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The Dutch Are Coming To Civilization VI

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Another of my favourite Civ V factions will be returning to Civ VI next year, with the Dutch accidentally revealed a little early on local TV.

Correction - 6:20am, Dec. 12: The reveal wasn’t accidental, it was done “with permission and agreement from 2K”.


The Dutch program RTL Boulevard had footage of the new Civ over the weekend (ahead of 2K’s usual announcement channels), showing that they’ll be led by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, the country’s longest-serving monarch (1890-1948).


Their unique improvement will be the very-Dutch Polders, while they’ll also be commemorating Radio Oranje, the WW2 radio service broadcasting out of London into the occupied Netherlands, on which Wilhelmina was a frequent speaker.

Wilhelmina and the Dutch are one of the new factions being included in Rise & Fall, Civ VI’s upcoming major expansion.