Civilization VI Arrives October 21

Posted by at 11:13 am on May 11, 2016

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Civilization franchise. Since the first game’s release in 1991, many fans created an empire that endured over two millennia of peace, war, diplomacy, trade and exploration. Today, the series continues with a trailer announcing the arrival of Civilization VI later this year.

The teaser trailer didn’t show any gameplay; rather, it highlights the various achievements of the human race since its beginnings. However, 2K (the game’s publisher) did provide a few screenshots from the upcoming game, as well as some key features in the series’ latest installment.

In terms of diplomacy, your relationships with bordering nations will change as you continue to research more technology. The developers are sticking to the “one unit per tile mechanic” for combat units, but you can supply an offensive unit with various support teams, such as a team of anti-tank soldiers with regular infantry, or pair a combat unit with settlers as they explore the unknown parts of the world. You can also group similar units to create a “Corps,” but more information on that is coming soon.

Name Civilization VI
Type Strategy
Developer Firaxis Games
Publisher 2K
Release Date October 21, 2016
Platforms PC
Where To Buy Steam

Specifically, we’re going to hear more about the game next month at E3. As usual, 2K will have a gigantic booth at the annual gaming show where it will show off all of its upcoming games. As for Civilization VI, it will arrive in stores on October 21. Aside from the basic package, which will cost you $59.99, you can grab the Digital Deluxe Edition. The $79.99 bundle includes the base game, the 25th anniversary soundtrack, and four batches of post-launch downloadable content that includes new civilizations, leaders, scenarios and maps.

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