The good men of 2K Games have just sent us these sparkling new screens of their forthcoming city builder, CivCity: Rome.
The game is inspired by Sid Meier's Civilization and is being developed by Take 2/2K?s in-house studio Firaxis Games in collaboration with Firefly Studios, the acclaimed creators of the Stronghold franchise.
In the game you will be able to recreate the mighty, imperial glory of Rome by building up a small settlement into a mighty colonial city, with gladiatorial schools, lavishly-equipped amphitheatres, the circus maximus, legionnaire forts, weapons workshops and, without a doubt, plenty of Romanesque pillars. You know, the kind you see in front of nouveau riche posh houses in upmarket areas of Leeds.
According to Christoph Hartmann, Managing Director of 2K Games, the collaboration between Firaxis and Firefly is ?unprecedented? and ?will allow gamers to see the world of ancient Rome unfold before their eyes.
Simon Bradbury, Director at Firefly Studios, added: "Firefly has a long history with the city building genre. CivCity: Rome is our latest take on the theme, and with the influence of Civilization, it's certain to be the best yet."
CivCity: Rome is due out on PC, later this summer. Watch this space for further ancient city-building sim updates.