Firaxis announced via its official YouTube channel last week the new leader for the England empire in the upcoming Sid Meier’s Civilization 6.
The next iteration of the turn-based strategy game will feature Queen Victoria as the leader of the English civilization. The developer of the game said the reason she was chosen was that during her reign, the British empire had “reached its widest expanse.”
“She remains as one of the most popular and iconic rulers of England to this day,” they added.
In addition to the leader, Firaxis also unveiled the British civ’s unique units, unique ability and ‘unique tile improvement.’
For the ability, players that will choose England have access to the British Museum with more slots for archaeological finds, and the building gives off more archaeologists that will look for culture items for the Cultural Victory.
For the unique units, players can create a Sea Dog, a special naval unit that “can fully weaker” other naval units and capture enemy ships of rival civs, and the Red Coat that will likely replace the regular musket-man or rifleman (found in Civilization 5). The new gun unit only for the Queen Victoria civ has the ability to fight other units better when away from the continent where London is located. It can also disembark (move from a sea to a tile unit) without a movement point.
And finally, for the unique district, a feature exclusive to the Civilization 6, England players can build the Royal Navy Dockyard; the district provides bonus movements for naval units built in it, bonus gold for other dockyards in other continents, and points for the Great Admiral unit.
Based on its uniques, England in Civ 6 is for players looking for a flexibility between Cultural or Domination Victory.
In Civilization 5, the leader of the English empire is Queen Elizabeth Gloriana. Its unique abilities are bonus 2 movement points for naval units and an extra spy; and the civ’s unique unit is Longbowman with extra tile reach when hitting enemy units.