Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution is currently under development for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo DS platforms. 2K Games has been kind enough to supply us with some more information regarding the game ahead of their Aussie press review on March 6th, and a few screenshots too. Expect the game to be released at some stage in Autumn.
Choose Your Civ - Choose from 16 Civilizations throughout history (from Africa to Germany to America to China) to lead to victory. With so many Civs and Leaders to play, you'll have a new and exciting experience with every game.
Lead Your Civ - When you choose a Civ play as one of the world's most famous historical leaders (like Abe Lincoln, Otto von Bismarck, and Mao Zedong) and compete against the other leaders as you strive to create your own history in this epic game. Each leader will have 4 special abilities giving their Civ unique advantages throughout the ages.
Interact with Characters - Leaders and advisors will show a range of emotions as they communicate with you, making the interactions highly engaging.
Explore The World - Your quest to explore and discover will have you traversing the globe in search of long lost relics, rival civs, technologies, barbarians and much more.
Fast-paced Action - Accessible maps and streamlined time scale will deliver quicker games and constant action.
Intense Combat - Triple your strength by combining up to three units into one powerful army and destroy your enemies. When your units win tough battles, they will become veterans and then elites. You can then choose from a list of powerful upgrades that will give elite units even more strength to dominate in war. Your Army will have a distinct team colour representing your Civilization, so you will easily see them on the screen as you lead them into battle.
Multiplayer: The Best Ever!
- * Up to 4 players can battle as teams, head to head, or have a complete free-for-all together in one place or over Wi-Fi.
* Simultaneous Moves - no more waiting your turn, just make your move when you're ready.
* Early Withdrawal From the Game - a player can drop out and the game will keep going.
* Team Play with handicapping
Game of the Week - Each week a new Firaxis created map will become available to players for download. You can practice the game all week on your DS and then compete against players online as you play the same map on your Xbox 360. Finish the game with the highest score you can achieve and have it posted to the Civ Game of the Week Xbox Live leader boards to see how you stack up against players around the globe!
Endless Fun - There are hundreds of different ways to play the game and endless places to take it - Civ on a plane, in the car, in line at the MVA - any time, any place you want to play.
Tutorial - New players will be guided through games they play at the Chieftain difficulty level - they'll learn from the masters and be well on their way to ruling the world.