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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Lands on Switch on November 16

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Lands on Switch on November 16 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 October 2018 / 3,866 Views

Publisher 2K Games announced the turn-based strategy game, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, will launch on the Nintendo Switch on November 16.

View a trailer of the game below:

Here is an overview of the game:

Originally created by legendary game designer, Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you build an empire to stand the test of time. Explore a new land, research technology, conquer your enemies, and go head-to-head with history’s most renowned leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

And now on Nintendo Switch, the quest to victory in Civilization VI can take place wherever and whenever players want.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI for Nintendo Switch includes the latest game updates and improvements, and four pieces of additional content which adds four new civilizations, leaders, and scenarios:

  • Vikings Scenario Pack
  • Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack
  • Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack
  • Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack

Key features for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI on Nintendo Switch include:

  • Play Your Way: The path to victory is the one you determine. Become the most scientifically advanced civilization, dominate through sheer military power, or become the foremost destination for the cultural arts.
  • The World’s Greatest Leaders: Play as one of 24 different leaders from various countries around the world and throughout history. Build an empire of lucrative trade routes with Cleopatra of Egypt, flex the military might of your legions with Trajan of Rome, or develop a powerhouse of culture with Hojo Tokimune of Japan. Each of the leaders can be played any way you prefer, with unique abilities, units, and infrastructure in their quest for victory.
  • Expansive Empires: See the marvels of your empire spread across the map. Settle in uncharted lands, improve your surroundings, build new districts, and see your cities – and your civilization – prosper.
  • Active Research: Unlock boosts that speed your civilization’s progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures.
  • Dynamic Diplomacy: Interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations.
  • Exciting and Unique Scenarios: Civilization VI for Nintendo Switch includes four playable scenarios, each with a different setting and style of gameplay inspired by history. Be part of the colonization of Australia in “Outback Tycoon,” defend Poland from invaders in “Jadwiga’s Legacy”, choose a Viking leader to plunder Europe in “Vikings, Raiders, and Traders!”, or conquer the known world in the “Conquests of Alexander.”
  • Cooperative and Competitive Multiplayer: Up to four players can cooperate or compete for supremacy via a wireless LAN.

 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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JEMC (on 07 September 2018)

That really came out of the blue. We'll have to wait until we see how a game like this that depends so much on the CPU runs on the Switch.

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LuccaCardoso1 (on 07 September 2018)

That's a game I was NOT expecting on the Switch. Anyways, looks like a good addition to the console's library.

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CaptainExplosion (on 08 September 2018)

Now Ghandi can nuke you on Nintendo Switch. XD

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Bofferbrauer2 CaptainExplosion (on 09 September 2018)

Our Words are backed by nuclear weapons!

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Masked_Muchaco (on 07 September 2018)

This is not the trailer for the Switch port, it's the intro trailer for the PC version.

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HylianSwordsman (on 07 September 2018)

Looks like this was what was going to be in that Direct that got delayed. Would have been a pretty interesting surprise. I hope it runs well. I'd hate to see it end up having turns last a minute plus when they'd last seconds on PC. I wonder what the price will be? I really hope it isn't $60, this thing came out two years ago. Who am I kidding, of course it will. If it has a physical release and runs well, I'll get it used when the used copies come down in price a good bit.

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SuperNova (on 07 September 2018)

Wow. If this runs well I will definitely get it.

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Cerebralbore101 (on 07 September 2018)

This might open the floodgates for PC exclusives coming to Switch. What's next RTS games on Switch?

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Chazore Cerebralbore101 (on 07 September 2018)

Most RTS games these days are rather CPU heavy, so it's not highly likely that this means a ton of PC exclusive RTS games heading to Switch.

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nidavellir Cerebralbore101 (on 07 September 2018)

Seems unlikely, RTS often benefits from K+M controls, Starcraft is unthinkable on Switch imo

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Cerebralbore101 Cerebralbore101 (on 07 September 2018)

@Chazore Eh, if people want to play Civ 6 with turn times of 20 to 30 seconds I won't stop them. Personally, I'm building a PC just so I can have 10 sec turn times. @nidavellir It can work with touchscreen. I admit it isn't the optimal way to play.

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