The Civilization franchise will be getting yet another addition — apparently some fans couldn’t leave well enough alone and were demanding a remake of Colonization, Sid Meier’s 1994 title, and luckily enough, a remake is exactly what they shall have.
Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization is set for a fall 2008 release and promises to bring back Colonization as a total conversion of Civ4. Colonization will be a stand-alone title with a brand-new interface, improved diplomacy options as well as modding tools. The game allows the players to choose one of four European nations to command on a quest to conquer and hopefully rule the New World.
According to Meier, the time to bring back Colonization couldn’t be better, “The Civilization IV engine provided a fantastic foundation for a new Colonization experience and allowed us to create something great for both new players and long time fans of the game.”
With all the Civilization titles and add-ons we’ve seen in the past several years, one thing’s for sure – there’s good money in conquering nations.
[See also: Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization gallery]