has released a playable demo of Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
, giving you the chance to try out the second expansion pack for Civilization IV
developed by Firaxis Games
). The expansion will focus on the late-game time periods after the invention of gunpowder and will deliver 12 challenging and decidedly different scenarios, ten new civilizations, 16 new leaders, five new wonders, and a variety of new units. Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword will be available the week of July 23 in the US and at the end of July internationally.