Civilization V is announced along with first five screenshots

The next installment in the Civilization series is announced.

2K Games and Firaxis have unveiled the fifth installment of the Civilization series today, promising a brand new engine and hexagon-based maps. Players won’t have to wait long for it either, as Civilization V will be released in the fall of this year.

The new hexagon tiles are meant to allow "for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire."

"Each new version of Civilization presents exciting challenges for our team," said Sid Meier himself. "Thankfully, ideas on how to bring new and fun experiences to Civ players never seem to stop flowing. From fully animated leaders and realistic landscapes, new combat tactics, expanded diplomacy and shared mods, we’re excited for players to see the new vision our team at Firaxis has brought to the series."

Civilization V will also include an in-game community hub that will allow players to share user-created scenarios, achievements, and scores. The upgraded combat will be "more realistic" with larger armies and the inclusion of ranged bombardment.

Continue below to get a look the first five screenshots for Civilization V.

Army units do battle over the improved landscapes.


A look at the new hexagon tiles.


Notice the catapults behind the front lines preparing for attack.


Debate with great leaders like George Washington with the improved diplomacy.


A CG city of some sort.

[Civilization V Official Site]


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