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Civilization V To Be Overhauled This Spring With 'Gods and Kings'

Not enough time exists on this earth to play the entries of the Civilization series. Firaxis, the developers of the storied franchise, will be amplifying this problem with the release of a new Civilization V expansion this spring. We've previously seen small DLC updates to the game which included new civilizations, custom maps, and special scenarios. "Gods and Kings" will differ from previous DLC content as it completely overhauls the game. Firaxis has decided to address the complaints that Civilization V streamlined the turn based strategy experience too far. This expansion includes new systems for religion and espionage, as well as overhauled diplomacy mechanics. Combat will also be altered, and unit stacking limitations are becoming more lenient. Brand new content includes 27 new units, 13 new buildings, 9 wonders and 9 new playable civilizations. I'm very excited for the long list of changes. It seems as though Firaxis has built this expansion as a direct response to the problems Civilization fans had when the game was first released in 2010. At the very least, "Gods and Kings" will give me a valid reason to let Civilization ruin my life once again.

(via GameSpy)

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