Civilizations may come and go, but for the fifth installment in Firaxis' turn-based strategy, they just keep coming. Today, 2K Games said Korea's Chosun Dynasty will be the subject of Firaxis' latest add-on for Civilization V, joining other such postrelease additions as Babylon, Denmark, Polynesia, and Mongolia on August 11.
Firaxis has placed Sejong the Great (1397-1450 AD) as the ruling figure atop the Korean civilization. The fourth king of the Chosun Dynasty, Sejong is credited for fostering the creation of Korea's written language, as well as expanding the country's boundaries through an emphasis on public welfare, science, and technology.
To highlight the Korean dynasty, players can engage in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario. It posits the invasion of Korea by Japanese warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and players will be able to defend their turf using Sejong's Turtle Ships and Hwach'a artillery.
Along with the Korean expansion, Firaxis is releasing a new Ancient World Scenario Pack on August 11. The pack introduces three new ancient wonders: the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Statue of Zeus, and the Temple of Artemis.
The Korea add-on and Wonders of the Ancient World Scenario Pack run for $4.99 each. Alternatively, gamers can pick up both packs at once for $7.49. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Civilization V.