Civilization V Gets Special Treatment


Sid Meier’s Civilization V Special Edition is claimed to be a robust retail package that contains collectable items and exclusive access to behind-the scenes content, which will be available starting September 24, 2010.

In development at 2K’s 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 range of 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 and 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 strategy game series in new directions with the introduction of hexagon tiles allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire., claims the developer 2K Games.

The new engine features 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 has earned numerous awards including: Best Strategy Game (E3 Critics Awards), Best Strategy Game (, Best Strategy Game (Machinima), Best PC Game (Game, Best Strategy Game (Game and Best Strategy Game (