Civilization 5: Gods and Kings finds religion, release date on June 19

Civilization 5's "Gods and Kings" expansion is set to enter the timeline on June 19 and 22 in North America and internationally, respectively.

At GDC, developers gave us a better idea of the changes in the expansion pack, which will add 27 new units, 13 new buildings and nine new Wonders and civilizations. The big changes will include the addition of religion and espionage, along with tweaks to diplomacy. We're still looking forward to hearing more about the game's additional scenarios, including the "Victorian science-fiction scenario." %Gallery-150141%
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2K Games Announces Sid Meier's Civilization® V: Gods & Kings to be Available Starting June 19, 2012

Massive expansion for award-winning game to include many new features and return of religion and espionage

New York, NY – April 5, 2012 – 2K Games announced today that Sid Meier's Civilization® V: Gods & Kings, the expansion pack for the critically acclaimed and award-winning Sid Meier's Civilization® V, will be available for Windows-based PC in North America on June 19, 2012 and internationally on June 22, 2012. Developed by Firaxis Games, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings enhances the Civilization V experience by adding new civilizations, leaders, units, technologies and more, as well as the return of religion and espionage. Spanning the breadth of human civilization, the Gods & Kings expansion pack allows players to found the first Pantheon of the Gods and spread religion across the world as well as deploy spies in enemy cities to form allies and steal technology.

Sid Meier's Civilization V: God & Kings takes players through time as they engage in new quests and global competitions, interact with new types of city-states, and master exciting new systems for land and naval combat. Nine new civilizations, each ruled by a new leader; nine new wonders; three original scenarios; and dozens of new units, buildings, technologies and resources have also been added, offering even more ways for players to expand their empire on their quest to rule the world.

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