Civilization V DLCs bring new civilization, wonders, and scenarios

What do you do once you’ve built every Wonder, nabbed every achievement, and done everything there is to do in Sid Meier’s Civilization V? Play multiplayer for another 300 hours. But after you’ve done that, it’s time to start grabbing DLC, and today, 2K Games has announced two more packs to keep you clicking “Next Turn” for another few months.

Priced at $4.99 each (or bundled together for $7.49), the two packs are dated for August 11 on Steam and other digital partners, and come with new Scenarios and additional content.

The “Korea Civilization and Scenario Pack” brings the Korean civilization to the game for the first time. Lead by Sejong the Great, Korea has access to Turtle Ships and Hwach’a artillery—both of which should make quick work of Barbarian hordes and enemy civilizations alike. It also comes with the Samurai Invasion of Korea Scenario, which lets you play as one of four civilizations (Korea, China, Manchuria, or Japan) in the historical conflict. For those not up to date on their knowledge of 16th century battles, the invasion ended with Japan being forced to retreat from Korea after being attacked by the combined might of the Korean and Chinese forces.

Above: A teaser for the “Korea Civilization and Scenario Pack”

Above: A teaser for the “Wonders of the Ancient World Scenario Pack”

The second, called the “Wonders of the Ancient World Scenario Pack,” adds three new Wonders to the game: the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Statue of Zeus, and the Temple of Artemis. Each will give great bonuses to the civilization that builds them, though we don’t yet know what those bonuses are. We’d love to think the Statue of Zeus adds in the ability to shoot lightning at invading armies, but we doubt 2K would let us have that much fun. It also includes another Scenario that has different civilizations “competing to be the greatest builder.” Because who wants to fight in historical battles when we can have a race to see who can build the pyramids the fastest, right?

Aug 8, 2011

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