Master of Orion Reboot Release Date Revealed

WG Labs — a division of Wargaming — has today announced that Master of Orion will be released globally on August 25.

“The journey for Master of Orion’s reboot has been an amazing one, and now we’ve approached our destination,” said Jacob Beucler, Publishing Product Director, Master of Orion. “Along for the ride was the Master of Orion community, sharing their thoughts and guiding us toward an amazing Master of Orion experience for the new age!”

As an additional bonus, all who purchase Master of Orion will receive a free copy of the 1997 RTS classic, Total Annihilation. To get this classic title, created by Chris Taylor and Ron Gilbert, just link the game to a new (or existing) Wargaming account: click “Options” in the Master of Orion Main Menu and follow the prompts from the “Wargaming.net Account” button. With just a few clicks, the RTS classic is ready to play.

The Master of Orion series made its debut in the mid-1990s, defining the 4X video game genre and setting the standard for all future strategy games. Now, WG Labs’ Master of Orion will deliver the best elements of the original series while bringing a new level of gameplay experience for the modern gamer. Battle the ten classic races of aliens from the original series, voiced by legendary talents from sci-fi and video games such as Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Alan Tudyk (Firefly). Engage in real-time tactical battles fully realized with AAA graphics. Explore numerous paths to victory as you work your way across the galaxy to conquer Orion.

As of August 25, the Master of Orion standard edition will be available for $29.99, delivering all of the tactics and strategy of the original series. The Master of Orion Collector’s Edition is also available for $49.99, featuring a detailed digital art book, a full orchestral soundtrack by the original Master of Orion composer, retro pixel ships skins, and an exclusive new race for Collector’s Edition holders: the Terran Khanate.

For more on Master of Orion, be sure to read our preview.