Posted Mon May 18, 2015 at 06:08 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
The oceans will open up all-new avenues of play.
Coming this fall, 2K Games and Firaxis have announced that 'Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth' will be getting a paid expansion pack entitled 'Rising Tide.' (Check out the review of the original game here.)
As announced, 'Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide' will let players:
Building floating settlements and accessing natural resources hidden beneath the seas of the alien planet, while alien beasts with unique abilities inhabit the water and challenge players in distinctive ways;
Shaping the diplomatic landscape by upgrading traits, changing diplomatic relationships, and leveraging the benefits of your allies, all with political capital;
Unlocking a dynamic set of Diplomatic Traits while activating different combinations in response to the changing world;
Playing as one of four new factions, including the Al Falah, a group of nomad explorers descended from wealthy and resilient Middle Eastern states;
Investing in multiple Affinities to unlock hybrid Affinity units and upgrades for the first time;
Collecting and combining alien relics via a new Artifact System that unlocks powerful benefits;
Exploring one of two new biomes, Primordial world, an untamed biome rife with volcanic activity and indicative of a chaotic landscape still forming in the new world.
And that's not all as more will be revealed at E3.
'Rising Tide' is set for a fall release on PC at a price of $29.99, with Aspyr again in charge of Mac and Linux versions, which are also expected this fall.
Source: 2K Games
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