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Platform(s): Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Amplitude Studios
Release Date: Aug. 17, 2021

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'Humankind' Celebrates 1st Anniversary With New/Re-activated Gameplay Challenges, Freebies, Sale And More

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2022 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT

Humankind is a historical turn-based strategy where you'll be leading your people from the Neolithic era to the modern age, combining cultures as you progress through the eras to create your own unique civilization.

What if you could rewrite the entire narrative of human history? How would you change the course of Humankind? These are the questions at the center of Humankind.

In Humankind, you'll be combining different cultures as you progress through the eras to create a civilization that's as unique as you are. Your goal is to accumulate as much fame – or infamy -- as possible. The journey matters more than the destination, and no great deed will go unnoticed.

"It’s hard to believe that a year has already gone by since we released Humankind to the world. The reception was amazing and we were so happy to  finally see the game in the hands of the players, but regardless, for us, the launch was only the beginning! The game has come a long way, thanks as always to the feedback from the community that has helped us fine-tune everything from balancing to end conditions to UI. As a small thank you, we’ve set up an anniversary event from August 17th - 22nd."

Here’s what we’ve got cooking:

  • Get Humankind 33% off – Plus DLC up to 20% off!
  • 6 free avatar hats -- to customize your in-game avatar and persona. Automatically available when the game is launched.
  • New in-game challenge scenario: 100 Years War – Play as the Franks and fight swiftly to outsmart your opponent for a chance at first place on the leaderboard!
  • All previous challenges reactivated – Did you miss out on time limited rewards from the Lunar New Year challenge, or maybe Dia de Los Muertos? Well, now is your chance to grab them!
  • Special anniversary stream – We’re going the extra mile! Join us on Twitch from Aug 17th at 15:00 BST and August 18th 9:00 BST for special guests, a multiplayer game, trivia and more.
  • A few more surprises – Ever noticed that the city centers in game look a bit like Birthday cakes? Well yeah, us too 😉

Here's what you can expect the day you launch your first game of Humankind:

  • One million civilizations– Create your own unique civilization by combining 60 different historical cultures from across the heritage of humanity. Begin as Ancient Egypt, then evolve into the Romans, the Khmers, or perhaps the Vikings—the choice is up to you. Each culture brings its own special gameplay layer, leading to near-endless outcomes.
  • More than history, it's your story - Face real historical events and figures, make great scientific discoveries, and visit the wonders of the world. Shape your people's beliefs and confront other players. Every decision you make adds a flourish to your story.
  • In the eyes of posterity– The journey matters more than destination. Fame is a new and unifying victory condition. Every great deed you accomplish, every moral choice you make, every battle won will build your fame and leave a lasting impact on the world. The player with the most fame will win the game.
  • A tactical world – Show off your tactical skills by mastering terrain elevation, city-building, full tactical battles and warfare. Choose the high ground for your city, and it will be harder to siege. Deploy your archers in the woods to avoid stampeding horsemen. Call upon your allies to help you in times of need and transform an epic battle into a full-scale multiplayer world war!

Currently available on PC (Steam, Epic Games Store) and Google Stadia, Humankind is coming to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4 and PS5 on November 4, 2022.

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