Electronic Arts has announced SimCity Societies for mobile phones.
Based on the popular PC title, SimCity Societies put players in charge of building and managing a thriving city. Players can start from a number of different scenarios or an empty patch of bare land, then place 50 building types to create everything from a police state to a liberal utopia. As the city grows, even more buildings are unlocked, and challenges–such as earthquakes–can upset the delicate balance.
“We are very excited to release the mobile version of SimCity Societies,â€ said Javier Ferreira, VP of European Publishing at EA. “This is a great game for either someone new to the SimCity experience as it is engaging and rewarding quickly or for loyal SimCity fans to take the their game experience with them anywhere they go. The creativity and immersion offered on the mobile platform demonstrates the universal appeal of SimCity and its ability to translate well to the mobile game experience.”
The game will hit Europe later this month and will follow in North America shortly after.