Sid Meier’s Civilization V: God & Kings takes players through time as they engage in new quests and global competitions, interact with new types of city-states and master exciting new systems for land and naval combat. Nine new civilizations, nine new wonders, three original scenarios, and dozens of new units, buildings, technologies, and resources have also been added, offering even more ways for players to expand their empire on their quest to rule the world.You can check out the full press release over here detailing everything new, but this is sounding like it could be a great expansion pack, one that will definitely make the game more fun then it already is.
In 1066: Year of Viking Destiny, the throne of England is up for grabs. Take the role of one of four leaders and seize control of the British Isles! Special rules for the scenario ensure that the only way to win is by the cunning use of force. Can you complete the Domesday Book and secure legal rule before your rivals? Use unique units for each faction in the scenario to claim the throne and stand the test of time.Both DLC packs will be available for download from May 3 at AU$5.99 each.
Civilization V takes this definitive strategy game series in new directions with the introduction of hexagon tiles allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire.The special edition is a pretty sweet kit that, in addition to the PC Game DVD, also contains the following:
There are several things which we are looking at improving with Civ 5. Most of my time since getting back has been spent working on the interface, particularly with making more information accessible. These changes will go out with the next big update in a few weeks. The plan is also to make major revisions to the diplomacy system, and while I can't talk about the details yet, I think you all will find them an improvement. That will be added with an update later this year. Also included will be a number of AI upgrades.Despite pricing issues here in Australia, AusGamers was thoroughly impressed with Civilization V, coring it a 9.2/10.
In addition to a copy of the highly anticipated game, the following elements are included in the Civilization V Special Edition:We'll have more on Civ V on the site in the not-too-distant future, but we can tell you with a brand new game engine, and an even deeper gameplay experience, this is shaping up to be the best Civ yet. Stay tuned.
- Five metal figurines based on units from Civilization V and manufactured by Reaper Miniatures
- 2 disc CD soundtrack of game score selections
- DVD "Behind the Scenes at Firaxis on Civilization V"
- 176 page hardcover art book
Gamers who pre-order any version of Sid Meier’s Civilization V from Steam will receive the downloadable bonus content, Cradle of Civilization Map Pack: Mesopotamia, for free when the game is available. The map pack will let players experience the traditional Western and Middle Eastern “Cradle of Civilization.” The pack will include the Fertile Crescent with the Nile River valley to the west and extending east down the Tigris and Euphrates river valleys to the Persian Gulf. Leaders will be able to explore new terrain, cultures and conquests.The Steam page for Civ5 indicates that for Australians, pricing will be USD$79.95 for the regular version and USD$89.95 for the deluxe edition.
Civilization V takes this definitive strategy game series in new directions with the introduction of hexagon tiles allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire. The brand new engine orchestrates a spectacular visual experience that brings players closer to the Civ experience than ever, featuring fully animated leaders interacting with players from a screen-filling diplomatic scene and speaking in their native language for the first time. Wars between empires feel massive as armies dominate the landscape, and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before. The addition of ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from behind the front lines, challenging players to develop clever new strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield. In addition to the new gameplay features debuting in Civilization V, an extensive suite of community, modding and multiplayer elements will also make an appearance.A bunch of screenshots have been released; check them out on our game page. Awesome!@#