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Conquer the World in the Palm of Your Hand with Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution for iPhone and iPod touch

August 10, 2009

Conquer the World in the Palm of Your Hand with Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution for iPhone and iPod

2K Games and the gaming industry's leading strategy developer, Firaxis Games, introduce the award-winning Civilization franchise to iPhone and iPod touch gamers at a special introductory price

2K Games announced today that Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch. Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution for iPhone and iPod touch contains hundreds of hours of gameplay from veteran game developer Firaxis Games. As a special offer for fans, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution is available for the introductory price of $4.99 for the first 48 hours before it moves to its standard price of $9.99.

"Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution was a big success for us last year on the consoles and handheld systems," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "Now, the iPhone platform gives us the opportunity to introduce an entirely new audience to the addictive gameplay of the Civilization® franchise."

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution for iPhone and iPod touch brings Civilization Revolution's renowned gameplay, including 16 playable civilizations, multiple difficulty levels, an integrated tutorial and more to mobile users. The iPhone version features new graphics and an entirely new gesture-based interface that takes advantage of the power of the platform.

"We're thrilled to deliver our signature strategy game on such an exciting and dynamic platform," said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games, and lead designer on Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution. "We choose platforms based on where we feel consumers will have the best gameplay experience with our titles, and the iPhone allows us to introduce this gameplay to mobile consumers - new and old."

As one of the most respected franchises in the gaming industry, the Civilization series has sold more than 9 million units worldwide. In 1991, Sid Meier put computer gaming on the map when he first delivered Civilization to the PC gaming world, launching the "God Game" genre and creating one of the most award-winning and addictive strategy series of all time. Built specifically for console and handheld systems, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution features the franchise's fastest pick-up-and-play action to date and still honors the most beloved elements from the core series: strategic global reign and encounters with history's most intrepid leaders.

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available in North America via Apple's App Store for $4.99 for the first 48 hours and $9.99 thereafter. iTunes® users can visit www.civilizationrevolution.com/iphone/ to purchase this version of the game*. For more information, please visit www.civilizationrevolution.com/iphone

*The iTunes application is required to link to the purchase website.

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