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Brave New World announced!

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Aaron90495, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Aaron90495

    Aaron90495 King

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    It's official!! The next expansion is called Brave New World, set to release this summer!

    A quick rundown:

    -9 new civilizations, including Poland (led by Casmir III, with the Winged Hussar UU and a UA that gives a free social policy upon entering an era); another yellowish civ is pictured in a screenshot, which could be Assyria or the Hittites, among others.
    -8 new wonders, including Broadway, Effizi Gallery, and the Parthenon.
    -International trade routes - send physical units back and forth with other civs, but Science/Religion/etc. can "leak out" to other civs along the way.
    -More complex diplomacy in the form of the World Congress, which initiates when one civ has met all other civs. Civs have a certain number of delegates and vote on two policies per session, like enforcing a trade embargo. The World Congress can help control runaways.
    -A "more active" strategy for culture victories is less dependent on turtling, as culture is now external. A culture victory is now triggered upon having "majority culture" with all other civs in the game.
    -Cities in the same civ can share food, production, and more with internal trade routes.
    -Great Artists are now Great Writers, Great Artists, and Great Musicians, all of which can create Great Works, which increase tourism. Great Works can be "hosted" in culture buildings (like Opera Houses) or the Great Library.
    -Archaeologists can investigate city ruins and ancient battle sites to find artifcats.
    -Near the end of the game, you choose Ideologies, which affect diplomacy more than the choice of Freedom/Order/Autocracy did previously (see the bottom of the post).

    From Polygon:

    From IGN:

    From GameSpot:

    From PC Gamer:
    From CVG:

    Here's an excellent interview from Rock Paper Shotgun that I'll just link to as it's incredibly long: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/15/civilization-v-brave-new-world-preview/

    http://www.polygon.com/2013/3/15/4101742/civilization-5-brave-new-world-expansion
    http://uk.gamespot.com/news/civilization-v-brave-new-world-expansion-announced-6405372
    http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/03/15/c...orld-announced-expands-culture-and-diplomacy/
    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/396294/civilization-vs-next-expansion-is-brave-new-world/

    DISCUSS!
     
  2. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    I just saw it tweeted. Awesome!
     
  3. Aloha

    Aloha Richard the Catheart

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    Good news.:)
     
  4. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    Looks like the screenshot has Poland And Assyria.
     
  5. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    Tourism for a new cultural victory. Great artists are broken down by genre. And UN style diplomacy. Sounds awesome.
     
  6. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    And international trade routes.
     
  7. Timothy001

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    From Gamespot
    2K Games has announced Civilization V: Brave New World, the second expansion for the strategy game.



    Brave New World is being developed by series stewards Firaxis and will be out this summer for PC and Mac.

    The expansion is geared around tweaking the game's culture and diplomacy mechanics, and also offers nine new Civilizations, eight new Wonders, and two new scenarios.

    Brave New World introduces the World Congress and the concept of international trade routes. The World Congress will convene on issues like trade sanctions, hosting the World Games, and the use of nuclear weapons. 2K promises that players will be able to trade votes and engage in other shenanigans, and the World Congress will also tie into winning a Diplomatic Victory.

    International trade routes can be used to generate wealth, but will also spread religion, cultural influence, and science. Trade routes are increased by developing technologies, building Wonders, and making use of each civilization's unique abilities. Longer trade routes carry more risk but will yield more lucrative supplies, and trade routes can also be used on players' own cities to distribute supplies internally.

    Brave New World also adds the new Culture Victory. Civilizations work to spread their culture around the world, creating great works with Great Artists, Writers, and Musicians and then hosting them in Museums, Opera Houses, and the Great Library. Archaeologists can also be used recover valuable artifacts. The first civilization to gain a majority influence across all other civilizations will achieve the Culture victory.

    The two new scenarios are titled "War Between the States" and "Scramble for Africa," with the former letting players pick a side in the American Civil War and fight for control of Richmond and Washington. Scramble for Africa has players working against other civilizations to explore and establish control in a dynamically generated Africa.

    New wonders include the Parthenon, Broadway, and the Uffizi. One of the new civilizations is Poland, led by Casimir III.

    For more information on Civilization V, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
     
  8. JaGarLo

    JaGarLo Settler

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    "Brave New World"? I thought this was going to be called "One World".

    But who cares, we finally got an anouncement! :)
     
  9. Timothy001

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    From Gamespot:
     
  10. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    I'm on a mobile device right now, so I can't link it, but there is also an article on ign.com. Same stuff though.
     
  11. apocalypse105

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    i'm verry glad that the culture victory isn't a turtle victory any more happy about it
     
  12. Aaron90495

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    In the Polygon article, there's a screenshot showing Poland and one other civ (which has colors orange and white). Anyone know what civ it is?
     
  13. TimeWeaver

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    Wonderful! And 9 civs, I had guessed 8. It looks like a real overhaul of several systems, end especially culture, which is the aspect I like the best. Summer can't come soon enough. Brave New World, here we come! :D
     
  14. Aaron90495

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    Menzies, where are you??
     
  15. filli_noctus

    filli_noctus Hmmn

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    No idea, but I do see a siege tower.
     
  16. TimeWeaver

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    Poland is definitely in! Great! That orange, yellow color is hard to tell. Perhaps it rings of sand and age, then Assyria, Hittites or any other ancient civ in the Fertile Crescent is possible.
     
  17. filli_noctus

    filli_noctus Hmmn

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    I like the theory behind the new trade routes, but I'm not so sure about trade route units.
     
  18. TimeWeaver

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    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. Create masterpieces with Great Artists, Writers, and Musicians that are placed in key buildings across your empire, like Museums, Opera Houses and even the Great
    •Library. Use Archaeologists to investigate sites of ancient battles and city ruins for priceless cultural artifacts. Become the first civilization with a majority influence in all other civilizations to achieve a Culture Victory, becoming the envy of the world.
    •World Congress: The importance of diplomacy is intensified and city-state alliances are more important than ever. Change the diplomatic landscape through a new World
    •Congress that votes on critical issues like implementing trade sanctions against rogue nations, limiting resource usage, designating host cities for the World Games and the use of nuclear weapons. Game-changing resolutions, vote trading, intrigue, and a new lead into the Diplomatic Victory ensures that the end of the game will be more dynamic than ever before.
    •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. The number of trade routes increases through the advancement of economics and technologies, the creation of wonders and the unique abilities of your civilization. Will you connect to a closer city for a lower payoff and a safer route, choose a longer route with more risk for the bigger payoff, or perhaps point your trade route inward, sending vitally important food and production to the far corners of your own empire?
    •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. Fight the American Civil War from either the Union or Confederate side, as you focus on the critical action in the Eastern theatre of operations between the capital cities of Richmond and Washington. In "Scramble for Africa", the great colonial powers of the world are racing to explore the Dark Continent and extend their reach into its interior. Search for great natural wonders in the heart of Africa, as you explore a dynamically-generated continent each time you play.


    Use archaeologists do dig up cultural artefacts! Just fantastic! Yay!
     
  19. TimeWeaver

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    That info above I got from CVG!
     
  20. smallfish

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    Literally mind-blowin' fantastic

    This is definitely an end to your warmongering dominating ways, Monty!:mad:
     

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