2K announces Brave New World expansion pack for Civilization V

Prepare your mouse hand: Developer Firaxis is back with another round of content for its addictive strategy game.

Publisher 2K and Firaxis announced this morning that they will release a new expansion for Civilization V called Brave New World this summer. This the second add-on pack for the 2010 turn-based strategy game. For those who don’t know Civilization, it puts players in charge of a small band of settlers that they must command throughout history.

Brave New World will focus on adding new layers to the culture and diplomacy game.

“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,” Firaxis director Sid Meier said in a statement. “We’re happy to bring our fans another ambitious expansion that will provide hours and hours of new Civilization experiences.”

Like the $29.99 Gods & Kings expansion, Brave New World will add new civilizations, features, and systems.

The focus on culture will see Brave New World adding a new way to win a cultural victory. Players can use special artist units to create masterpieces to gain sway over rival nations. The first civilization with a majority influence wins the game.

On the diplomacy front, Civ V is adding the World Congress, that has the varying countries voting on important issues of war and trade.

In addition to those newly expanded systems, Brave New World will include international trade routes, nine extra civilizations, and more world wonders.

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