Civilization: Beyond Earth getting Rising Tide expansion
New expansion pack introduces aquatic gameplay, an overhauled diplomacy system, hybrid Affinities and more
2K and Firaxis Games today announced Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide, the first expansion pack for 2014’s turn-based strategy title.
Rising Tide will expand Beyond Earth to new frontiers on the planet’s surface and across its seas, adding more choices and diplomatic options. New aquatic gameplay will explore the oceans for colonization by dramatically extending the play space, while an overhauled diplomacy system will provide players with additional layers of dynamic choices.
Players can create floating settlements and access natural resources hidden beneath the seas of the alien planet, while alien beasts with unique abilities inhabit the water. Play as one of four new factions, including the Al Falah, a group of nomad explorers descended from wealthy and resilient Middle Eastern states.
By investing in multiple Affinities users can unlock hybrid Affinity units and upgrades for the first time. Collect and combine alien relics via a new Artifact System that unlocks powerful benefits.
Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide will be available for Windows PC in fall 2015 for $29.99.