Civilization V Screens — Bringing Back Religion

on March 14, 2012 10:30 AM

We’ve got some great looking new images from Civilization V for you this morning, showing off a near-future Europe (which is still using horse cavalry and World War I-era bomber planes, for some backward reason), and re-introducing Boudicca and Dido, Queens of the Celts and of Carthage, respectively.

We also get a screenshot celebrating the birth of a prophet, coupled with a piece of beautiful concept art showing some monks passing in front of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, so it seems religion will remain in the series. For players who missed Civ IV, the religion mechanic essentially opens up a new level of strategy allowing you to make extra money, gain new political allies, and exploit others in times of war. Interesting stuff — check it out after the break!

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Sto Austin is the man. Period. When not saving the world from the next generation of Metal Gears or throwing hadoukens at his detractors, chances are he's writing about someone else doing something similarly epic, possibly whilst smoking a cigar. He enjoys games with a strong emphasis on story, which typically fall into the RPG, Action/Adventure, or Horror genres, though he also has a soft spot for fighting games and has been known, when feeling saucy, to shred on some Guitar Hero or Rock Band. He currently divides his time between Florida and Maine, tromping up and down the East coast according to the whims of fate and fortune.