NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 now available for Windows-based PC and Mac® 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.
“Civilization V: Brave New World fits the pedigree of robust expansions for the Civilization series,” said Sarah Anderson, senior vice president of marketing for 2K. “Once again, the team at Firaxis Games has exceeded our expectations and delivered yet another stellar Civ experience.”
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. As players move through the ages of history, they will make critical decisions that influence relationships with all civilizations in the game world.
“Civilization V: Brave New World epitomizes how the Civilization series continues to grow and evolve,” added Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games. “We’re constantly looking at ways for fans to have completely new experiences playing Civ, and now there are even more ways to achieve world domination than ever before.”
In addition to the new gameplay systems such as international trade routes, Great Works and ideologies, Civilization V: Brave New World features all of the new gameplay systems that were added in Civilization V: Gods & Kings* including religion, espionage, new types of city-states, technologies, wonders and more.
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 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 rated E10+ by the ESRB and is now available for Windows-based PC and Mac in North America and will be available internationally on July 12, 2013. For more information on Civilization V: Brave New World, please visit www.civilization.com and become a fan on Facebook.
*Civilization V: Brave New World requires Civilization V to play and includes all gameplay content added in Civilization V: Gods & Kings except for the nine Civilizations and three scenarios that were included in Gods & Kings.
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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, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to much critical acclaim. Firaxis has just released their first titles exclusively for iPad and iPhone; Haunted Hollow™ and Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol™.
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