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2K and Firaxis Games Announce Sid Meier's Civilization(R) V: Brave New World Expansion Pack Available for Windows-Based PC and Mac
Jul 9 13
2K and Firaxis Games announced that Sid Meier's Civilization(R) V: Brave New World, the second expansion pack for Civilization V, is now available for Windows-based PC and Mac(R) in North America and will be available internationally on July 12, 2013. 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 through enhanced trade, culture, diplomacy and more. Developed by Firaxis Games and brought to the Mac by Aspyr Media, 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 affected 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. Key features for Civilization V: Brave New World include: New Civilizations, Units and Buildings: The expansion features nine new civilizations, including Assyria, Brazil, Indonesia, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Shoshone, Venice and Zulu. Each of these civilizations has unique traits, units, buildings and all-new leaders; New Culture Victory: Spread culture across the globe, dominating all other cultures. Create masterpieces with Great Artists, Writers, and Musicians that are placed in key buildings across 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 cities into hubs of international trade by land and sea, creating great wealth and prosperity for 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 civilization; 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 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.