Second massive expansion for critically acclaimed Civilization V
features new gameplay systems, strategies, scenarios and more
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 15, 2013--
2K and Firaxis Games announced today that Sid Meier's
Civilization® V: Brave New World, the second expansion pack for
the award-winning Civilization V, is currently in
development and will be released this summer for Windows-based PC and
brought to the Mac® by Aspyr Media. Sid Meier's Civilization V:
Brave New World brings a massive amount of new gameplay to the Civilization
V experience, providing gamers with even more rewarding ways to
achieve world domination.
“Civilization V: Brave New World continues
the strong tradition of ambitious expansion packs that fans have come to
expect from the Civilization franchise,” said Sarah
Anderson, senior vice president of marketing for 2K. “Brave New
World is destined to continue the strong Civilization
lineage that already includes massive expansions such as Civilization
IV: Beyond the Sword and Civilization V: Gods & Kings.”
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World provides new
depth and replayability through the introduction of international trade
and a focus on culture and diplomacy. The player’s influence around the
world will be impacted by creating a number of Great Works across a
variety of crafts, choosing an ideology for their civilization, and
proposing global resolutions in the new World Congress. As players move
through the ages of history, they will make critical decisions that
influence relationships with all civilizations in the game world.
“After adding a number of great new features to Civilization V with
the Gods & Kings expansion, the team continued to
search for ways to create even more exciting gameplay through
new systems and features,” said Sid Meier, director of creative
development for Firaxis Games. “We’re happy to bring our fans another
ambitious expansion that will provide hours and hours of new Civilization
Key features include:
New Civilizations, Units and Buildings: The expansion features
nine new civilizations, each with unique traits, units, buildings and
all-new leaders, including Casimir III of Poland.
New Culture Victory: Spread your culture across the globe,
dominating all other cultures. Create masterpieces with Great Artists,
Writers, and Musicians that are placed in key buildings across your
empire, like Museums, Opera Houses and even the Great Library. Use
Archaeologists to investigate sites of ancient battles and city ruins
for priceless cultural artifacts. Become the first civilization with a
majority influence in all other civilizations to achieve a Culture
Victory, becoming the envy of the world.
World Congress: The importance of diplomacy is intensified and
city-state alliances are more important than ever. Change the
diplomatic landscape through a new World Congress that votes on
critical issues like implementing trade sanctions against rogue
nations, limiting resource usage, designating host cities for the
World Games and the use of nuclear weapons. Game-changing resolutions,
vote trading, intrigue, and a new lead into the Diplomatic Victory
ensures that the end of the game will be more dynamic than ever before.
International Trade Routes: Build your cities into hubs of
international trade by land and sea, creating great wealth and
prosperity for your people, while also spreading religion, cultural
influence, and science. The number of trade routes increases through
the advancement of economics and technologies, the creation of wonders
and the unique abilities of your civilization. Will you connect to a
closer city for a lower payoff and a safer route, choose a longer
route with more risk for the bigger payoff, or perhaps point your
trade route inward, sending vitally important food and production to
the far corners of your own empire?
New Wonders: Eight new Wonders are introduced, including the
Parthenon, Broadway, the Uffizi, and more.
New Game Scenarios: Two new scenarios let gamers fight the “War
Between the States” and embark on the epic Scramble for Africa. Fight
the American Civil War from either the Union or Confederate side, as
you focus on the critical action in the Eastern theatre of operations
between the capital cities of Richmond and Washington. In “Scramble
for Africa”, the great colonial powers of the world are racing to
explore the Dark Continent and extend their reach into its interior.
Search for great natural wonders in the heart of Africa, as you
explore a dynamically-generated continent each time you play.
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World is not yet
rated by the ESRB and will be available for Windows-based PC and Mac
this summer. For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization V:
Brave New World, please visit www.civilization.com
or become a fan on Facebook.
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About Firaxis Games
Firaxis Games™ is one of the world’s premier game development studios,
and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of
the most successful and award-winning computer and video games on the
market today including: the award winning Sid Meier’s Civilization® V
for the PC, as well as the critically acclaimed expansion pack, Sid
Meier’s Civilization® V: Gods and Kings, Sid Meier’s Civilization®
Revolution™ for console, iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad® and Nintendo DS,
2005 PC Game of the Year - Sid Meier’s Civilization IV®, the expansions
Civilization IV: Warlords®, Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword™, and
Civilization IV: Colonization™, the blockbuster Sid Meier’s
Civilization® III series, Sid Meier’s Pirates!® (PC, Xbox® and PSP®
(PlayStation®Portable) system), Sid Meier’s SimGolf™ and Sid Meier’s
Railroads!™. Firaxis legacy titles include the Sid Meier's Civil War
Series!™ (Gettysburg!, Antietam!, and South Mountain), and the Sid
Meier’s Alpha Centauri® series. In 2005, Firaxis Games was acquired by
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., joining its 2K publishing label.
The company has just released XCOM®: Enemy Unknown for Windows PC, the
Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system to much critical acclaim.
About Aspyr Media
Aspyr Media, Inc. is the leading publisher of Mac® games, bringing
blockbuster gaming franchises including Call of Duty®, Sid Meier’s
Civilization®, Star Wars®, and DOOM® to Mac computers around the world.
Headquartered in Austin, TX, Aspyr develops, markets and sells games for
the Mac which are delivered through physical retail and digital download
services. More information about Aspyr and its games may be found at www.aspyr.com.
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