Civilization 5 Release Dated

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 11, 2010 6:20am PDT Sid Meier's Civilization V will be released in North America on September 21, publisher 2K Games announced today, then will invade the rest of the world on September 24.

Made by Civilization IV and Civilization Revolution developer Firaxis Games, Civ V refreshes the celebrated turn-based strategy series with a hex-based grid, "a heightened tactical combat system; vast, realistic landscapes to explore; deeper diplomatic interactions; and an array of expanded features."

Hitting PC, Civilization V will use Valve's Steamworks for DRM plus "auto-updating, Steam Achievements, downloadable content, multiplayer matchmaking and more."

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  • "...and in other news.. nerds around the world seem to have gone missing... nobody is quite sure what happened but some time around September 21st or the 22nd 'nerds' around the world stopped showing up for work and haunting their usual Dunkin Donuts shops. It's been about a week now and the world is beginning to suffer from their absense. Computers and laptops around the world are no longer being repaired... sales of kleenex and Doritos have plummeted... web and applications servers around the world have crashed because nobody is around to reboot them. The US is hinging on a national disaster. Employers have discovered signs on some of the missing 'nerds' desks reading things such as 'gone to play Civilization - see you next year' but nobody is quite sure what this means. Experts claim it's a movement to overthrow the government... others say the 'nerds' are actually aliens from an alien "civilization" and have returned to their homeworld. The story only escalated on Saturday when one such 'nerd' was found wondering the streets aimlessly with a dazed look on his face, obviously deprived of food and water for at least a week.. he was incoherent and mumbling something about betrayal and trade agreements and civil wars... government scientists are studying the man now and believe they HAVE found evidence of anal probing... stay tuned to FOX NEWS to get the latest on this national disaster we have come to call "Civilization Day"...