The official Civilization blog has revealed details about the leader of the Nubian faction. She is a Kandake (queen) called Amanitore.
In real life she was one of the great builders in the region between the Nile and Atabara. In fact, in the game Nubia gets unique looking pyramids.
This warrior queen also gets unique troops called Pitati. These are better than average archers and replace the basic archer for Nubia in the game. I think this will make Amanitore a popular choice. Archers are often so important in the early stage of the game.
I’m a little confused by how Amanitore is depicted though. She doesn’t look too warrior to me. She’s more like a friendly priestess. Perhaps the game seeks to build on her reputation as a great builder rather than leader of military forces, though.
What do you think?