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Old 07-11-2010, 08:30 AM   #1
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Civilization V Special Edition Announced


2K Games has announced the Special Edition of Firaxis Games' upcoming strategy game, Sid Meier's Civilization V.

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New York, NY - July 9, 2010 - 2K Games announced today the Sid Meier's Civilization® V Special Edition, a robust retail package that contains collectable items and exclusive access to behind-the scenes content, will be available starting September 21, 2010 alongside the standard retail edition in North America for $99.99. In development at 2K's world-renowned Firaxis Games studio, Sid Meier's Civilization V is the next entry to the original turn-based strategy franchise that reinvents the addictive "just one more turn" formula with a plethora of exciting new additions and enhancements.

In addition to a copy of the highly anticipated game, the following elements are included in the Civilization V Special Edition:
  • 5 metal figurines based on units from Civilization V, manufactured by Reaper Miniatures
  • 2-disc CD soundtrack of game score selections
  • DVD "Behind-the-Scenes at Firaxis on Civilization V"
  • 176-page hardcover art book
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New York, NY - July 9, 2010 - 2K Games announced today the Sid Meier's Civilization® V Special Edition, a robust retail package that contains collectable items and exclusive access to behind-the scenes content, will be available starting September 21, 2010 alongside the standard retail edition in North America for $99.99. In development at 2K's world-renowned Firaxis Games studio, Sid Meier's Civilization V is the next entry to the original turn-based strategy franchise that reinvents the addictive "just one more turn" formula with a plethora of exciting new additions and enhancements.

In addition to a copy of the highly anticipated game, the following elements are included in the Civilization V Special Edition:
  • 5 metal figurines based on units from Civilization V, manufactured by Reaper Miniatures
  • 2-disc CD soundtrack of game score selections
  • DVD "Behind-the-Scenes at Firaxis on Civilization V"
  • 176-page hardcover art book
Civilization V takes this definitive strategy game series in new directions with the introduction of hexagon tiles allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire. The brand new engine orchestrates a spectacular visual experience that brings players closer to the Civ experience than ever, featuring fully animated leaders interacting with players from a screen-filling diplomatic scene and speaking in their native language for the first time. Wars between empires feel massive as armies dominate the landscape and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before. The addition of ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from behind the front lines, challenging players to develop clever new strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield. In addition to the new gameplay features debuting in Civilization V, an extensive suite of community, modding and multiplayer elements will also make an appearance.

Civilization V took the world by storm during E3 2010, earning numerous awards from the industry's top writers, including Best Strategy Game (E3 Critics Awards), Best Strategy Game (IGN.com), Best Strategy Game (Machinima), Best PC Game (Game Informer.com), Best Strategy Game (Game Informer.com), Best Strategy Game (1UP.com) and more.

Sid Meier's Civilization V is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.civilization5.com
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:31 AM   #3
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I like the five metal figurines. It would be nice if more special/collector's editions came with metal figurines.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:48 AM   #4
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I'm such a whore, i think i may actually buy this.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:59 AM   #5
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Uh... double the price??? Make it $20 or $30 more, but $50 is asking too much.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:10 AM   #6
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Is that a.....mech? Interesting.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:28 AM   #7
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Uh... double the price??? Make it $20 or $30 more, but $50 is asking too much.
I guess you don't understand how much a hardcover art book and metal figurines normally cost by themselves...
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Is that a.....mech? Interesting.
That caught my eye too. Interesting indeed.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:33 PM   #9
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I guess you don't understand how much a hardcover art book and metal figurines normally cost by themselves...
I guess you have no idea what you're talking about...
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:36 PM   #10
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heh Pretty cool, but a little pricey. heh Just have too many gaming expenses in that release area... Think I'll have to regrettably pass it up. Two games trumps a game and collectibles, and I'm a guy who loves collectibles.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:40 PM   #11
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Yet another CE to through on the pile. I look to have a massive eBay auction when I retire. I have 30 or so CE's still in shrink wrap that I never opened going back to Planescape: Torment.
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I have a really interesting idea. How about in these collectors editions give us a REAL manual??? One that meticulously diagrams the tech tree, the units, etc. If this collectors edition included that, I would buy it in a heatbeat, even at $100. I am sorry, but its one of the most overlooked things these days. I know its "wasteful" and the Civopedia works very well, but if I am willing to shell out the bucks for it, then give me a REAL manual.

I think part of the reason I enjoyed some of the old games like Simcity, SimFarm, Falcon, LHX Attack Chopper, Mechwarrior, etc. was that they had such rich and indepth manuals. I may still end up buying this collection just because of my rabid fanboism for all things Sid/Civ, but in the future please give us REAL manuals, not just the shitty little install booklet that is in a DVD case.
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As fond as I am of the series, and like what I ve heard of the design changes, im still gonna need a demo to convince me.
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I have a really interesting idea. How about in these collectors editions give us a REAL manual??? One that meticulously diagrams the tech tree, the units, etc. If this collectors edition included that, I would buy it in a heatbeat, even at $100. I am sorry, but its one of the most overlooked things these days. I know its "wasteful" and the Civopedia works very well, but if I am willing to shell out the bucks for it, then give me a REAL manual.

I think part of the reason I enjoyed some of the old games like Simcity, SimFarm, Falcon, LHX Attack Chopper, Mechwarrior, etc. was that they had such rich and indepth manuals. I may still end up buying this collection just because of my rabid fanboism for all things Sid/Civ, but in the future please give us REAL manuals, not just the shitty little install booklet that is in a DVD case.
Civ IV CE came with a huge fucking spiral bound manual, nearly 200 pages long. As well as a gigantic ass tech-tree and unit diagram (depending on which side it was on)
Warlords also came with a 120 page manual.

I used to have the CIV IV tech-tree on my wall until it got outdated by the other two expansions. (I just opened up my lovely little Civ IV "book" and checked these out)
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Not interested. Civ III CE was one of the last PC game CEs I bought. I think the very last was Sacred 2 CE.
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Agreed, I haven't been interested in playing another Civ since Civ 3.
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Agreed, I haven't been interested in playing another Civ since Civ 3.
Civ IV was the superior Civilization game. Superior to all other civilization games, and therefore, almost any other game ever made.
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Civ IV was the superior Civilization game. Superior to all other civilization games, and therefore, almost any other game ever made.
Agreed.

I really liked how my religion spread and took over the world.

Did that just put me on an FBI/ATF watch list?
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Civ IV was the superior Civilization game. Superior to all other civilization games, and therefore, almost any other game ever made.
One game to rule them all.
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