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New Xbox LIVE games for Windows Phone: Sid Meier’s Pirates & Civilization Revolution

WP Central

Good news for those of you who enjoy Sid Meier’s work on lush and detailed strategy games, we'll be getting not one but two offerings sporting his name:

  • “Civilization Revolution” (2K) – Award winning Sid Meier’s “Civilization Revolution” is coming to Windows Phone! Build, Discover, Rule the world.
  • Pirates!” – Sid Meier’s “Pirates!” is an exciting high-seas adventure overflowing with intense pirate action and a treasure chest of gameplay riches!

Those titles should be familiar to those who indulge in strategy games as they are both ports from other systems, but that shouldn't stop the excitement as they are considered to be solid games.

Pirates! is already available on Xbox 360 (since 2005) so you can go ahead and try that now to get an idea for the game. The original Pirates! goes back to 1987 but was re-released and updated in 2004 and it is still getting ported to new platforms (including the iPad). It's your normal sail around the world, engage in battles and grab some booty game.

Civilization Revolution, known as the game Meier's "always wanted to make", is widely available on multiple platforms and continues the Civilization/empire building turn-based-strategy stylings of previous games in the same series.

No word on release dates but we imagine it will be sometime this Spring, giving Windows Phone users plenty of options and some skilled strategy gaming.

Source: Major Nelson; Thanks, Daniel G., for the tip



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Ton77 says:

Yay! Would love online multiplayer for Xbox live and indie games soon...

schlubadub says:

Holy crap... That's awesome! I played Pirates! constantly when I was a kid (on c64 and later the amiga). I bought the PC re-release when that came out and have played it heaps too. The same for the Civs... Played them all for ridiculous amounts of time from the very first one! Hopefully the mobile versions will be good :)

Wow! This is great news :)

JPDVM2014 says:

Yes! I can't wait for these!

Humhead says:

Civilization Revolution is great on the XBOX and Ipad.  Going to love to play it on my phone. 

rfso says:

Wow, that's great!
I still need my space esque fix, hope they port or make a mobile version of Halo Wars :)

I wish you hadn't said that... I didn't know what I was missing but now I want halo wars really badly. LOL

Renigade16 says:

Ah I don't k or if I should thank or curse you lol. But now I know what's been missing in my gaming life a new Halo Wars.

nrask7 says:

Consider them bought!!!!

beej says:

Civilization Revolution would be sweet! I'll be buying this as soon as it comes out. :)

Renigade16 says:

OMG! I can't wait to play Civ on my phone =D

These will be awesome arrrplications......

jhoff80 says:

They're killing me, Civ on my phone will take away any spare time I would otherwise have around the office.  Glad it's Revolution on the phone at least, and not Civ5, because simplified works better on the phone, and Civ5 takes days to play. Hopefully, it'll have multiplayer, like they announced for Carcassone. 

This is good news/bad news...
Good news: I looooove CivRev and still play it heavily this many years later on the Xbox360.
Bad news: If my wife sees me playing this not only at home but now in the car (or under the sheets in bed), she'll probably kill me with my own phone...
WP7 - it was good to know you while I did
Me - RIP

"“Pirates!” – Available now on Windows Phone, Sid Meier’s “Pirates!” is an exciting high-seas adventure overflowing with intense pirate action and a treasure chest of gameplay riches! "
It seems to me like Pirates! is going to be available sooner rather than later. I hope that "available now" means today, although I'm probably wrong.

Giddora says:

I cant wait!

johnmcd348 says:

That's great.  I've been really,REALLY missing games like this for the WP7.  I loved Age of Empires and played it for hours on my WM devices through the years.

xxYetterxx says:

Very good news for sure. Me and the gf are huge sid meiers fan

Oh no.... Will use too much time on it:)