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Civilization: Beyond Earth's latest trailer shows a colony at its height

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Firaxis released its latest trailer for Civilization: Beyond Earth after its panel at PAX Prime this weekend. Over six minutes of gameplay, it shows how a colony functions once it has reached full strength, about 100 years into the game's timeline.

That includes features like the "Purity Affinity," which basically means the human colony terraforms the environment to accomodate it, rather than adapting human biology to the environment through cybernetics, gene modification or other transfusions. There's also a demonstration of combat (against a freakin' Kraken), diplomacy, and the game's orbital layer.

Civilization: Beyond Earth will launch on Oct. 24 for Linux, Mac OS and Windows PC. For more on the game, see this preview from this week.