I recall a previous post here which we told you it was on its way, this morning Aspyr Media confirms the news that it is bringing Civilization V to the Mac, just in time for Christmas.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V for Mac is the latest entry from the flagship turn-based strategy franchise. This is Aspyr’s biggest release this year, and it is being made in partnership with 2K Games.

Developed by Firaxis Games, Sid Meier’s Civilization V reinvigorates the classic turn-based strategy genre with an “astonishing new engine”. There’s an entirely new combat system, deeper diplomatic interactions and a host of expanded features designed to create a “fully immersive experience”, Aspyr said. (As someone who has lost many hours to various iterations of this game, that claim scares me).

In Civilization games, players must build and defend their empire in order to become the greatest ruler the world has ever known.

“The Civilization franchise is a fan-favorite and one of the best-selling Mac games ever. We are thrilled to be able to participate in this newest version and bring Mac gamers this native experience so close to the PC launch,” says Ted Staloch, Aspyr Media’s Executive Vice President.

Features include:

Hexagonal tiles that allow for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for
players to explore as they expand their empire.
A brand new engine which orchestrates a spectacular visual experience that brings players closer to the Civ
experience than ever before, 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 that feel massive as armies dominate the landscape, and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before.
The addition of ranged bombardment that allows weapons to be fired from behind the front lines, and
challenges players to develop clever new strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield.

There’s even a Twitter account for die-hard fans of this games genre.

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