Civilization VI will soon be getting DLC that adds Cyrus the Great and the Persian Empire to the game, the developers have recently announced.

The Persian civilization will be headed by Cyrus II, who is more commonly known as Cyrus the Great. He founded the empire in Western Asia around 550BC, over two hundred years before the rise of Alexander the Great.

In game, Persia will have access to a unique foot soldier unit called the Immortal, while as the civilization you will be able to build the Pairidaeza (Persian Gardens).

Persia will also have a war-based special ability. Called Fall of Babylon, when a surprise war is declared all Persian units will gain bonus movement while the penalty usually gained for surprise wars will be lessened.

Learn more about the DLC in the YouTube video put together by the developers above.