Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is coming on October 20. The strategy video game will feature Queen Victoria as the ruler of England. The European country will appear with new buildings like the British Museum. Developer Firaxis unveiled a new trailer for the title last week.
Queen Victoria led the United Kingdom between 1837 until 1901. Her name is used by historians to describe one of the most prosperous periods of the nation. The country comes with a new unique ability on Civilization VI, the British Museum.
The museum works alongside archaeologists to bring art pieces to the reign. The latter counts with two new individual units: Sea Dogs or Privateers and Redcoats. The first were men legally authorized by Queen Victoria to attack foreign vessels and take their goods.
The reign has a district called Royal Navy Dockyard, where players can build ships and receive bonus movement, said Digital Trends.
Civilizations can choose new peaceful ways to dominate the world
England was a strong candidate for winning military campaigns on Civilization V. The nation can now compete for cultural dominance. Developers added new changes to the game’s art, continuing the cartoon-like style. Designers told Eurogamer they have polished graphics to improve readability.
“We’re concerned the most with readability.That’s the big reason we’ve gone for a more stylized look. There’s like 30 or 40 different things that can be on a tile right now and be able to identify quickly what they are is important.”
See the English civilization and its leader Victoria in Civilization VI.
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Players will be able to engage in diplomatic talks to make their civilizations even stronger. Here’s the official announcement trailer of Civilization VI:
Firaxis: ‘we wanted every map and location to be a puzzle.’
Developers revealed details of the new game during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, held on June 14. Cities in Civilization VI can take up several spots on the game’s map. It will now be filled with hexagons instead of tiles, said Tech Times.
There’s a new district system that allows players to allocate an area type to hex. Dennis Shirk, a senior producer for Civilization VI, told reporters that developers wanted every game item to be a puzzle.
Players will receive bonuses if they place buildings where they should belong, depending on topographical features. The district system requires expert players of older versions to play a few times before understanding the new mechanics. The game will include interactive tutorials.
— Civilization VI (@CivGame) June 29, 2016
The primary objective of Civilization IV is still dominating the world. Players can attack other regions after developing potent weapons. They can also select more peaceful steps by making alliances. Opponents will be more intelligent than ever, added Tech Times.
The franchise has sold more than 33 million game copies in the world. Civilization V sold more than 8 million units on PC. Civilization VI will be released on October 21. It can be pre-ordered for $59.99 on the Steam store.
Civilization VI's Dennis Shirk wants "a way for the cultural player to compete."
— Civilization VI (@CivGame) June 27, 2016