2K and Firaxis Games today revealed that Kupe will lead the Maori in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm, the second expansion pack for the critically acclaimed and award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, which will be available for Windows PC on February 14, 2019.
According to Maori legend, Kupe was a navigator who set sail from his home of Hawaiki sometime in the 10th century and discovered the then-unknown land of New Zealand. Upon returning home, he convinced others to migrate with him to this new land.
The legendary tales of Kupe’s discovery of New Zealand inspire his unique leader ability, “Kupe’s Voyage.” The Maori civilization actually begins the game at sea, and receive Science and Culture each turn prior to settling its first city. Once settled, the Maori receive a free Builder and extra population in the capital, and the palace receives additional Housing and Amenities.