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New Civ V DLC To Add Two Cultures, One Scenario

Clear your schedule. You've got a date with Isabella of Spain.

More DLC is coming to Civilization V--2K Games and Firaxis have announced a new pack lovingly dubbed "Sid Meier's Civilization V Double Civilization and Scenario Pack: Spain and Inca," which adds Isabella of Spain and Pachacuti of the Kingdom of Cusco to the core game, as well as a scenario set around 1492 and based on the search for a trade route to China and the Indies. 
Here's the descriptions of the two cultures and the scenario 2K Games shot over to us today:
Spain -- Isabella

  • Isabella I was the Queen of Castile and Leon for 30 years, and with her husband Ferdinand, laid the groundwork for the consolidation of Spain.  For her role in the Spanish unification, patronage of Columbus' voyages to America, and ending of the Reconquista (Recapturing) of the Iberian Peninsula, Isabella is regarded as one of the most beloved and important monarchs in the Spanish crown.

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 Inca -- Pachacuti
  • Pachacuti was the ninth ruler of the Kingdom of Cusco, who during his reign expanded the tiny kingdom into an expansive empire--Tawantinsuyu. Pachacuti's Incan Empire stretched from modern-day Chile to Ecuador, including most of Peru, Bolivia, and northern Argentina, and laid the foundation for an even larger Incan Empire to come.   

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Scenario Description: 
  • The year is 1492. To the courts of England, France, and Spain come intrepid explorers, anxious to voyage across the Atlantic in search of a western route to China and the Indies. Will they find a new trade route and uncover untold riches from the Asian shores? Or will they perhaps run aground on undiscovered lands along their way? Will native populations be receptive to the knowledge and trade prospects presented to them, or will they fight against the invaders of their homeland? What riches, fame, and opportunities await those who brave the unknown waters? What path will you choose? Who will prevail in the struggle for supremacy over this New World? 
The Double Civilization pack is due to hit "major digital distribution retailers" on December 16. It's unclear if the DLC will hit the Macintosh version of the game, but at least we have a firm price: $7.49. Seems worth the time investment you'll probably get out of it, eh? Though, I'd imagine more than a few of you probably feel like you're already pouring way too much time into vanilla Civ V as is.