The lights are on
The Brave New World expansion pack for
Civilization V will release on July 9. Today, 2K Games and Firaxis revealed two
of the ancient cultures that will be added to the game in the pack.
Here's the information on the two cultures
direct from the press release. If you want to know more about Brave New World,
check out our previous coverage.
"Indonesia, led by the 14th Century Prime
Minister of the Majapahit Empire of Indonesia, Gajah Mada, are granted
unique bonuses for establishing a seafaring empire, as their first three cities
formed on new continents are granted two unique luxury resources via their Spice
Islanders ability. Their unique replacement for the swordsman is the Kris
Swordsman, which gains a random upgrade after the first round of combat.
Finally, their unique building, the Candi replaces the Garden, and
awards a faith bonus.
"Morocco, and their leader Ahmad al-Mansur, are
well equipped to take advantage of the new trading route mechanics in the
expansion, as they gain powerful bonuses to gold and culture for every external
trade route via their Gateway to Africa ability. Their unique Berber
Cavalry unit replaces standard cavalry and gains combat bonuses in home
territory and on desert tiles. Also taking advantage of desert terrain is their
unique improvement, the Kasbah, which improves desert tiles with added
defense, food, production and gold."
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Cool. More stuff for Civ.
I'mn currently using the Egyptians. They make wonders really fast which is quite useful :p!
Moroccans! Might have to switch from my main Romans
I am a fan of the Morocco bonuses.
I currently use either America for its OP B17,
or Japan for its Bushido ability.
Pretty good deals.
Well, I'm disappointed by those two.
Then again, you only have so many Civilizations before you go scraping the bottom of the barrel, and off the top of my head i can't really think of anyone, so in conclusion, IDK.
The Achievements for this have have surfaced on Steam. Among them, A reference to soma (from Huxely's "Brave New World") - "Soma tablets for everyone" which looks to be something like get 100 happiness. Another for creating the XCom unit - "That's XCOM Baby!" Many more, and some that link to a possible American Civil War Scenario.