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Civilization: Beyond Earth Launch Trailer Introduces "The Chosen"

Posted by Cliff Bakehorn on Thursday, October 16th

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The latest installment in Sid Meier's popular PC simulation franchise - Civilization: Beyond Earth - will see the hit series shift to a sci-fi perspective, as humanity leaves Earth to begin life on another planet. Check out the launch trailer after the break.

Needless to say, the theme of humanity's expansion into space - exploring new frontiers, continuing our civilization anew on a brand-new planet - is a fascinating and particularly relevant concept.

Civilization: Beyond Earth serves as the first major sci-fi release in the series, and seems to convey a very harrowing tone in this brand-new trailer, called "The Chosen":

As always, Beyond Earth is played from the perspective as an omnipotent 'creator' - almost as if you were a divine god yourself, able to create and dictate the actions of your growing civilization with the ease of clicking a button.

The trailer above almost seems to put the viewer into the perspective of the "little guy" within his or her own created civilization; it will be interesting to see how this approach is played out in the full game.

Firaxis Games' Civilization: Beyond Earth will be released October 24, 2014 on PC. Players that pre-order the game can receive a bonus "Exoplanet Map Pack."

Posted by Cliff Bakehorn on Thursday, October 16th

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