The fifth annual Game Awards is officially underway and the announcements are just beginning. Tucked into the show was a brand-new trailer for Amplitude Studios and Sega’s upcoming turn-based strategy game, Humankind.
The latest trailer, below, is only the second one following Humankind’s announcement during Gamescom in August 2019. It provides insight into the 4X (Explore, Expand, Exploit, and Exterminate) turn-based strategy game, including some new features like the addition of an avatar creator. The trailer also showcases the game’s land and naval battle systems.
But the headlining feature of the new trailer is the inclusion of an avatar creator, which is a “persistent” part of the Humankind experience. According to a press release, your created avatar will “evolve visually over the course of the game according to the way you play, the achievements you earn, and the way you develop your cultures and civilizations.” You can unlock custom looks for your avatar by leveling them up through a “meta-progression system” and take them online to compete against your friends and enemies in multiplayer matches.
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