Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide

Developer Firaxis Games released their sci-fi strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth in November 2014 for the Mac, and today Aspyr Media revealed they will be publishing the first expansion pack for the game, Rising Tide, later this fall. Here's a look at what's being added to the game, which centers on humanity colonizing an alien world:

  • 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.

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide will be priced at $29.99 when it is released. In the meantime, the original game is currently on sale for 60% off in the Mac App Store for $19.99.

Source: Aspyr Media

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