2K has announced that Civilization: Beyond Earth will be released locally on October 24 for PC and Mac.

Civilization: Beyond Earth is a spiritual successor to Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.

"Alpha Centauri may not have sold well, but it was a critical hit, and with many of its developers working on Beyond Earth, there is little reason to doubt Firaxis can create another winner," we said in our recent preview. "The game is instantly recognisable as a Civilization title circa Civ V, but the orbital layer and tech web look like they will keep Beyond Earth from being simply 'Civ in space'."

Civilization: Beyond Earth carries a recommend retail price of NZ$99.95.