Quite honestly, I don’t normally care much for April Fools’ Day jokes. But I must admit, I did chuckle just a little when this press release from 2K made its way to my inbox:
April 1, 2010 – 2K Games announced today a new game mode in Sid Meier’s Civilization® V, the upcoming turn-based strategy game from Firaxis Games. Should normal diplomacy or military might fail to resolve conflicts between empires, Extreme Diplomacy would allow two world leaders to enter a death match and fight to the finish, using special attacks and finishing moves. Two world leaders enter; one world leader leaves. The victor will obtain complete control of the challenger’s world empire.
An Uber Edition of Sid Meier’s Civilization V will include an optional eight-button joystick to bring the classic fighting arcade game feel to these Extreme Diplomacy battles. Additionally, each world leader will have unique special attacks and finishing moves, including:
• George Washington’s Uncle Slam Attack
• Oda Nobunaga’s Tsunami Train Attack
• Otto von Bismarck’s Hurricane Helmet Spike Attack
• Ramesses II’s Phalanx of the Leopard Army
• Montezuma’s Revenge of the Aztec Army
• Napoleon’s Complex Military Strike
In addition to the introduction of hexagon tiles allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire, Extreme Diplomacy gives Sid Meier’s Civilization V players yet another way to take over empires and conquer the world.
For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization V for Windows PC, or on how to school fools in a bitter mano-a-mano duel to the death, please visit www.civilization.com.
I don’t know about you, but I think it could spice things up a bit.