Religion is making a return to Civilization in Gods and Kings.
Players will be able to construct shrines and even have prophets.
When founding a religion, players get to pick beliefs, which
provide bonuses to many different areas.
Learn more about Religion:
Religion in Civ V
Espionage will allow for spy units to invade other countries to
steal information, rig elections, and to even allow for coups. A
coup is very risky, but will have massive rewards.
For more on Espionage:
Espionage in Civ V
There will be two new City-State types: the Mercantile and
Religious City-States. Religious City-States will have more Faith
points, and Mercantile City-States will have access to exclusive