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Amplitude Studios' historical 4X strategy Humankind gets its first gameplay trailer

Customisable avatars! Combat! Mammoths!

Amplitude Studios, the developer behind the likes of Endless Space and Endless Legend, has unveiled the first gameplay trailer for its upcoming historical strategy game Humankind.

Humankind, which builds its turn-based strategy around the classic 4X template, sees players attempting to guide their civilisation from the Neolithic era to the modern age, with over 60 different historical cultures - including the likes of the Ancient Egyptians, the Romans, the Khmers, and the Vikings - represented, all with unique abilities.

The twist, however, is that it's possible to combine cultures encountered during play in order to build your own unique civilisation as time ticks on. There are also real historical events to experience, scientific discoveries to make, and plenty of tactical skirmishes both on land and sea - with combat getting an airing in the new trailer below.

There's also a look at Humankind's avatar system, enabling players to fashion their own fearless leader who'll evolve visually depending on the choices made throughout the game.

Humankind is currently set to release some time next year.

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