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Sid Meier’s Civilization® V: Campaign Edition Available Now on the Mac App Store

June 7, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas Aspyr Media, Inc. announced today that Sid Meier’s Civilization® V: Campaign Editionis now available on the Mac App Store, joining Aspyr’s catalog of top Mac app titles such as Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare &trade, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic, and more. Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Campaign Edition for Mac, which is exclusive to the Mac App Store, offers the features and functionality of the single-player campaign of Sid Meier’s Civilization V. Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Campaign Edition comes with the additional Babylon Civilization Pack and the ruler Nebuchadnezzar II, which were previously available for purchase as downloadable content. Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Campaign Edition will support additional downloadable content as in-app purchases with the release of Apple’s Lion OS.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Campaign Edition for Mac reinvigorates the classic turn-based strategy genre with an astonishing new engine built from the ground-up for this flagship edition of the Civilizationfranchise. Developed by Firaxis Games, players are introduced to a heightened tactical combat system; vast, realistic landscapes to explore; deeper diplomatic interactions; and an array of expanded features that deliver a fully immersive experience providing hours of entertainment as players build and defend their empire on their quest to become the greatest ruler the world has ever known.

    Features:

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V introduces 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 featuring fully animated leaders interacting with players from a screen-filling diplomatic scene and speaking in their native language for the first time.
  • Successful diplomacy will depend on players carefully managing relationships with other leaders, trading items and land, plying them with gold, and deciding if they are friend or foe.
  • Expanded visuals and immersive audio invite would-be kings to take up the reigns of power and forge a mighty empire. Sid Meier’s Civilization V Mac offers a limitless variety of vast, realistic and diverse landscapes for players.
  • An intuitive interface eases both new players and Civ veterans into the game. Guided by a set of trusted advisors who will explain game functionality and provide counsel for significant decisions.
  • 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.
  • Write your own epic story each time you play. Choose one of eighteen historical civilizations to lead from the stone-age to the space age on your quest to build the world's most powerful empire.
  • As King of Babylon, gamers will be able to expand their empire with advanced Babylonian Bowmen to rightfully earn the title of Nebuchadnezzar the Great.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Campaign Edition on the Mac App Store has a 9+ rating. For more information or to order your copy today please visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/civilization-v-campaign-edition/id439924718?mt=12. To get the Mac App Store, download the Mac OS X v10.6.7 Software Update or visit www.apple.com/mac/app-store.

About Aspyr Media Aspyr Media, Inc. is a leading video game publisher that specializes in bringing the best in gaming to the Mac. Hailing from Austin, Texas, USA, Aspyr strives relentlessly to ensure a quality experience for consumers and industry partners. Aspyr’s online digital and retail store GameAgent.com is a leading provider of PC and Mac digital downloads. Exclusive downloadable titles and a diverse selection of boxed products make GameAgent.com a #1 Mac gaming destination. To fall more deeply in love with Aspyr and its amazing line of products, visit www.aspyr.com and www.gameagent.com to see just how much fun you can legally have.

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: Sid Meier’s Civilization® Revolution™ for console, iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad® and Nintendo DS, 2005 PC Game of the Year - Sid Meier’s Civilization IV® , the expansions Civilization IV: Warlords® , Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword™ , and Civilization IV: Colonization™ , 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 has just released Sid Meier’s Civilization® V for the PC to great critical acclaim and is currently developing Sid Meier’s Civilization® World™ for Facebook.

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  • pr@aspyr.com
  • gameagent@aspyr.com

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