Firaxis announces Civilization VI: Rise and Fall expansion

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More Sean Bean narration!

Early next year, Civilization VI is going to get bigger. Announced just today (with a CGI trailer), Firaxis is going to expand its premiere strategy series with Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. Launching February 8, 2018, this new expansion will focus on “Great Ages” and introduce a new concept where your empire can go through a dark period. A new city based loyalty system also means your cities are at a constant threat from your misdirection, so you can’t rest on your laurels and expect to win.

“Rise triumphantly from a Dark Age and your next Golden Age will be even stronger – a Heroic Age,” says 2K Games. “With the new Great Ages system in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, players can experience the ebb and flow of building empires amidst the challenges of history, either to lasting greatness or the dust of antiquity.”

In my review, I found Civilization VI to be one of the most feature complete launches in the series’ history. I honestly couldn’t picture what an expansion would even add, but Rise and Fall seems to be going in the right direction. Hopefully it fixes some of the lingering AI issues that the core game still has.