Announced at GDC 2011, Rebellion is the third expansion to Sins of a Solar Empire franchise following Entrenchment and Diplomacy. It is the series' first stand-alone expansion, meaning it does not require the base game to function.
Rebellion adds new "loyalist" and "rebel" sub-factions to the game. These sub-factions gain exclusive access to new technologies and ship variants. Additions also include new victory conditions, capital ships for each faction, maneuverable corvette-class ships, and titan-class ships which can single-handedly wipe out entire armies. On a more technical level, the expansion improves lighting and particle effects, artificial intelligence, CPU usage, modding support and adds Impulse::Reactor support for improved connectivity with Stardock's Impulse platform.
The Forbidden Worlds DLC pack introduced four new planet types to colonize, a new planet specialization system, 15 new research subjects and 40 new planet bonuses.
|OS: Windows 7 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3||OS: Windows 7|
|Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3GHz Processor or Equivalent||Processor: Intel Core i5 or Equivalent Processor|
|Memory: 2 GB RAM||Memory: 4 GB RAM|
|Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c Compatible Video Card w/Pixel Shader 3.0 Support||Graphics: 1 GB DirectX 9.0c Compatible Video Card w/Pixel Shader 3.0 Support|
|DirectX: 9.0c||DirectX: 9.0c|
|Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space||Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space|
|Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card||Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card|