Civilization VI: Gathering Storm – First Look: Maori

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm – First Look: Maori


FIRST LOOK: MAORI Kupe leads the Maori in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. According to Maori legend, the navigator Kupe sailed from Hawaiki to the undiscovered land that would become New Zealand, and remains a figure in many Maori myths still shared today. Kupe’s leader ability is called ‘Kupe’s Voyage.” The initial Maori units begin the game in the Ocean, and receive Science and Culture each turn before Settling. When you settle your first city, you receive a free Builder and extra Population. The Palace also receives additional Housing and Amenities. The Maori’s unique building is the Marae. This replaces the Amphitheater in the Theater Square. It provides Culture and Faith to all tiles in the city with a passable feature, such as floodplains, and Tourism after researching Flight. The Maori’s unique unit is the Toa. This Classical era melee unit can construct a Pa improvement on hills, which provides a defensive bonus and heals units if they end their turn on its tile. Toa also have the Haka War Dance ability, which weakens adjacent enemy units. The Maori’s unique ability is “Mana.” They start with Sailing and Shipbuilding, and Embarked units receive additional Strength and Movement. Woods and Rainforests provide additional Production, and Fishing Boats additional Food. Fishing Boats also acquire surrounding available tiles when completed. As the Maori, the world is your oyster, and you will thrive with its blessings. Use your first turns to scout for a prime coastal location for your Capital city with plenty of Woods, Rainforests, and Ocean resources. A series of Pa fortresses will be your key to a strong defense, allowing you to embark on the victory campaign of your choosing without fear of conquest from another civilization. Will your empire flourish with the gifts of the land and sea? How will you lead the Maori in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm?

100 thoughts on “Civilization VI: Gathering Storm – First Look: Maori

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    Will you play as the Maori in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm? What excites you most about this civ?

  2. As an Australian, I'll feel more akin to this Civ than to the rubbish, curtained version of history we get.
    No Koori listed in the leaks…. *sigh*.

  3. Kei te harikoa au i titiro ana i toku taangata! Pai ana te kemu nei, i kohiti te taangata Maori! So awesome to see my people represented in the gaming space! Will definitely be looking at grabbing this game! 🙂

  4. As a Pacific Islander (Chamorro, specifically), it feels great to finally have some sort of Pacific representation in anything.
    …and yes, I know Kamehameha was in Civ V.

  5. Ka mate ka mate ka ora ka ora ka mate ka mate ka ora ka ora tenei te tangata puhuruhuru nana e tiki me fhaka fiti te ra! Houpane koupane! Houpane koupane fiti te ra! Hei! (I know I just butchered that spelling but still)

  6. these guys look right up my alley. im way into navy fights and harbor towns (they look way cooler okay!) ive never found the perfect civ for me, but I just might have found it. day one buy for me

  7. I haven’t played much civ VI, but I remember that Norway would only shine if there were lots of coastal cities to raid. Will the Maori be prime targets for Norwegian berserker? Or will they just be in another level entirely and Norway won’t be able to keep up?

    What are your thoughts?

  8. Not only do I love seeing my small culture getting attention but the songs in the background make me happy to keep supporting the company.
    JUST ONE MORE TURN!!!!!

  9. 0:57 Maori War Theme

    Ka mate, ka mate! ka ora! ka ora!

    Ka mate! ka mate! ka ora! ka ora!

    Tēnei te tangata pūhuruhuru

    Nāna nei i tiki mai whakawhiti te rā

  10. Ah Kupe any one from any corner of Polynesia from Hawaii to New Zealand knows his legendary name and his adventure

  11. As soon as I heard "Toa" I'm beginning to think of Bionicle, so I'm scrolling for Bionicle jokes (not Disney's Moana's Maui jokes).

  12. Please for the love of god, learn how to pronouce Maori properly and stop saying it like such a goddamn white person.
    letter R is rolled on the tounge when pronounced
    your saying like like Mao-reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    Get that shit outa here, Not how it is pronouced at all

  13. who they are way OP… extra food, production, tile acquisition, faith AND they have a unit that builds forts and demoralizes enemy units? Thats just way too much and early game they will dominate by default.

  14. Couldn’t Taika Waititi provide the voice over?

    Also can’t wait to capture London with a Maori expeditionary force

  15. What I love even more is how the English translations of what he says are full of Kiwisms like "mate" "yeah nah" and "choice" just to show that Kupe represents the original Maori settlers of Aotearoa, but also the modern nation of New Zealand.

  16. Man so proud to see the Maori my culture finally mad it to a game man wish there could be a role playing one to that would be so awesome guy thanks so much for recognizing my whanau

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