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Brave New World for Civ 5

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Sid Meier’s Civ 5 is welcoming its next expansion, Brave New World. Not in the dystopia way – this looks quite cool, and will be available July 2013.

I’m not sure about you, but I’m a HUGE Civilization fan.  I have only logged about 40 hours on Civilization V, and I haven’t yet gotten the first expansion of Gods & Kings, but this one looks great – if only for the fact that you can have cultural victories!  Yup, this new expansion actually has mechanisms for spreading culture and using tourism as an “offensive” tool.

Brave New World features a new focus on diplomacy and international trade, as well as new civilizations, units and buildings.  This includes eight new Wonders such as the Parthenon, Broadway and the Uffizi.  Finally, there are two new scenarios:

  • American Civil War: Fight the “War Between the States” from either the Union or Confederate side as you focus on the critical Easter theatre of operations between the capital cities of Richmond and Washington.
  • Scramble for Africa: The great colonial powers of the world are scrambling to explore the Dark Continent and extend their reach into its interior. Search for the great natural wonders of the heart of Africa as you explore a dynamically-generated continent each time you play.

I really like some of the new features – including creating works of art and archaeological digs.  I just hope the mechanics work well and are intuitive in their design.  Here is the trailer for your viewing pleasure – what do you think?


Last Updated: May 13, 2013

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