2K and Firaxis games have revealed that Hojo Tokimune will be the leader for the Japanese in the next installment of the Civilization franchise, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI which is due for release on the 21st October.
Hojo Tokimune may be unknown to many of you (as he was to me) but he was born in 1251 and was leader of the Japanese forces at the time of the Mongol invasion. Not only is he famed in Japan for leading the Japanese to victory twice against the invading Mongol Empire but he was also responsible for spreading Zen Buddhism throughout Japan and promoting the Bushido way of life.
In Civilization VI, the Japanese have access to one unique military unit and a unique building. These are:
Unique Unit: The Samurai
The Samurai (also known as Bushi class) are an ancient Japanese troop, trained in ‘the way of the warrior’ or Bushido. These warriors were very similar to European Knights in that they adhered to a strict moral code of loyalty and honour.
Unique Building: Electronics Factory
With the popularity of consumer electronics in the post war years of the 20th century increasing, Japan quickly became home to the largest electronics industry in the world with Sony opening their factory in 1946.