Earlier this week Sega began teasing a new AAA game announcement slated for reveal during this year’s Gamescom event. Right on cue, Sega and developer Amplitude Studios announced the upcoming turn-based strategy PC game, Humankind, along with an announcement trailer with some revealing gameplay footage.
Check out the new trailer from the announcement below:
The game’s story itself is an interesting concept that requires the player to rewrite the history and culture of humankind. Those familiar with the strategic requirement behind creating your own civilization found in other strategy titles should feel right at home with what Humankind will bring to the table in terms of gameplay.
However, Humankind won’t simply be a copy of other strategy titles and is sure to invoke some interest with the idea of creating your own unique civilization as you experience the different eras throughout world history.
Check out the key features for Humankind below:
- One million civilizations– Create your own unique civilization by combining 60 different historical cultures from across the heritage of humanity. Begin as Ancient Egypt, then evolve into the Romans, the Khmers, or perhaps the Vikings—the choice is up to you. Each culture brings its own special gameplay layer, leading to near-endless outcomes.
- More than history, it’s your story – Face real historical events and figures, make great scientific discoveries, and visit the wonders of the world. Shape your people’s beliefs and confront other players. Every decision you make adds a flourish to your story.
- In the eyes of posterity– The journey matters more than destination. Fame is a new and unifying victory condition. Every great deed you accomplish, every moral choice you make, every battle won will build your fame and leave a lasting impact on the world. The player with the most fame will win the game.
- A tactical world – Show off your tactical skills by mastering terrain elevation, city-building, full tactical battles and warfare. Choose the high ground for your city, and it will be harder to siege. Deploy your archers in the woods to avoid stampeding horsemen. Call upon your allies to help you in times of need and transform an epic battle into a full-scale multiplayer world war!
Humankind is currently only set for a release on PC. While there’s no officially release date confirmed, it is expected to launch sometime in 2020.