In this upcoming real-time strategy title, players will choose one of three galactic empire and fight for control of the valuable resource etherium, found only on a handful of planets. Each faction in the game sports its own strengths, weaknesses, and specialized technology.

These new screens show off one of the game’s factions, known as The Council. The Council is a religious order that has formed around a group of prophets who use the game’s most precious resource to gaze into the future.

Their advanced technology gives The Council the ability to control weather as well, which plays a critical role in player strategy. Dynamic environmental events, like blizzards, sandstorms, volcanic eruptions and others, add another level of complexity that must be taken into account when deciding upon a course of action. 

Check out the gallery below for more screens, and expect more news on Etherium in the coming months.