Following Stardock's critically acclaimed strategy game Civilizations II: Dread Lords comes the ambitious expansion Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar. The expansion adds a wealth of new features and improvements, greatly increasing the game's strategic depth and longevity.

Some of the new features include a mini-campaign to continue the story where things left off at the end of Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords, two new civilizations, a host of new content for the popular ship design feature and Mega Events which can drastically alter the course of the game.

The expansion will be available on February 14 from Stardock's for $29.95, and will also arrive at North American retail stores as part of the Galactic Civilizations II: Gold Edition bundle for just $39.95.