Civilization 5 announced

Thar be hexagons! What does this mean for the series' tried and tested combat system?

It’s on. It is so on. 2K Games has announced that the fifth iteration of one of the most loved strategy franchises ever is currently in development at Firaxis Studios. A cinematic trailer and some screenshots have made it to the interwebs, and boy, are we excited. We’re not the only ones.
Ladies and gentlemen, lend an ear to the soothing voice of James Earl Jones (and others):

For screenshots, head on over to Eurogamer.