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Civ 5: Gods & Kings expansion pack ships at special price

19 June 2012 1,999 views 9 Comments

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.

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