Have you ever wanted actor Sean Bean to talk you through an in-depth gameplay trailer for a videogame about building a civilization from the ground up?
If so, you’re a bit weird. Still, today is definitely your lucky day, as publisher 2K and developer Firaxis Games just released a cheeky E3 demo for Civilization 6, narrated by none other than the man of many deaths – Sean Bean.
What’s fantastic about the demo is that Sean Bean (I think by law you have to use his full name every time) talks us through the trailer as if it’s an actual historical documentary.
I mean, it’s not often that a documentary will show a civilization expand from one tiny village to a bustling industrial empire at war in the space of 12 minutes, but when Sean Bean narrates your life, anything can happen.
The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones actor also narrated the initial announcement trailer, which you can see just below.
If one thing is clear from the trailer (which you can find at the bottom of the article) it’s that Civilization 6 offers more to do than any other Civilization game before.
In fact, pretty much every system from the Civ 5 DLC will be present in the Civ 6 base game, meaning trade routes, religious systems, archaeology and more will all be waiting for you.
Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K said:
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the silver anniversary of our longest-running franchise than launching the eagerly anticipated Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, which will provide the most detailed, beautiful and complete experience ever featured in a Civilization game.
Civilization 6 launches for PC on October 21. It’s not yet confirmed if Sean Bean himself will come bundled as an exclusive pre-order bonus.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.