Civ IV gets Euro date

2K Games sets a date for Sid Meier's Civilization IV in Europe, but no news if we'll get the US pre-order deal

As Take-Two Interactive reported on its latest-quarter earnings yesterday, the company revealed that the upcoming Sid Meier's Civilization IV was set to ship earlier than expected. We've now had official confirmation from 2K Games, Civ's publisher, that the PC game will hit European shelves on October 19. Strategy fans rejoice!

It also appears that our US cousins will receive a special Pre-order Edition of Civilization IV when ordering via participating retailers. The specially packaged limited edition version will contain a CD soundtrack of the game, spiral-bound version of the manual, a tech tree map and keyboard template.

2K Games was unable to confirm whether European gamers can look forward a similar pre-order deal, but we'll fling some information your way just as soon as we find out more.