Amplitude Studios' Humankind dated for 2020

The enigmatic Humankind is headed to Nintendo Switch next year, so make sure you've got it on your wishlist and plenty of space clear to download it when it lands.


Amplitude Studios' unique sim Humankind had its time in the spotlight during The Game Awards 2019, debuting a new trailer and gameplay feature.

Humankind lets you combine various cultures together to create a unique type of civilization, all the while working to accumulate as much fame as you possibly can – or make your people dislike you. It's up to you, and that's part of what makes the game such an interesting prospect. 

The new trailer shows off players utilizing their own personalized avatar that they can customize. The Avatar will evolve over the course of the game according to how you play, which achievements you earn, and how you develop your cultures and civilizations.

Humankind takes an alternative approach to grand strategy games, letting you focus on your leader's personality and fame rather than your civilization, so much. And since you're not playing as a historical figure, there's a lot more for you to do that helps set the game apart from titles like the Civilization series.

If all this sounds good to you, and you think Humankind might be right up your alley, it's headed for a potential release in 2020. You may want to brush up on your city-building skills in the meantime, and let us know if you're looking forward to giving it a try.

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