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Humankind Releases April 22, Lucy OpenDev Event Starts December 15

Humankind

Sega and Amplitude Studios have announced the release date of their historic 4X strategy game Humankind, as well as details of the next OpenDev event.

Humankind launches April 22nd on Windows PC, Mac (both via the Epic Games Store, and Steam), and Google Stadia.

OpenDev is a beta event that Amplitude Studios periodically holds to get player feedback for Humankind, to fine tune it before release. The next OpenDev event, dubbed Lucy, will be the biggest one yet, and will feature a scenario containing four eras and seven AI opponents. Participants will get to play through 100 turns, with over 40 different cultures to choose from.

You can read more about the OpenDev beta here, and find the Lucy trailer.

The Lucy OpenDev event will run from December 15th through the 28th, and will be open to anyone who pre-orders the game during this period.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

HUMANKIND™ is a historical strategy game, where you’ll be re-writing the entire narrative of human history and combining cultures to create a civilization that’s as unique as you are.

CREATE YOUR CIVILIZATION

Combine up to 60 historical cultures as you lead your people from the Ancient to the Modern Age. From humble origins as a Neolithic tribe, transition to the Ancient Era as the Babylonians, become the Classical era Mayans, the Medieval Umayyads, the Early Modern era British, and so on. Each culture will add its own special gameplay layer, leading to near-endless outcomes.

MORE THAN HISTORY, IT’S YOUR STORY

Face historical events, take impactful moral decisions, and make scientific breakthroughs. Discover the natural wonders of the world or build the most remarkable creations of humankind. Each game element is historically authentic. Combine them to build your own vision of the world.

LEAVE YOUR MARK ON THE WORLD

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. Will you be the one to leave the deepest mark on the world?

MASTER TACTICAL BATTLES ON LAND, SEA & AIR

Each battle in HUMANKIND™ plays out like a mini turn-based board game on top of the actual world map. Unstack your armies and command each of your units, including the emblematic units of your culture and their special abilities. Construct siege weapons to besiege and occupy cities. Fight in large battles spanning multiple turns, and don’t hesitate to bring in reinforcements!

CUSTOMIZE YOUR LEADER

In HUMANKIND™, you’ll be playing the leader of your society as an avatar that you create and customize! Your avatar will evolve visually over the course of the game as your civilization develops. You’ll also be able to level up your leader via a meta-progression system to unlock custom looks that you can showoff to strangers and friends alike in multiplayer matches up to 8 players.

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