Civilization V Expansion, Gods and Kings, Coming Soon

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2K Games announced today that Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods & Kings, the expansion pack for the award-winning CivilizationV, is being developed for Windows-based PC. Developed by
Firaxis Games, Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods & Kings introduces new gameplay content, Civilization V gets expansionenhancing the Civilization V experience and providing even more ways for players to achieve world domination. The Gods & Kings expansion pack spans the breadth of human civilization, taking players from founding the first Pantheon of the Gods and spreading religion across the world, to deploying spies in enemy cities to steal information and technology.

Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword set a precedent in new content and game features in a Civilization expansion pack. 2K Games is continuing that tradition with Gods & Kings, said Sarah Anderson, senior vice president of marketing for 2K. The Gods & Kings expansion is the quintessential Civilization V addition, making Civilization more addictive than ever before.


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.

Key features include:


  • Expanded Epic Game: The core game experience has been greatly expanded
    with the addition of new technologies, 27 new units, 13 new buildings
    and nine new Wonders.
  • New Civilizations and Leaders: The expansion features nine new
    civilizations including Carthage, the Netherlands, the Celts and the
    Mayans, each with unique traits, units and buildings. Gods &
    Kings also adds nine new leaders including William I, Prince
    of Orange, Boudicca and Pacal the Great.
  • New Game Scenarios: Three new scenarios let gamers experience the
    medieval period, the fall of Rome, and embark on a new adventure in
    Empires of the Smoky Skies, a Victorian science-fiction scenario.
  • The Return of Religion: A first for Civilization V,
    players seek out Faith, choosing a Pantheon of the Gods and creating
    Great Prophets to found and spread their customized religion across
    the world.
  • World Domination: The fight for world domination is more dynamic than
    ever. Gods & Kings features a reworked combat system
    and AI that places more emphasis on a balanced army composition.
    Additionally, the navy is now split into two different ship types,
    melee and ranged, making coastal cities vulnerable to a surprise naval
  • Enhanced Diplomacy and Espionage: Establish embassies at foreign
    courts for closer ties or clandestine operations. As the religions of
    the world start settling in and the world moves into the Renaissance,
    spies can be unlocked to establish surveillance of foreign cities,
    steal advanced technologies from your strongest competitors, or garner
    influence with City-States through election rigging, or even a coup.
  • City-States: Two new city-state types have been added, Mercantile and
    Religious, adding new gameplay to a greatly expanded quest system to
    further the narrative of the game and making diplomatic victories more

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods & Kings is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available for Windows PC in late spring 2012. For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods &
Kings, please visit

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