updated 05:35 pm EDT, Fri June 27, 2008
Europa Universalis: Rome
Developer Virtual Programming has announced that the Mac port of Europa Universalis: Rome will be launched on July 4th. The game is a stand-alone title based on the Europa Universalis 3 engine, but concentrates on the ancient Roman period, and specifically the era between the First Punic War and the formal foundation of the Empire. Players take charge of a nation and attempt to expand their influence through trade, negotiation and ultimately conquest.
The game features 10 civilizations including Rome, Egypt, Greece and the Celts, and 53 playable factions spread over hundreds of territories. Terrain is fully 3D-rendered, and multiplayer options include co-op and competitive modes with up to 32 people. The game requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher, along with 700MB of hard drive space and a GeForce 5200 or a Radeon 9600. Pricing should be $40.