For all you Civilization fans like myself out there, the special edition version of Civilization V will be hitting shelves on September 21, 2010 for $99.99. That may sound a bit steep, but you get quite a lot with the package. If it’s too much for you to spend, there will also be a standard edition hitting shelves on the same day.
The “Special Edition” will include:
- 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
- Copy of the game
From the Press Release:
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.