Firaxis announces Brave New World expansion for Civilization V
Posted: 15.03.2013 14:21 by Simon Priest Comments: 3
There are whole new civilizations cooking in the pot over at Firaxis as they put slaves to work on the latest expansion wonder for Civilization V. It's called Brave New World and adds the World Congress.

There'll also be international trade routes and eight new wonders. Firaxis wanted to beef up diplomacy and so focused a little less on outright hostility. The American Civil War becomes a new scenario.

We also get a new cultural victory to go along with all this peace and love. Most interesting is likely to be the addition of the World Congress that can vote on big issues.

"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. "We're happy to bring our fans another ambitious expansion that will provide hours and hours of new Civilization experiences."

Brave New World highlights:

• 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.

Civilization V: Brave New World releases on PC and Mac this summer.
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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 17, 2013
Sorry, not even "Gods and Kings" could draw me back to "Civ V" and I doubt this will be any different. For hardcore fans only.
By lacki2000 (SI Member) on Mar 21, 2013
Well I must admit they suprised me greatly. After all these years since first Sid's Civ they finally decided to include Poland... when core fans are rather not interested to play it anymore :P
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 22, 2013
Poland itself has been missing, but much of the territories it still claims dominion have been there. It's an old argument and depends on whose side you take, but historically the Germans do have a bit to quietly grumble about as do the Russians.