Firaxis Games has completed work on the Civilization III multiplayer expansion pack, Play The World. It will go on sale in the US next Friday, November 1st. Play The World fires a barrage of multiplayer options into the Civ arena, including traditional, turn-based and simultaneous move games, mini-games including Regicide, Elimination and Capture The Flag (which can be completed in less than an hour) and a new Turnless mode which creates a fast-paced worldwide Civilization environment for players to compete in. Eight new civilisations are also included with new leaders and unique units, new features like outposts, airfields and radar towers, and Play The World also adds new interface controls; auto bombard, rally points, stacked movement and streamlined espionage. Capping things off is an enhanced game editor.
On the whole, it sounds like a feast for fans of Civilization III, which received immense acclaim when it appeared late last year.
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