Heroes & Villains DLC launches with success for the Airships: Conquer the Skies game on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The fruit of tireless dedication and hard work by the brilliant developer, David Stark. Available on Steam and itch with 86% Positive reviews.
The Heroes & Villains DLC launched on Linux for the sky battling, Airships: Conquer the Skies, and it’s good. Since it provides a fresh expansion to step up your strategy by bringing new heroes and villains into the game. You can now recruit epic commanders to control your floating fortresses. As well as governors to keep your cities running smooth. These new characters aren’t just for show – they pack some serious abilities to help you rule the world.
The Heroes & Villains DLC includes commanders who can turn enemy ships into sitting ducks. Or level up their engines for an unexpected boost, or even pull random items to use as ammo. Some of these commanders are also sorcerers. So they can blind enemies, control the weather, or summon mystical creatures.
Over on the homefront, governors are like your city managers. They can increase productivity, put citizens at ease, and even issue new rules and events. Due to things like martial law or forced labour, to something lighter like a masked ball party.
These Heroes & Villains DLC characters are not static, either. They change over time based on what you do. They can level up, change their loyalty, and even start feeling different emotions like anger, stress, or even go crazy. Some will transform into more experienced, embittered, or powerful versions of themselves. Watch out, since a disloyal governor can be an annoyance. While a famous or super-powered hero could be the key to victory.
Airships: Conquer the Skies: Heroes & Villains DLC Trailer
Things between empires just level up as well. In the Heroes & Villains DLC, you might have to deal with some diplomatic incidents and decide whether to trust or backstab your neighbors. Want to risk a war to look more powerful? Get on the good side of some cultists? Join forces to take on pirates? What you should do depends a lot on where you stand, what you need, and what you know about the other empire.
Now with the Heroes & Villains DLC, your airship crew is not just for cannon fire anymore. They’ll level up the more battles they survive, so you have a good reason to keep them alive. Maybe give them a place to heal up or some better protective gear.
Just to give you an idea of the scale here: there are 60+ unique heroes, 25+ combat abilities, both regular and magical. Also over 40 types of diplomatic incidents in the Heroes & Villains DLC.
You can now design and award medals to your veteran airships. But be careful, if your prized airship goes down, so does its medal.
And to top it all off, you don’t have to own the Heroes & Villains DLC to get a taste of the action. If you hop into a multiplayer match, you can still enjoy all these features even if you haven’t purchased the Heroes & Villains DLC yet.
This epic launch also comes with a game update introducing changing weather, landships drawn by wurms (those are like giant worms), and new weaponry like trebuchets and mortars. Available on Steam and itch. Priced at $8.99 USD / £7.49 / 8,79€. Along with support for Linux, Steam Deck (playable), Mac, and Windows PC.