Prepare for global domination using just your mobile phone, as Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 has been announced and will be come to iOS devices early next month. This time around, Firaxis Games has developed Civilization Revolution 2 from the ground up specifically for mobile devices, placing emphasis on mobile graphics and controls.
This new installment gives players the familiar task of guiding a new civilization to future world domination and success. Players can earn victories through their military, culture, economy or scientific advancements. To win by military, players will have to capture every other civilization on the map and hold it for one full turn. For a cultural victory, a civilization would have to obtain 20 great persons, wonders and/or converted cities, and then build a Nations wonder. For an economical victory, players need to acquire 20,000 gold and build a World Bank. Finally, for a technological win, a civilization has to build a space ship and be the first to reach Alpha Centauri. The game, which is turn-based like its predecessors, will feature the same world leaders as precious games, including Napoleon Bonaparte, Genghis Khan, and Abraham Lincoln. Each turn represents a passing of several years within the game, with 100 years passing each turn at first and decreasing to just two years by the end of the game.
The original Civilization Revolution was a simplified version of the classic Civilization series that was released in 2008 for Xbox Live and the North American PlayStation Store. The game generally received positive reviews by critics, and even earned GameSpot and OXM’s editor’s choice awards. OXM also awarded it with Strategy Game of the Year for 2008. The iOS version was released by 2K Games in August 2009, but multiplayer support was not added until nearly three years later, on February 21, 2013.
Civilization Revolution 2 will be released on July 2 for iOS, with the Android version following sometime later (although we don’t have a release window yet). Firaxis showed off another Civilization game at E3 2014, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, which will release sometime in the fall.