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Civilization 6 trailer offers first look at its take on France

Catherine de Medici is your leader if you choose to play as France in Civilization 6, and as a new trailer reveals, her specialities are related to espionage and mid-game wonders. France is also the only nation able to build châteaus, which is fair enough considering I had to google how to spell the word just now.

Châteaus take the form of tile improvements, and you'll have to build them next to rivers, OR ELSE. (Or else the game won't let you, basically.) They'll generate culture, with bonuses depending on how near wonders they are.

Firaxis and 2K have previously shown off Civ6's Chinese and Aztec civilizations, the latter available three months in advance if you pre-order.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.