Big news, Civ fans! 2K and Firaxis Games have announced a slew of details regarding the upcoming Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, including its release date: October 24th, 2014.

The companies also announced that gamers who preorder the title will receive the Exoplanets Map Pack, featuring the following original maps:

  • Kepler 186f: This lush forest planet is one of the oldest known Earth-like planets
  • Rigil Khantoris Bb: Orbiting the closest star to our solar system, the historical records of this arid continental planet’s settlement are well-preserved
  • Tau Ceti d: This planet of seas and archipelagos features a booming biodiversity and a wealth of resources
  • Mu Arae f: Tidally locked in orbit around a weak star, the southern hemisphere of this planet is a blistering desert where the sun never sets, while the northern hemisphere is perpetually in frozen darkness
  • 82 Eridani e: An alien world of scarce water and wracked by tectonic forces
  • Eta Vulpeculae b: A mysterious new discovery with unknown terrain.

To accompany the announcement, 2K and Firaxes released a gameplay walkthrough video for Beyond Earth, complete with developer commentary. Check out the video below and voice your thoughts in the comments! 

Civilization Beyond Earth E3 Walkthrough08:07

Civilization Beyond Earth E3 Walkthrough

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