2K has unveiled the next entry in the Civilization series. The announcement trailer they have released is narrated by Sean Bean, which might hint that the actor might be handling the in-game narration as well, much like Leonard Nimoy in Civilization IV. The trailer hits pivotal moments and achievements from ancient and recent history. It covers architectural feats like the Great Sphinx of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, and the Eiffel Tower; pinnacles of artistic achievement like da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," van Gogh's "Starry Night," and a slightly censored version of Eugene Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People;" and meaningful moments from history like the dawn of human flight, space exploration, and storming the beaches at Normandy. No gameplay was shown, but if you're a fan of Civilization, this trailer comes with a release date - enough to get any Civ fan excited.
Civilization VI releases on October 21 for PC.