Gaming is still a young industry. Not too many games can trace their history back several decades. The beloved Civilization strategy games excel at history. This year Firaxis Games celebrates Civ’s 25th anniversary with a limited edition of upcoming installment, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.
“We hope players enjoy the vibrant living world and the new features the team has created in this latest offering,” said Sid Meier, Director at Firaxis Games. “I’m proud of the work they’ve done, and I hope you will enjoy playing Civilization VI as much as they’ve enjoyed making it. Here’s the to the next 25 years!”
The Sid Meier’s Civilization VI 25th Anniversary Edition will include a physical copy of the game, as well as the following bonuses:
- Digital soundtrack
- Four post-launch DLC packs that “will add new maps, scenarios, civs, and leaders”
- Aztecs (pre-order bonus)
- 100-page Hardcover Art Book, “Civilization Through the Years”
- 25th Anniversary Coin Set and Display Case
- Custom packaging
The Anniversary Edition is priced at $89.99. If you’re only interested in the digital goodies, you can buy the Digital Deluxe version for the first two bonuses ($79.99). Anyone who pre-orders Civ VI will also receive the Aztec Civ. The Aztecs will then be released as a free update 90 days after launch. Pricing or content on the DLC packs have not yet been announced.
Civ VI was just announced a few months ago. Every new iteration shakes up the formula in new ways. The basic structure remains rooted in 4x: Explore, Expand, Exploit, and Exterminate. The major change in Civ VI unstacks cities. Now they sprawl out to multiple tiles on the map. Tech research and diplomacy have also been given an overhaul, along with increased multiplayer support.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is rated E for Everyone. It’s coming worldwide on October 21.