Civ 5: Gods & Kings expansion pack ships at special price
Real-time strategy — if you have that itch, chances are you are scratching with Sid Meir’s all-time king of the category, Civilization V and there’s an expansion pack (video walk through after the break) available that builds on the new and classic goodness in this much-loved title. There’s also a deal available — save one-third off the SRP — but it’s a limited time offer, so act quickly.
First things first. Civilization V: Gods & Kings ($29.99) ships today and comes to market with the following goodness back in:
• New Stuff: 27 new units, 13 new buildings, 9 new wonders, and 9 new playable civilizations, including the Netherlands (William I, Prince of Orange), the Celts (Boudicca) and the Mayans (Pacal the Great).
• Religion: Not winning by force of arms? Pollute and manipulate their minds with a customizable, tweakable religion.
• Reworked Combat System: AI now places more emphasis on balanced army composition. Melee naval units have been added, as well.
• Enhanced Diplomacy with Espionage: In addition to being able to establish embassies with your rival civilizations, spies will now be an important part of how you conduct your foreign affairs, including surveillance, espionage, etc.
• New City-States: With religion being added to the game, it only made sense to introduce Religious city-states which will interact with your religion in special ways.
• Three new scenarios: Experience the fall of Rome, explore the medieval era, and a unique scenario in a Victorian science-fiction setting.
Then there’s the deal — buy Civilization V: Gods & Kings via MacUpdate and get it at 33 percent off, net $19.99, today only. If you don’t own Civ, there’s a deal for that, too — MacUpdate Bundle for just $49.99, which includes Parallels, Civ 5 and either other great Mac apps at one great price.
Lastly, if you purchased Civilization V: Campaign Edition on the Mac App Store, Gods & Kings expansion pack is available as an in-app purchase — no discount, but awesome convenience.