Strategy game Humankind from developer Amplitude Studios and publisher Sega announced that a new DLC called ‘Cultures of Oceania’ is set to launch on September 11. The new DLC is now available for Pre-orders on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Picking up this DLC will provide a variety of new content to spice up Humankind’s overall campaign structure.
Here’s what ‘Cultures of Oceania’ will deliver when it becomes available.
6 New Cultures
Era 1 – Pama-Nyungan (Aesthete) – Pama-Nyungan languages were spoken by groups who spread across most of Australia’s territory from the mid-Holocene era onward. Pama-Nyungan speakers brought not only their languages and social organization, but also new cultural and artistic practices as they set down roots.
Era 2 – Polynesians (Expansionist) – During the first millennium BCE’s final centuries, the triangle formed by the islands of Tonga, Samoa, and Uvea was the birthplace of Polynesian culture. In this vast expanse of ocean, the Polynesians developed innovative navigation techniques—with which they set out to conquer the Pacific.
Era 3 – Rapa Nui (Builder) – The Rapa Nui colonized Easter Island around the 1100s. On this isolated territory, they managed to overcome difficult conditions to survive, make use of the land’s mineral resources, and cover their ground with monumental statues and ceremonial structures.
Era 4 – Māori (Militarist) – Māori populations mainly settled on Te Ika-a-Māui, the North Island. Here, they built a thriving and complex society, structured into clans and extended families, whose bonds of solidarity were maintained through conflicts and wars.
Era 5 – Hawaiians (Agrarian) – Starting in the late 1700s, Hawaiian society entered a period of deep changes. Political unification and increased contact with foreign cultures transformed their highly stratified systems, even as Hawaiians continued to steward the bounty of both land and sea.
Era 6 – New Zealanders (Scientist) – In the 1940s and 1950s, New Zealand accelerated its movement away from the British imperial framework. Over the following decades, its leaders widened the social model inherited from the Seddon and Savage governments, while also investing in technologies to ensure the country’s energy independence.
6 New Wonders
Bungle Bungle Range
The Royal Palace of Papeʻete
Mauna Kea Observatory
The DLC will also add seven independent peoples, 15 new narrative events, plus new in-game themed music tracks composed by Arnaud Roy.
Major update and the Bonny Patch
Humankind will also be patched with a major free update called the “Bonny Patch” the same day the ‘Cultures of Oceania’ DLC goes live on September 11, as this update will focus on improving naval gameplay, trade, and resource management. For an added bonus, Amplitude Studios will be adding in a free culture called ‘The Caribbean Pirates’ for all owners of the game.
Humankind has been available since 2020 through PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC.