2K Games Announces Sid Meiers Civilization IV: Colonization for Games for Windows

June 9, 2008

2K Games Announces Sid Meier’s Civilization
IV: Colonization for Games for Windows

Sid Meier’s Classic Colonization is recreated
as a new stand-alone title in the Civilization IV universe

2K Games announced today that Sid Meier’s
Civilization IV: Colonization, the next offering in the award-winning
Civilization IV universe, is currently in development at 2K’s world-renowned
Firaxis Games development studio. Conceived from the ground up to take advantage
of the Civilization IV engine, Colonization will be available fall 2008
exclusively for Games for Windows.

“We’ve received many requests from fans over the
years to bring back Colonization and now seemed to be the perfect time to do
that,” said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games. “The
Civilization IV engine provided a fantastic foundation for a new Colonization
experience and allowed us to create something great for both new players and
long time fans of the game.”

In Colonization, players lead one of four
European nations on a quest to conquer and rule the New World. Players will be
challenged to guide their people from the oppressive motherland, discover the
New World, and negotiate, trade and fight with both the natives and other
nations as they acquire power and fight for freedom and independence.

As a complete reimagining of the 1994 classic,
Colonization is a total conversion of Civilization IV that combines
Civilization’s addictive “just one more turn” gameplay with all-new graphics and
features that add more depth to the franchise. New features, such as a brand-new
interface, improved diplomacy options and the included modding tools ensure that
Colonization will be the next great title from gaming’s premier strategy game

Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization for
Games for Windows will be available fall 2008 and has not yet been rated by the
ESRB. For more information, please visit


* Colonization does not require the original
Civilization IV product in order to be played.