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CivCity: Rome on the way

It's 'inspired by' Civilization.

2K Games has announced that CivCity: Rome, a city building strategy game inspired by Sid Meier's Civilization, is currently in development for the PC.

The game is being produced by Firefly Studios - the company behind the Stronghold series - together with Firaxis Games. According to 2K Games, it will offer "the most detailed look at Roman life ever depicted on a computer screen," though of course they would say that.

You'll start off with a small settlement, building it up until you've got yourself a huge imperial city. You can construct amphitheatres, legionnaire forts, weapons workshops, circuses and even schools for gladiators, amongst all manner of other stuff. And then set fire to it and start fiddling. Possibly.

CivCity: Rome is out this summer. In the meantime, why not take a look at these nice screenshots.