For the fans of the turn-based strategy video game series Civilization, July 9, 2013 is an important date to remember. That day marks the release of the Civilization V: Brave New World expansion pack, which is the second official expansion of Sid Meier’s Civilization V. (Civilization V: Gods and Kings being the first one)
New features that will be added in this upcoming version include nine civilizations, eight wonders, two scenarios, four gameplay systems, and a lot of units, buildings and improvements which will offer multiple strategies for the quest of building the world’s most powerful empire.
Civilization V: Brave New World will also feature new trade routes, ideologies, and the world congress which can help expand the game’s diplomatic aspect. An improved cultural victory, which includes tourism, archaeology, and a great work mechanic sums up the exciting new features which this upcoming game version brings.
The New Features in Civilization V: Brave New World.
New Culture Victory
Spreading your culture across the globe and dominating all other creatures can be done in this version. Also, masterpieces with great artists, writers and musicians can be created and placed in key buildings across your empire such as museums, opera houses, and even the Great Library. Archaeologists can be used in investigating ancient battle sites and city ruins for cultural artifacts which are considered priceless. You can become the envy of the world by becoming the first civilization with a major influence in all other civilizations to achieve a culture victory.
New Policies and Ideologies
You can enter inside the Industrial Age or build 3 Factories and select your people’s ideology: Freedom, Order, or Autocracy. Every ideology grants access to more and more powerful abilities, and serves the different victorious circumstances in varying ways. Every choice you make will have an impact on your relationships with other civilization for the rest of the game. Two new policies have also been added. These are Aesthetics, which can improve the ability of the civilization in generating culture and Exploration, which helps enhance your abilities of spreading your empire over the seas.
The significance of diplomacy is intensified and the alliances of city-states are more important than ever. Diplomatic landscapes can be modified through a new world congress that votes on issues that are critical such as implementing trade sanctions in oppose to rogue nations, limitation of resource usage, the world games’ host cities designation, and prohibiting constructions of nuclear weapons. Factors such as game-changing resolutions, vote trading, intrigue and a new lead-in to the diplomatic victory guarantees that the game’s end will be more dynamic than ever before.
International Trade Routes
You can construct your cities into hubs of international trade either by land or sea, creating great wealth and prosperity for your citizens, and at the same time spreading religion, cultural influence, and science. An increase in the number of trade routes is achieved through the progress of economics and technologies, the creation of wonders, and your civilization’s distinct abilities.
New Civilizations, Units and Buildings
Introduced in this expansion pack are nine new leaders and civilizations, each of them having unique traits, units, and buildings. Seven of these nine playable civilizations have been confirmed. These are Ahmad al-Mansur of Morocco, Ashurbanipal of Assyria, Casimir III of Poland, Gajah Mada of Indonesia, Maria I of Portugal, Pedro II of Brazil, and Srhaka of the Zulu (returning from previous Civilization games).
This video game expansion is set to introduce eight new wonders which include Borobudur, Broadway, Globe Theatre, the International Space Station, The Motherland Calls, the Parthenon, Prora, the Red Fort, and the Uffizi.
Two New Scenarios
This expansion also features two new exciting scenarios that gamers will surely love.
• American Civil War: In this scenario, you can fight the “War Between the States” from either the Union or Confederate side while you are focusing on the critical Eastern theatre of operations between Richmond and Washington’s capital cities.
• Scramble for Africa: In this scenario, you have to search for the great natural wonders in the heart of Africa as the dynamically-generated continent is explored each time you play.
Where to buy Civilization V: Brave New World
Civilization V: Brave New World is definitely something to look out for.Any hardcore Civ fan will certainly want to get their hands on the new expansion pack. With plenty of new features, Civ 5: Brave New World will certainly bring you a lot of nice conquest and excitement!
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I’m sure fans of the Civilization video game series have high expectations for this installment and you won’t be disappointed. I’m sure you’ll want to play … just another turn!