Well, since it is perhaps the most key component of the game (we are playing Civilization, after all), let's compile a list of what we know about the new civs. For interest reasons, we'll include City-States, as well. Note that this is not a speculation thread. Don't make a guess in here, unless you have some evidence to back it up. If you want to guess/predict a new civ, do so here. Unique abilities alone may be discussed here. Now, for details: Byzantium: UU: Dromon UC2: UA: Gives the Byzantines an extra Belief slot. Leader: Theodora Capital: Constantinople Carthage: UU: Quinquireme UC2: African Forest Elephant (Strength 14) UA: Phoenician Heritage (Free harbors, units can cross mountains) Leader: Dido Capital: Carthage Celts: UU: Pictish Warrior (Strength 11, Movement 2) UC2: UA: The Celts have a religion-based bonus when settled against forests. Leader: Boudica Capital: Edinburgh Maya: UU: Atlatl UC2: UA: Unknown, but somehow involves calendars. Leader: Pacal Capital: The Netherlands: UU: Sea Beggar, a melee ship that steals gold. UC2: Polder - UI that can increase land (apparently) and yields a luxury resource, Tulips UA: East India Company - luxuries are not lost when traded Leader: William of Orange Capital: Amsterdam The Huns UU: Horse Archer UC2: Battering Ram UA: Scourge of God (Raze cities twice as fast, start with Animal Husbandry, +1 production from pastures) Leader: Attila Capital: Attila's Court Note: All other Hunnic cities are drawn from the bottom of other civ's lists. Ethiopia UU: Mehal Safari (recieves bonuses for fighting closer to capital) UC2: UA: Unkown name, but gives bonus to fighting larger nations Leader: Haile Selassie Capital: Addis Ababa Austria UU: UC2: UA: Diplomatic Marriage, but allows Austria to marry into and "inherit" City-States peacefully. Leader: Maria Theresa Capital: Civ9: Sweden UU: Carolinean UC2: Hakkepillita UA: Noble Prize Leader: Gustavus Adolphus Capital: City-States: Mercantile: Antwerp, Marrakech, Tyre (changed from Militaristic), Columbo Religious: Jerusalem, The Vatican Cultural: Milan Unknown: Lisbon, Zanzibar Any confirmed details, please post with links/evidence below. Everything here was either detailed in the 2K release, images, or translated from another Civ site.