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Infogrames & Firaxis Announce 'Civilization III: Play The World'

by Rainier on May 8, 2002 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT

This fall Infogrames, Inc. and FIRAXIS Games will expand the most critically acclaimed strategy game of 2001 with Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play The World game expansion pack. This major expansion will include full multiplayer support, eight additional civilizations, and new map and terrain features providing new challenges and ways to play for veteran and novice Civilization game players around the world. Nothing we didnt know but its official now ...
"We're thrilled with the reception our fans around the world have given CivilizationĀ® III," said Sid Meier, co-founder of FIRAXIS Games. "They love CivĀ® III and they are telling us they want more -- more interesting civilizations to play, the ability to play with their friends, and a chance to create their own unique Civilization worlds. We've listened and we're giving them all of that, plus much more."

Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play The World will include three different Internet and LAN game styles, including turn-based, simultaneous, and for the first time in a Civilization game, a turnless mode. Civilization game fans around the world can now face off in short, fast-paced games like Elimination, Regicide and Capture the Flag or play a more traditional Civilization-style game; in addition the expansion will support "Play by Email" and Hotseat games and will include multiplayer scenario support. Play the World will also expand your Civilization experience by adding eight new "Great Leaders;" eight new civilizations with specialized units for each; new map features including airfields, outposts and radar towers; two new terrain sets that allow players to customize their maps; additional interface enhancements like unit stacking and auto-bombard; and complete game editor and scenario support, including feudal Japan and World War II unit packs, that will allow players to create scenarios from any time period.

The first opportunity for press to see Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play The World in action will be May 22 - 24, 2002 at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. Additional information on Sid Meier's Civilization III and the Play The World expansion may be obtained at the official website.

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