leave a slime trail.

Who Are The Necrophages?

The Necrophages are a scuttling monstrosity polluting the surface of Auriga (the planet on which Endless Legend takes place); they are an insectoid menace that should be crushed under one’s heel like the mutated cockroaches that they are. Or so the Vaulters, the Wild Walkers, the Broken Lords, and every other nation on the planet would have one believe.

Naturally, the Necrophages themselves don’t share this view – in fact, they hold very few views other than fight, feed, and propagate. The Necrophages have found a niche in the environment that suits them very well: They win by numbers; by elevating the colony over the individual; by constant warfare.

Something between a hive insect and an undead horde, they reproduce by laying eggs in the bodies of fallen enemies. Occasionally the offspring even inherits elements of the host’s DNA, accelerating their process of change and adaptation. Emotionless, relentless, and driven by their biology, the Necrophages do not waste time with diplomacy and commerce.

Well, I was waiting for the ‘monster’ faction to be announced for Endless Legend and Amplitude didn’t disappoint. The Necrophages, like the rest of the factions in the game, take some commonly used elements of fantasy and sci-fii and put a pretty unique spin on them.

In the case of the Necrophages, they do remind me of several creatures a whole bunch of movies and books, but they go the one extra step and somehow come across as all that much more disgusting… in a good way. If that’s possible.

The 4X strategy title Endless Legend will be heading to Steam for the PC and Mac in the short term future in an Alpha form, we’ll keep you updated on just when that Early Access version arrives.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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