Published: Wed, November 29, 2017
Science | By Eileen Rhodes

Civilization VI announces its first big expansion, Rise & Fall

Civilization VI announces its first big expansion, Rise & Fall

Sid Meier's Civilization® VI: Rise and Fallwill be available for PC on February 8, 2018. Also a Great Ages system has been added, so as your civilization encounters Historic Moments they can enter a Golden Age or a Dark Age, with both providing certain challenges and bonuses, depending on your actions.

Released in October of past year, Civilization VI is the latest in the grand legacy of Sid Meier's Civilization, one of the greatest and longest-running simulation series of all time. As usual, a Golden Age introduces heightened productivity including bonuses to Loyalty and other in-game systems. These Ages will last through entire Eras, and will support or hurt Loyalty in the player's cities. But as the Alliance develops, powerful and unique effects come into play. Golden Ages provide immediate benefits for players, and while Dark Ages are predictably negative, navigating out of one and into a Golden Age triggers a "Heroic" Age, which triples the benefits one would receive from a regular Golden Age. This is distinctly different to previous titles in that "keeping your cities loyal not only keeps it on your side, but also emanates its Loyalty as a kind of "peer pressure" to other cities nearby".

Successful leadership of a civilization can send it into a prosperous Golden Age, but falling behind can usher in a Dark Age.

More news: Sadio Mane Shoots Down Claims He's Feuding with Jurgen Klopp

GOVERNORS: Recruit, appoint, and upgrade powerful characters with unique specialization bonuses and promotion trees to customize your cities, and reinforce Loyalty. These are used to help prevent revolts and influence neighbouring cities into joining your empire. Each can be leveled up to trigger a stacking set of bonuses, shared between alliance members. The new content will release on February 8, bringing with it major changes to the ebb and flow of gameplay.

NEW GLOBAL CONTENT: Eight new world wonders, seven natural wonders, four new units, two new tile improvements, two new districts, fourteen new buildings, and three new resources have been added.

KitGuru Says: While some might see it as a dead practice, it's good to see Firaxis continue the tradition of expansions instead of microtransactions. He doesn't have much luck, does poor old Sean Bean.

Like this: