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Individual Units Getting Cultural Flare In Civ VI


The uniqueness of the nations in Civilization are paramount to the gameplay. However, outside of certain visuals, the units themselves are not as unique. Even the specialized units in the game can come across as basic. For Civ VI, this aims to change in a big way:

“We still have our unique units. Like, you see the Samurai, which are still unique the Japanese. But even the base units, like the Pikemen, all have a cultural flare to them.” said Art Director Brian Busatti in an interview with IGN, “You still need to be able to read them as Pikemen – he still needs a long post, and it’s a very iconic shape. But we’ve gone a little further by changing up helmets, maybe the ends of the pike looks slightly different depending on the region the character is from. We’ve also got different skin tones, different ethnicity for the characters.”

Civilization VI comes out October 21st.