The release of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, the first large expansion pack for the popular strategy game, is just under a month away. Recently, Firaxis and 2K have been building up anticipation for the launch by introducing new Civilizations and leaders that are included in the expansion, and today, they unveiled one more. Georgia has been revealed as the next Civilization to be included in Rise and Fall and will be led by Tamar, one of Georgia’s more notable rulers.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Tamar, she was born a princess of Georgia, and rose to power and became ruler of Georgia despite some opposition. During her time in charge, she expanded the domain that Georgia had, while also being quite religious and encouraging the arts.
The unique ability of Georgia is called “Strength in Unity” and allows players to which gives players additional bonuses when entering a Golden Age. Meanwhile, Tamar’s unique ability, “Glory of the World, Kingdom, and Faith”, gives Georgia additional faith at the start of a Protectorate War and more envoys to send to city-states that share the same religion.
When it comes to unique units, Georgia has the Khevsureti, a melee unit that sees combat bonuses on hilly terrain while ignoring its movement penalties. As for the unique building/improvement, there is the Tsikhe, which replaces the Renaissance Walls, having a lower production cost and providing faith.
You can check out the First Look video for Tamar and Georgia below. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is currently available for PC and iPad, with the Rise and Fall expansion poised to launch on February 8.