Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Expansion Adds Hungary, Led by Matthias Corvinus

Hungary, led by Matthias Corvinus, is the first of eight new Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm civilizations to be unveiled.

By Tomas Franzese

November 27, 2018

Following the recent reveal of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm, Firaxis and 2K are finally beginning to show the brand new leaders and civilizations introduced in the expansion. Eight new civilizations will come with Gathering Storm, and today we learned that one of them is Hungary, led by Matthias Corvinus.

For those of you who might not have ever heard of Matthias Corvinus, he was King of Hungary from 1458 until 1490. Taxes were high during his reign, but he has been immortalized as Matthias the Just on Hungarian folklore. His unique ability is called The Raven King, and lets levied units gain additional combat and movement strength, level up without the need for gold and resources, and awards two additional envoys if the levied soldier is from a City-State.

Meanwhile, Hungary’s unique ability is called Pearl of the Danube, which makes districts and buildings constructed across a river from the city center get built faster. This is an interesting ability because it encourages players to build around rivers, even with the increased likelihood of flooding in Gathering Storm. Hungary’s unique building is the Thermal Bath, something Hungary is known for in real life. This building grants more amenities and production to nearby city centers and replaces the zoo.

When it comes to new units, Hungary has the Huszár and the Black Army. The Huszár is a light cavalry unit that can be built during the Industrial era and is bolstered with every additional alliance the player has. As for the Black Army, they can be constructed when The Raven King is active after Castle technology has been researched and will become stronger when place next to levied units. According to the developers, Hungary is a good civilization to use when one wants to focus on expansion and military conquest.

You can check out the video introducing Hungary and Matthias Corvinus below. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is currently available on PC, iOS, and Nintendo Switch, with the Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm expansion currently only slated for a PC release on February 14, 2019.

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Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese is a News Editor at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.

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