Civilization V: Brave New World to brave the Mac/PC this summer

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Civ gamers are a dedicated lot, and they’ll once again have that dedication rewarded by the fine folks at Aspyr Media. The Austin-based game publisher has announced that 2K and Firaxis Games’ Sid Meier’s Civilization® V: Brave New World, the second expansion pack for the award-winning Civilization 5, is currently in development and will be released for Mac this summer alongside the PC version.

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Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World offers new gameplay to the Civilization 5 experience, providing gamers with more rewarding ways to achieve world domination.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World provides new depth and replayability through the introduction of international trade and a focus on culture and diplomacy. The player’s influence around the world will be impacted by creating a number of Great Works across a variety of crafts, choosing an ideology for their civilization, and proposing global resolutions in the new World Congress. As players move through the ages of history, they will make critical decisions that influence relationships with all civilizations in the game world.

Key features include:

  • New Civilizations, Units and Buildings: The expansion features nine new civilizations, each with unique traits, units, buildings and all-new leaders, including Casimir III of Poland.
  • New Culture Victory: Spread your culture across the globe, dominating all other cultures.
  • World Congress: The importance of diplomacy is intensified and city-state alliances are more important than ever.
  • International Trade Routes: Build your cities into hubs of international trade by land and sea, creating great wealth and prosperity for your people, while also spreading religion, cultural influence, and science.
  • New Wonders: Eight new Wonders are introduced, including the Parthenon, Broadway, the Uffizi, and more.
  • New Game Scenarios: Two new scenarios let gamers fight the “War Between the States” and embark on the epic “Scramble for Africa.”

For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World—including system requirements and ESRM rating—visit Aspyr’s website…or ring up AppleTell associate editor Bill Stiteler. I’m sure he’s already had his vacation time approved to play this game for about a week straight.

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