NEW YORK, Sep 14, 2011 -- 2K Games today announced that Sid Meier's Civilization ® V Game of the Year Edition for Windows PC will be available starting September 27, 2011 at retailers and select digital partners across North America. This all-encompassing package contains the award-winning standalone product, along with a wealth of previously released add-on content at a great value price of $49.99.
Developed by Firaxis Games, Sid Meier's Civilization V was one of the most critically acclaimed PC games of 2010 and earned numerous awards and accolades, including BAFTA (Strategy Game of the Year), GameSpy (PC Game of the Year, Best Strategy Game), VGChartz (Best Strategy Game, Best Original Score, Most Innovative Game) and Electric Playground's Reviews on the Run (Best PC Game). Now, this heralded title will arrive in a Game of the Year Edition that contains previously released digital content and bonus items in a single package featuring:
- Sid Meier's Civilization V (standalone game);
- Civilization and Scenario Pack: The Mongols;
- Civilization Pack: Babylon;
- Cradle of Civilization Map Packs: Mesopotamia, Americas, Asia and Mediterranean;
- Double Civilization and Scenario Pack: Spain and Inca;
- Civilization and Scenario Pack: Polynesia;
- Civilization and Scenario Pack: Denmark - The Vikings;
- Explorer's Map Pack;
- Sid Meier's Civilization V digital soundtrack.
About Sid Meier's Civilization V
Civilization V takes this definitive strategy game series in new directions with the introduction of hexagonal tiles allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire. The brand new engine delivers a spectacular visual experience that brings players closer to the Civ world than ever, featuring fully animated leaders interacting with players from a screen-filling diplomatic scene and speaking in their native language for the first time. Wars between empires feel massive, as armies dominate the landscape and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before. The addition of ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from behind the front lines, challenging them to develop clever new strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield. In addition to the new gameplay features debuting in Civilization V , an extensive suite of community, modding and multiplayer elements are also available.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Game of the Year Edition is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB and will be available on the PC on September 27, 2011 in North America for $49.99. For more information please visit http://www.civilization5.com.
2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
About Firaxis Games
Firaxis Games TM is one of the world's premier game development studios, and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of the most successful and award-winning computer and video games on the market today including: Sid Meier's Civilization ® Revolution TM for console, iPhone ® , iPod Touch ® , iPad ® and Nintendo DS, 2005 PC Game of the Year - Sid Meier's Civilization IV ® , the expansions Civilization IV: Warlords ® , Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword TM , and Civilization IV: Colonization TM , the blockbuster Sid Meier's Civilization ® III series, Sid Meier's Pirates! ® (PC, Xbox ® and PSP ® ), Sid Meier's SimGolf TM and Sid Meier's Railroads! TM . Firaxis legacy titles include the Sid Meier's Civil War Series! TM ( Gettysburg! , Antietam! , and South Mountain ), and the Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri ® series. In 2005, Firaxis Games was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., joining its 2K publishing label. The company recently released Sid Meier's Civilization ® V for the PC to great critical acclaim and has just launched Civilization World TM for Facebook.
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PlayStation ® 3 system and PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment system, PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable) system, Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii TM , Nintendo DS TM , iPhone ® , iPod ® touch and iPad ® . The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. The Company's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
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