Alexander the Great will lead the newest civilization being added to Civilization VI, the Greek kingdom of Macedon.
“Alexander’s military campaign stretched from Greece on through Asia and northeast Africa, subsequently overthrowing Persian king Darius III and dispatching the Persian Empire in its entirety – all before his 30th birthday,” the developer explains.
“While undefeated in battle, Alexander met his end during his decade-long campaign. After pushing his war-weary and homesick soldiers into India in 326 BC, they implored him to turn back and he acquiesced, passing away three years later in the city he had planned to make the capital of his empire: Babylon.”
The Macedonians have access to two unique units—the shield-bearing Hypaspists and the horseman replacement, the Hetairoi—and a unique building called Basilikoi Paides.
The Greek kingdom of Macedon will be joined by the Persia when the game’s spring update goes live. As well as adding these new civs, the update also contains a number of balance changes, multiplayer changes, and bug fixes.