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Firaxis Announces New PC Titles, First Civ IV Expansion
8:27 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

Yesterday Firaxis Games announced three new PC game titles including Civilization IV: Warlords, the first expansion pack for the popular turn based strategy game. The expansion introduces six new scenarios which focus on some of history's greatest military leaders. Players will have the chance to change history with the help of new powerful "warlord" units.

Since its October 2005 release, Sid Meier's Civilization IV has sold over a million units worldwide and was named both PC and Strategy Game of the Year by GameSpot. The expansion pack is loaded with new civilizations, new leaders and more units, resources and wonders that can be used in both single and multiplayer games.
Also announced was a return to the Railroad Tycoon franchise with Sid Meier's Railroads! which puts players on track to building their own railroad empire. The game will feature a variety of scenarios offering the chance to handle all aspects of the rail business, as well as the opportunity to go head to head with other humans online or over a LAN.
"We're thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this game back home," said Sid Meier, Director of Creative Development for Firaxis Games. "Railroads is near and dear to our hearts and we're looking forward to delivering the endlessly fun gameplay experience fans of our games have come to expect."
The final announced title is CivCity: Rome, a new city building strategy game inspired by the Civilization series. Developed by Firefly Studios, in collaboration with Firaxis, CC:R will allow players to attempt to recreate the glory of the Roman empire by transforming a small settlement into a mighty imperial city. Promising "the most detailed look at Roman life ever depicted on a computer screen," the game will offer hundreds of different building types to construct.
"We're very excited to be teaming up with the talented folks at Firefly," said Steve Martin, President of Firaxis Games. "The teams at Firefly and Firaxis have worked hard to ensure that CivCity: Rome has the same depth and quality that gamers have come to expect from a Firaxis title."

"Firefly has a long history with the city building genre," added Simon Bradbury, Director at Firefly Studios. "CivCity: Rome is our latest take on the theme, and with the influence of Civilization, it's certain to be the best yet."
Civilization IV for the Mac should be available soon from Aspyr Media. There is no word yet on the possibility of Civ IV: Warlords, Sid Meier's Railroads!, or CivCity: Rome also making their way to the Mac. Keep an eye on IMG for more information as it becomes available.

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