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2K Games and Firaxis have just announced that Civilization VI, the latest installment in the long-running 4X strategy franchise. There’s only a handful of information for now, but the most important thing is the release date: October 21, 2016 on PC.

One of the biggest changes is the art style, which is decidedly more “cartoonish” than Civil v or Beyond Earth. The land, buildings and units are drawn in bright, primary colors. The terrain textures almost look like a brushstroke painting, in contrast to the realistic style depicted in it Civil v. Long time civ fans may have traumatic flashbacks to the console alone Revolution of civilizationbut Civil VI it looks like it will still retain the deep and addictive gameplay the series is known for.

As for the gameplay, Civil VI seems to hold Civil v‘s hexagonal tile layout. Players will still wage war over areas represented by large, clear dividing lines that cut across the landscape. However, there will be some gameplay changes. The “One unit per tile” rule has been adjusted, with the press release stating that “support units can now be embedded with other units, such as anti-tank support with infantry or a warrior with settlers.” Similar units can also be combined to form “corps” units.

Cities now physically expand across the map, occupying multiple tiles. Players will “lead a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age,” but it seems that researching technology will still be a more active process. The press release encourages players to unlock “boosts” in research by exploring the map and developing the environment. It sounds like Firaxis is also trying to lure new players into the series with a new tutorial system that explains all the basic concepts.

The rest of the press release sounds like… well… Civilization. There is also an announcement trailer, but it does not contain any information or gameplay footage. You get some triumphant music, flashes of artwork, and a speech from a voice actor who we’re pretty sure is Sean Bean.

The game is already available for pre-order on Steam. It costs $59.99 for the regular version or $79.99 for the “Digital Deluxe” version, which includes the 25th Anniversary Digital Soundtrack and access to four post-launch DLC packs. You can also get 40 percent off a Steam Controller if you pre-order the game.

Read our in-depth hands-on preview of Civilization 6.

By akfire1

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