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Aspyr Media Ships Sid Meier's Civilization: Colonization for Mac

January 4, 2010

ASPYR MEDIA SHIPS SID MEIER ’S CIVILIZATION IV ®: COLONIZATIONFOR MAC

AUSTIN , TX – Aspyr Media has shipped Sid Meier’s Civilization IV®: Colonization™ to North American retailers. Released in partnership with 2K Games, a division of 2K, a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO ), Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization is the fifth addition to the enormously popular Sid Meier’s Civilization IV franchise on the Mac.

Developed by Firaxis Games, creators of the award-winning Civilization franchise, Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization adds an entirely new scenario to the ever-evolving world of Civilization®. In Colonization, players lead one of four European nations on a quest to colonize and thrive in the New World. Players are challenged to guide their people from the oppressive motherland; discover the New World; and negotiate, trade and fight as they acquire power and battle for their freedom and independence. Colonization is built on the award-winning Civilization IV engine, providing the beautiful visuals, famously addictive gameplay and endless fun that are synonymous with Sid Meier strategy games.

Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization does not require the original Civilization IV game to play.

Features:
  • Improved Diplomacy: Sustain peace and support your followers as you engage in advanced negotiations with natives, other colonists and the hostile homeland—Trade resources, gold and land as you build the foundation for a self-sufficient and powerful colony.
  • Brand New Interface: Both Civilization IV fans and players new to the series will feel right at home with an interface that Firaxis has built to be accessible and easy to navigate.
  • Multiplayer Offers Endless Replay Value: Compete with friends from all over the world via the Internet and LAN modes, offering endless ways to conquer the New World.
  • Detailed Tutorial Guides Players In Their Conquest: Civilization IV: Colonization will provide an enhanced tutorial that will help both fans of the game and brand new players on their way to ruling the New World.

Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization is rated “E10+” by the ESRB for Everyone 10 and older. For more information or to purchase your copy today, please visit http://www.aspyr.com. For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization please visit www.civilization.com

About Firaxis Games
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 expansions Civilization IV: Warlords®, and Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword™, the blockbuster Sid Meier’s Civilization® III series, Sid Meier’s Pirates!® (PC, Xbox® and PSP ®), Sid Meier’s SimGolf™ and Sid Meier’s Railroads!™. 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 recently released Sid Meier’s Civilization® Revolution™ for console and handheld platforms and Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization™ for Windows PCs to great critical acclaim.

About Aspyr Media
Aspyr Media, Inc. is a leading video game publisher that creates, packages and delivers fun to millions around the world. Hailing from Austin, Texas USA , Aspyr strives relentlessly to ensure a quality experience for consumers and industry partners.

To fall more deeply in love with Aspyr and its amazing line of products, visit www.aspyr.com and see just how much fun you can legally have.

For Aspyr Media Inquiries, please contact:
Elizabeth Howard
Aspyr Media
512.879.5914
elizabeth@aspyr.com

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