January closed out on a low note for fans of Sid Meier's acclaimed world-conquering Civilization series. Though the insurgency remained a go for Civilization Revolution on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo DS, the Wii version of the game was indefinitely furloughed, with neither 2K Games nor developer Firaxis offering sound justification as to why.
One possible explanation could be 2K Games' realization that the Wii version of the game wouldn't hit the publisher's desired ship date. If so, it appears that decision was taken to the wire, as 2K Games today revealed Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution would commence its world domination for the Xbox 360, PS3, and DS on June 3.
Described by the legendary Sid Meier himself as "the game I've always wanted to make," Revolution offers the same style of addictive "just one more turn" gameplay that made the series famous. The game will feature 16 unique civilizations, all with a variety of famous historical figures to play as or against, as well as a more streamlined time scale to give the game a more action-based feel.
Additionally, Revolution will come packed in with online multiplayer modes that offer team battles, head-to-head battles, and free-for-all matches, as well as automatching, ranked games, leaderboards, achievements, and downloadable content. For more on Civilization Revolution, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.