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Civilization: Beyond Earth release date, gameplay footage

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Civilization: Beyond Earth, Firaxis’ homage to its previous turn-based space odyssey Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, will be releasing on the 24th of October of this year. Pre-orders are currently available, which will garner you the pre-order exclusive Exoplanet map pack, supposedly “based on real exoplanets“.

There’s a bit of cheekiness here in the six listed planets, with some being referred to by their actual names but taking liberties with the details, (such as Endor Kepler 186f, which is a forest world in Beyond Earth), while Mu Arae F (half ice, half desert — you know, like South African nights and days) is a fictional addition to the family of Mu Arae planets B through E.

More pertinently, Firaxis also released a narrated gameplay walkthrough of Beyond Earth and some background discussion on the lore and factional leaders of the game. Hit the jump for the the videos.

Source: Twitter

  • Cameron Hamman

    So amped for this game :D

    • Rick de Klerk

      Yep, I’m looking forward to it. Style’s a bit reminiscent of pulpy sci-fi, but it’ll be interesting to see what they do with the setting.

      • Cameron Hamman

        I’m looking forward to how they’ve changed it :) 5 was a bit disappointing coz it wasn’t a big jump from 4 for me but this looks all new :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wesley-Fick/184346154999538 Wesley Fick

    Day one buy for me. I won’t regret a thing.

  • http://Geekshizzle.com/ TheFran

    I see the pre-orders are only in certain countries. Looks like it’s for the physical game? Will this be on Steam?

    • Rick de Klerk

      Well, given that Beyond Earth is currently listed on Steam, I imagine so. You just can’t pre-order it there yet.

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