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CivCity Romes onto PC

Firefly Studios and Firaxis working on new city-building sim inspired by Sid Meier's classic Civilization series

Strategy fans rejoice! 2K Games has announced it's set to bring CivCity: Rome, developed by Firefly Studios in collaboration with Firaxis, to PC this summer.

CivCity: Rome is a city-building sim inspired by the classic Sid Meier series Civilization and charges players with developing their humble settlement into a mighty imperial city - presumably Rome then. Apparently, the game features hundreds of different buildings you'll need to swell your empire, including amphitheatres, legionnaire forts, weapons workshops, gladiatorial schools and the circus maximus. CivCity promises to be the "most detailed look at Roman life ever depicted on a computer screen", according to 2K Games.

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To tickle your sim-buds further, the publisher's released a list of the features we can expect when CivCity: Rome invades PC this summer. Cast your eyes downward for more.

  • Look inside the buildings - For the first time in a city builder you can look inside the Villas, the forums, and even the Roman baths! Discover, in much greater detail, how Romans went about their daily lives.
  • Civilize your city - More than 70 technologies can be developed over time to give your city a strategic advantage. Use the rich research tree to improve many aspects of your city and its relation to the wider empire.
  • Follow the life of a Roman family - Do they thrive and prosper from humble hut to noble palace as they move through the generations... or not? Well, that's your call!
  • Ease of play - Driven purely by building placement and strong visual feedback, the game lets you create your own living community simply by choosing and placing the wide variety of buildings.
  • Real Romans - An intriguing array of characters will interact with you and bring high drama to your city with their emotions, state of health, and candid feelings about the city. There will even be famous Romans in the city who will comment on and present new challenges for you.
  • Build mighty wonders - Influence the direction of your city by building spectacular monuments. Production of these trophy buildings will give your city big advantages and look great too!
  • This is not your Father's Rome - This is your Rome, so customize your city the way you see fit! With hundreds of buildings to place, this game offers more options than any other city building game.
  • Learn a little history and have loads of fun doing it - A wealth of humorous, scary and downright disgusting facts await the curious mind in the instructive and factual 'CityPedia', that can be easily accessed within the gameplay experience. It's a virtual encyclopedia of facts about life in Roman times at your finger tips!
  • Never a Dull Moment - Gladiatorial combat, debates in the senate, chariot races, temple ceremonies...just a few of the many riveting scenes that will engage and entertain players throughout the game.

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