Civ Revolution breaks out June 3

Sid Meier's classic world-conquering strategy game fomenting world domination on the 360, PS3, DS this summer.

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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.

It's that defeatist attitude, man.

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.

Discussion

41 comments
Renay27
Renay27

oh my god, ive spent the last 10 minsutes searching for the pc demo. fun time i had

Finvarra
Finvarra

I was really excited about this til I saw there was no PC version. I won't be buying it... unless they put it out for the PC.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

I hope it's not a dumbed down version of Civ4 D= and actually totally new game =)

dibbitson
dibbitson

ok, burnout paradise in jan, gta in april (probably april 2009 tho), this in june, spore, littlebigplanet, metal gear solid all in sep! that'll last me!

console-deity
console-deity

Sid should also make a 360 remake of Alpha Centauri, this will still be sweet though.

Storm_Marine
Storm_Marine

What happened to the Wii version? Did it get cancelled or something?

Patous
Patous

First Super Smash Bros in March, then GTA 4 (hopefully) in April, Wii Fit in May and then Civ: Revolution in June...So much to look foward to!

salty500
salty500

well as my last msg was deleated for aparently flaming ! I will keep this short ! JUNE !! arrrggghhh

Travis281
Travis281

"Will come packed in with online multiplayer." Um...well I hope so. What's the alternative, paying for a multiplayer add-on?

OriginalPiMan
OriginalPiMan

There is no PC version and the Wii version was indefinitely postponed, as said in the article.

willerdrew
willerdrew

any one know where the PC version is??

Dreski83
Dreski83

I'm very excited for this game :) Hopefully the controls win us over in the console setup... as for DS, I'm not sure what to expect with that...

jeremyc99999
jeremyc99999

If this is the game that Sid has always wanted to make, then it looks like my civ experience will be moving to the console on June 3. After that statement, i'm expecting huge things with this civ installment.

TheDarkDisciple
TheDarkDisciple

That's 2 games i want on June 3rd now. This and Ninja Gaiden 2.

Blueresident87
Blueresident87

I'm bummed the game is not being released for the Wii at the same time. I'll just continue playing Civ on the PC until it is...

haesuse
haesuse

i was gonna say the same redmage. if you are not gonna actualy give us something NEW, which by the titles i was hoping for a nice twist to the franchise, than dont bother remaking the same game (no matter how legendary) for the 15th time. instead a nice Pirates sequel, which i am sure ppl want to see more than this but Sid is getting old and bit blindsided (j/k sid!), would be great. hell maybe even a revamped sim something. w/e as long as it is not recycled crap!!!

LastRedMage
LastRedMage

another civilation comeone man i want another piratates!

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

Was looking forward to it for the Wii... but darn. And head-to-head turn based... Sorry, head to head for 16 hours is hardly what I call interesting.

Yodax007
Yodax007

why the hell did they take this game off the wii. If you want a true civ expirience on a console, you at LEAST do it with the one that has a controller similar to a mouse.

DocGonzo1971
DocGonzo1971

I've always wanted to try these games out (I'm not a big Strat gamer), and it looks like I've been given three more reasons why I should. :)

GeneralXiahou
GeneralXiahou

As cool as this sounds, i think ill just stick with Civ on the PC

Lord_Artix
Lord_Artix

I still dont know how Sid Meier thinks the console peasants will be able to handle such a sophisticated game. Unless he dumbed it down severely. While I agree to a point, perhaps you should be glad that (assuming you have a DS), you can now take Civ with you wherever you go. :)

elwapo2004
elwapo2004

Sid Meier is a genius and he's never let me down. Not even with Simgolf which I was skeptical of at first but then I really enjoyed it. The only words that concern me are "a more streamlined time scale to give the game a more action-based feel." I guess we'll just have to trust in Sid. I'd like to see him revisit Covert Action next, that was a cool game way ahead of its time.

xmg0
xmg0

i want to see this game up close.

Loucetios
Loucetios

i love the civ games, can't wait for it

Trindris
Trindris

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Hailogon
Hailogon

I suppose they won't think to include keyboard and mouse support on the PS3? IMO it would surely enhance the experience.

salty500
salty500

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SnoSlider-PS3-
SnoSlider-PS3-

I wonder if the consoles can speed up the computers' turns, rather than having to wait like on the pc.

mintvilla144
mintvilla144

now i'l never have to play a pc game again! lol

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Looking forward to seeing how this stacks up against Civ IV, which, IMO, replaced Civ III as the Greatest Game Ever Made.

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

Nice to see the DS getting some love from a great man.

Daeman_Uhr
Daeman_Uhr

I still dont know how Sid Meier thinks the console peasants will be able to handle such a sophisticated game. Unless he dumbed it down severely.