If you're a Civilization fan and you've been considering Beyond Earth as your next purchase in the series, you might want to take some time to watch the gameplay-based overview trailer just released by Firaxis and 2K Games.

Over the course of more than nine minutes, the developer of Civilization: Beyond Earth hits all sorts of moments in gameplay for the upcoming turn-based strategy game. You'll learn about how things are set up, planetfall, exploration, affinities, the tech tree, gameplay advancement and, finally, victory.

As has become more than standard with the Civilization games, Beyond Earth looks deep, complex and challenging. If it's as good as Civilization V, I think fans of this franchise and the realm of science fiction have something to be very excited about.

Civilization: Beyond Earth will launch for the PC platform on Oct. 24, 2014. We'll have more on the game as it comes.

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