Beyond the Sword is the second expansion for Civilization IV, and will be released this July. The expansion focuses on builder options and the second half of the game (post-Gunpowder), although there are also military additions, such as new units.
Content includes 12 scenarios, 10 new civs and 16 new leaders. Random events, corporations and revamped espionage are among the epic game features.
Civilizations and Leaders
4 of 10 new civilizations have been revealed:
- Babylon - led by Hammurabi (ca. 1810 BC - ca. 1750 BC), first king of the Babylonian Empire, creator of Hammurabi's Code of Laws in ca. 1760 BC., which is usually considered the first example of written, basic, unchangeable law.
- Portugal - no further info available.
- Netherlands - no further info available.
- Native Americans - led by Sitting Bull (1831 - 1890), a Lakota chief, leader of the Sioux tribes during the Battle of Little Bighorn, later exiled to Canada.
2 new leaders for existing civilizations have been revealed:...