There's a saying at Firaxis - "it's never Civilization if Ghandi doesn't threaten you with a nuke". We got to check out Civilization 5 at GDC last week, and fans of the old school will be pleased to note that it's looking like it captures the spirit of the previous games, while at the same time adding some interesting new features that offer a new take in terms of gameplay.
We were treated to a 15 minute presentation showing off some of the features at a pretty high level; the game is looking really nice even at this pre-alpha stage and I for one definitely can't wait to see how it progresses. Take a look at our Civilization 5 preview
for more details.