This game was released on October 21, 2016 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is an upcoming installment in Firaxis’ highly popular turn-based strategy game series. It uses the same hexagonal grid as its predecessor and brings back many mechanics introduced in Civ 5’s two expansions such as religion, trade routes, archaeology, and tourism.
The numerous changes brought by Civ 6 include multiple-tile cities with districts in which improvements are built, the ability to group certain units together (such as a warrior with a settler), active technology research that rewards exploration, and more. Some of these improvements should make the game less tedious: for example, workers are replaced by builders, which create improvements instantly, but have a limited number of charges and disband upon finishing their tasks.
All Civilization VI pre-orders get early access to the Aztec civ as a timed exclusive. After 90 days (that is, in January 2017), this civilization will become available to all players free of charge. Much like in Civ 5, the Aztecs are lead by Montezuma I. Their unique unit is the Eagle Warrior, which can turn defeated enemies into builder units. Their unique building is the Tlachtli, and their wonder is the Huey Teocalli.
As an additional bonus, those who pre-purchase the game through Steam can save 40% on the Steam Controller.
Digital Deluxe Edition
The digital-only Deluxe Edition of Civilization 6 is priced at $79.99 and comes with the 25th Anniversary Digital Soundtrack as well as four post-launch DLC packs which include new maps, scenarios, civilizations, and leaders for a bundled discount.
25th Anniversary Edition
This limited-quantity $89.99 edition comes with the full game, a 100-page hardcover artbook titled “Civilization Through the Years”, and an exclusive 25th Anniversary commemorative coin set within a display case. All content from the aforementioned Digital Deluxe Edition is also included.
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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is scheduled to be released on October 21, 2016.