Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Expansion Announced with February 8 Release

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Expansion Announced with February 8 Release

2K and Firaxis Games have revealed Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, the expansion pack for the critically acclaimed and award-winning strategy set for release on 8 February 2018 for PC. However, much like the course of human history, surviving a Dark Age means it becomes more likely that a Golden Age is around the corner. These Ages will last through entire Eras, and will support or hurt Loyalty in the player's cities.

The aim behind these new Ages is to add an additional element of challenge and variety to the series. If you escape from a Dark Age is especially successful, you will enter a Heroic Age, a stronger version of a Golden Age. Low loyalty can turn into a free city. This will allow you to recruit your own personnel and control them as you see fit.

Expansions are usually big things for Civilization games. 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". Also included in the game are eight new civilizations and nine new leaders. But as the Alliance develops, powerful and unique effects come into play. Rise and Fall, however, promises to bring the most significant changes yet. Level 3 is all of the above, plus bonus Science when researching the same Technology, or a Technology your ally had already researched.

When triggered, the game determines which other players can join in an Emergency against the target and each player can choose to join or pass. Joining can give permanent benefits, but only if the players are able to complete an Emergency-specific objective against the target in time, otherwise the target gets a benefit instead.

TIMELINE: Review your civilization's history at any time with the new Timeline feature, a visual journey through the Historic Moments that you encountered on your path to victory.

Players will also want to monitor their neighbors and whether they're in the midst of a Golden or Dark Age, adjusting any strategy accordingly.

And who better to achieve these new Historic Moments with than some new Civilizations and Leaders?

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