2K Announces Sid Meier’s Civilization Chronicles Box Set
-- In Time for the Holidays, 2K Rolls Out the Most Comprehensive Civilization Collection Ever Made --
New York, NY - September 7, 2006 - 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and the Company’s world-renowned development studio Firaxis Games, today announced Sid Meier’s Civilization Chronicles for PC, the definitive Civilization collector’s edition.
With more than six million units sold, Sid Meier’s strategy and simulation-driven Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest gaming franchises of all time, and now for the first time, the entire series is compiled in one behemoth package. The set will include: Sid Meier’s Civilization I, Sid Meier’s Civilization II, Civilization II: Fantastic Worlds, Civilization II: Conflicts in Civilization, Civilization II: Test of Time, Sid Meier’s Civilization III, Sid Meier’s Civilization III: Play the World, Sid Meier’s Civilization III: Conquests and Sid Meier’s Civilization IV.
The Civilization series has a long and critically acclaimed lineage and Sid Meier’s Civilization Chronicles is a showcase of Sid Meier’s brilliant franchise that will include extras and additions that fans will love:
* Civilization: The Card Game: An original tabletop card game designed by Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson, featuring more than 250 custom cards and rules based on Civilization IV.
* The Chronicles of Civilization: A 96-page book containing the history of Civilization, as told through interviews with past Civilization designers, an interview with Sid Meier and lead designer Soren Johnson, an article by journalist and author Steven L. Kent on the significance of the series in the computer gaming industry, and other original literature.
* Video DVD: DVD content includes a detailed presentation by lead designer Soren Johnson and artist Dorian Newcomb about the creation of Civilization IV, complemented by gameplay footage of every iteration of the game, game trailers from the Civilization series and more.
* Even more! Other exciting extras for fans and newcomers alike include printed tech tree posters from each game, wallpaper images, podcast MP3s and more!
Sid Meier’s Civilization Chronicles for PC will be released this October for an MSRP of $69.99. For more information please visit http://www.civilization.com.
About Sid Meier’s Civilization Franchise:
Created by industry legend Sid Meier in 1991, Civilization instantly set the standard and defined a new genre of empire-building strategy games. An addictive blend of building, exploration, discovery and conquest, the original Civilization is still recognized as one of the greatest games of all time, and Civilization IV was named 2005’s PC Strategy Game of the Year.
Firaxis Games is one of the world’s premier game development studios, and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of the most successful and award-winning computer and video games on the market today including; 2005 PC Game of the Year - Sid Meier’s Civilization IV®, the recently released expansion Civilization IV®: Warlords, Sid Meier’s Pirates! ® (PC and Xbox), the blockbuster Sid Meier’s Civilization III ® series, and Sid Meier’s SimGolf ®. Firaxis legacy titles include the Sid Meier’s Civil War Series! ® (Gettysburg!, Antietam!, and South Mountain), and the Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri ® series. In 2005, Firaxis Games was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., joining its 2K publishing label. The company is currently developing Sid Meier’s Railroads!, a re-imagined version of Sid Meier’s 1987 classic, Railroad Tycoon. The new title will be released in October 2006.
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