It looks like it’s about that time for us to get another CivRev. This morning, 2K Games announced that the sequel to Civilization Revolution was on the way to iOS on July 2 with an Android release to follow.
In the press release, publisher 2K and developer Firaxis revealed that Civilization Revolution 2 was being developed exclusively for mobile. I wouldn’t confuse “developed exclusively for” with “only coming to” — 2K will hopefully port the simplified Civ to consoles and handhelds.
The first Civilization Revolution, released in 2008, streamlined many of the controls and objectives for the long-lived strategy game, making it more accessible to move units and navigate the map for newcomers. While it lacked some of the depth and complexity of the main series, it still caught the essence of what has worked for Civ all these years: conquest, diplomacy, and building roads. It was genuinely surprising how well the interface worked on the 360 and was maybe one of the most addictive titles on the 3DS.
From the press release:
Civilization Revolution 2 is the first Civilization game to be developed exclusively for mobile platforms, delivering high-impact graphics and new gameplay and controls that capitalize on the mobile technology advancements since the original Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution launched more than five years ago. The game will combine the core tactical elements of the series with intuitive controls and a friendly user interface – designed specifically for mobile gamers on touch-pad devices. Civilization fans will also recognize the 16 historical leaders found in the first game, including Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi and Napoleon, alongside leaders such as Churchill and Kennedy, who are making their appearance in the series for the first time.
The original Civilization Revolution, designed by Firaxis Games in 2008, was a watershed game for console and handheld systems and brought to iPhone in 2009. In 2010, the title was optimized for Apple’s high-definition iPad and has since achieved an average rating of 4/5 stars among iOS users. Staying true to the series, Civilization Revolution 2 will allow players to lead a civilization from the dawn of man to the modern age, and go head-to-head with history’s most intrepid leaders as they wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known in a race for ultimate supremacy.
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