Civilization VI – Pedro II and Brazil

Posted on 03 Aug 2016 by
Sawyer Scherbenske

Pedro II, the same Pedro from Civ V’s Brave New World expansion, is coming back in Civ VI to show us all why he was called “The Magnanimous” back in his day. He’s not just magnanimous in name though, his trait is also called “magnanimous,” and it allows him to get back some great person points immediately after recruiting or patronizing a great person. On top of his trait, he can also build the unique carnival district which replaces the generic entertainment district and generates amenities as well as great person points. Militarily, they get the Minas Gerais, which is a ship that unlocks after nationalism is researched and has improved defense and damage. Lastly, Brazil gets special bonuses for building districts around rainforest tiles, making players choose whether they should raise their rainforests for development or leave them be for bonuses later on.

Brazil is an extremely flexible civilization that can effortlessly generate great persons whether they be engineers, writers, or generals, making it a great choice against unpredictable opponents. It’s ideal for cautious players who want to adjust as they play.

Pedro II and Brazil bring the total confirmed civ count up to eight, with Queen Victoria for England, Catherine de’ Medici for France, Montezuma II for the Aztecs, Qin Shi Huang for China, Teddy Roosevelt for the USA, Cleopatra for Egypt, and Hojo Tokimune for Japan.

Official Press Release

2K and Firaxis Games today revealed that Pedro II will lead Brazil in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, launching on Oct 21st for Windows PC.

Pedro II, born in 1839, was the second and final ruler of the Empire of Brazil, a 19th-century state comprised of territories encompassing Brazil and Uruguay. Civilization V players will undoubtedly recognize Pedro II, who led Brazil in the game after being introduced in the Brave New World expansion.

Groomed for rule from the age of five after his father abdicated the throne and fled to Europe, Pedro II was known for his strong devotion to his people despite his resentment towards the monarchy that robbed him of so much of his childhood. Despite this adversity and the crumbling state of the Empire his father left him with, Pedro II managed to steer Brazil towards prosperity until he was suddenly usurped in a surprise military coup d’état and exiled to Europe, where he remained until his death in 1889.

Pedro II earned the respect and admiration of some of the greatest scholars at the time, and is forever remembered as a champion of knowledge, culture and science.

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