Civilization VI: Rise and Fall – First Look: Cree

2K and Firaxis presented a new video for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall dedicated to the Cree and their leader Poundmaker. The team has also put forth a large blog post that dives into the story behind this faction.

Poundmaker was a highly skilled bison caller – a man who drew bison into pounds – and greatly respected among his people. He was also recognized as an outstanding orator and went on to become a great leader.

His commitment to a lasting, just peace between the Cree and the government was born of foresight and dignity. During his life he had served as a personal agent of peace to end war between First Nations. His legacy is now honored among both the Cree and Canadians today.

The Cree’s unique ability is “Nihithaw” – they receive their first Trade Route when they research Pottery. The first time a Trader moves into an unclaimed tile within 3 tiles of a Cree city, that tile is claimed.

The Cree’s unique improvement is the Mekewap. This provides Housing and Production, as well as Gold when adjacent to a Luxury Resource, and Food when adjacent to Bonus Resources.

Their unique unit is the Okihtcitaw, which is a reconnaissance unit that replaces the Scout, but receives a free promotion and has additional Combat Strength.

From the video description:

The Civilization VI: Rise and Fall expansion brings new choices, strategies, and challenges for players as they guide a civilization through the ages. The expansion introduces new Great Ages, Loyalty, and Governors systems, expands existing Diplomacy and Government systems, and adds eight new civilizations, nine new leaders, a variety of new units, districts, wonders, buildings, and more. Can you lead your people into a Golden Age of prosperity? Or will your empire face the challenges of a Dark Age

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