Civilization V: Brave New World hits this summer

The second Civilization V expansion pack will explore and exploit culture, trade, and international diplomacy. 2K Games announced Brave New World for the nation-building game today--and no, it doesn't have anything to do with the Huxley novel.

Nine new civilizations will join the world stage, with their own unique heroes like Poland's storied Winged Hussars and King Casimir III. States will find a new path to cultural victory by spreading artists and their masterpieces across the globe, and a United-Nations-like World Congress will beef up the diplomatic endgame with votes on far-reaching policies and sanctions. Mercantile approaches will also be bolstered by new international trade routes.

Aside from mechanical additions, Brave New World will add two new pre-made scenarios: Players can take over either the Union or Confederacy in the American Civil War, or race other nations to the heart of a randomly generated African interior as they vie for its resources and wonders.

Developer Firaxis and 2K Games will ship the expansion for PC and Mac this summer. Check out our review of Civilization V: Gods and Kings if you want to brush up on religion and espionage before then.


  • FAT47ITY - March 16, 2013 12:33 p.m.

    The thing I don't get is why Firaxis is adding stuff like Great Artists and religion (from the previous content pack) in their content packs if all of these features were already present from the start in Civ IV
  • Shinn - March 15, 2013 9:34 p.m.

    Looks cool. Too bad the Civ stuff is marked up by around 40% in NZ meaning the cost of expansion packs completely unrealistic.
  • avantguardian - March 15, 2013 9:01 p.m.

    man, i've had this game for months. just can't bring myself to start it, as i know it will hook me. bad. and i just don't have the time for 10+ hour sessions these days...:(
  • PolarBearsInHeat - March 15, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    seems like a rather meager add-on, will probably still buy though.
  • CosmicEschaton - March 15, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    Hrm I guess we'll have to see what it's like. I have faith in Meier and his team as the Civ V was incredible and I really loved Gods And Kings. This doesn't seem to be much of a build on that, but like I said, I'm sure it'll be just as good as it ever has been :)

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