April Fools: Civilization V to have “Extreme Diplomacy” mode

Civilization V is coming later this year, and with it, a few improvements to please the masses: better graphics, a new hexagonal tile system. Now comes word of a new mode, “Extreme Diplomacy”. And if you think that means your world leaders will have the option to be really, really nice to each other, you’re wrong! Nope, Civilization V is getting all hardcore on us. Extreme Diplomacy mode brings hand to hand combat into the mix. When military force and normal diplomacy fail, players will now have the option to send the two world leaders into the ring. Two enter, only one leaves.

Additionally, a deluxe edition of Civilization V will have special attacks and finishing moves for the new mode, including George Washington’s Wooden Tooth Chomp Attack, Cleopatra’s Phalanx of the Leopard Army, Genghis Khan’s Arrow Shower from the Mongol Bow, and more. The deluxe edition will also come with an eight button arcade style joystick for use with the game, for a “classic fighting arcade game feel” during Extreme Diplomacy battles.

Civilization V comes to PC Fall 2010.

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.

A deluxe 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 Diplomacybattles. Additionally, each world leader will have unique special attacks and finishing moves, including:

• George Washington’s Wooden Tooth Chomp Attack
• Otto von Bismarck’s Hurricane Helmet Spike Attack
• Cleopatra’s Phalanx of the Leopard Army
• Genghis Khan’s Arrow Shower from the Mongol Bow
• Julius Caesar’s Reverse Assassination

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 Diplomacygives 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, please visit www.civilization.com .

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