EA has confirmed the European release date for SimCity, the upcoming reboot-slash-sequel to the legendary urban management game. It'll be here on March 8th.
The game represents a fresh start for the venerable series, which was created way back in 1989 by Will Wright, who would go on to bring us The Sims. Developed using a new system known as GlassBox, the new SimCity aims to create a genuinely dynamic landscape for you to development.
Key to this is the idea that rather than the visuals being abstract representations of statistics and data, the statistics and data will now come from the interactions of thousands of complex visual "agents". In other words, every car chugging down your streets will be an actual entity, with a destination, not just a moving dot placed there to look like traffic.
The game will also be embracing multiplayer heavily, allowing you to build in the same region as your friends, and set up trade and tourism between your cities.
It's shaping up to be a radical reinvention of a beloved classic, and will be here exclusively for PC from March 8th, 2013.