Civilization 3 announced

Infogrames today announced Sid Meier's Civilization III, the third installment in this popular strategy game. Developed by Firaxis, Civilization III "promises to take discovery, building, diplomacy and conquest to new heights, with a multitude of new features that build on and enrich the Civilization experience." The game will be released in November 2001. Read the article for screens & details.
Civilization is one of the most celebrated strategy game series ever created. With over four million units sold, this addictive, enthralling empire-building game lets you match wits against history's greatest leaders as you build and rule an empire to stand the test of time. Sid Meier's Civilization III promises to take discovery, building, diplomacy and conquest to new heights, with a multitude of new features that build on and enrich the Civilization experience. Game Features - New ways to win: diplomatic finesse, cultural domination & economic might. - New combat options of leaders, armies, air missions, bombardment siege, conscription and withdrawal from battle. - Enhanced trade system complete with trade routes and commodities to trade. - Greatly expanded diplomacy with a conversational interface and a "bargaining table". - Strategic resources to secure to build specific units. - More powerful tools to build and manage your empire. - New concepts of culture, nationality and arts fully integrated into gameplay. - New wonders, technologies and Civilization-specific units. - Innovative multiplayer. - The most polished, cutting-edge animations, graphics and sound ever found in the genre. - Streamlined, more accessible interface featuring Shadow playTM tutorials