2K has set a release date of
June 19 for the US launch of the first major Civilization V expansion, Gods & Kings, with international players getting the title three days later.
The add-on will bring religion, espionage and no shortage of added
characters, units and other content to the title. The
spiritually-inclined among you can celebrate this news in the leadup
to one of the holiest weekends in multiple faiths; if you're a
soulless heretic, just look forward to the game finally patching a
hole that's been gaping since launch.
The expansion adds a new
resource, Faith, which can be used to power various city upgrades and
dictate your interactions with other civilizations and city-states.
The various civilizations' means of gaining Faith ought to create
greater variety between leader choices – as will the new Espionage
system, which allows acts of skulduggery similar to those of Civ IV's
The expansion also boasts
new gameplay mechanics, civilizations, leaders, city-states and more.
Check our Civilization V: Gods & Kings preview while you wait for
2K to drop further information about the update.