2K and Firaxis Games have revealed plans for the Sid Meier’s Civilization VI New Frontier Pass, which will introduce new content for the strategy game.
Those that purchase this season pass (£32.99) will receive eight new civilizations, nine new leaders, six new game modes and more in six downloadable content packs that will be delivered on a bi-monthly basis from Thursday 21st May through to March 2021.
Each pack will also be available to be purchased individually, with Maya & Gran Colombia Pack to release this week – adding leaders from each respective civilization, a new Apocalypse game mode, new City-States, Resources and Natural Wonders.
“It’s been four years since we first announced Civilization VI, and the support from fans and players has been overwhelming,” explains Ed Beach, franchise lead designer at Firaxis Games. “After two giant expansions in Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm, four years’ worth of balance updates and more, Civilization VI has grown into the flagship title for the series.”
Firaxis Games lead game designer Anton Strenger adds: “We’re very excited to be adding even more content to Civilization VI, ensuring long time players and franchise newcomers have something fresh to look forward to in the months to come.
“By delivering new content on a regularly scheduled basis, we’ll have more opportunities than ever with the New Frontier Pass to connect with our community as we actively develop and deliver content.”
Those that purchase the New Frontier Pass will receive exclusive bonuses in the Teddy Roosevelt and Catherine De Medici Persona Packs this July. These introduce “a brand-new take on a favourite leader, with a new leader model and background, new gameplay bonuses and an updated agenda that reflects the changes to the leader’s personality.”
Rough Rider Teddy “excels at keeping the peace on his home continent” while Magnificence Catherine “can use Luxuries to overwhelm the world with Culture and Tourism.”
There will also be free updates for all players that will be released between these downloadable content packs, adding new maps, scenarios, balance updates and more.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is now available at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.