Well, this was quick, here is the press release from EA on SimCity Societies Deluxe. Thanks to ManagerJosh of UOEM for posting this.
EA ANNOUNCES SIMCITY SOCIETIES DELUXE EDITION, A BUNDLE-PACK WITH BOTH SIMCITY SOCIETIES AND SIMCITY SOCIETIES DESTINATIONS
Create the City of Your Dreams with New City-Building Compilation
REDWOOD CITY, CA — May 12, 2008 —Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today SimCity™ Societies Deluxe Edition, a bundled pack of SimCity Societies and its newest expansion pack, SimCity Societies Destinations that can transform the players’ city into a tourist destination. Available only in Europe, the bundled pack will be available on June 27, 2008.
“SimCity Societies Deluxe Edition combines two fun city-building tools to players and is the perfect opportunity to expand their city into a traveler’s paradise,” said Rod Humble, Head of Studio for The Sims™. “With SimCity Societies players can create almost any type of city with its own unique cultural and societal behaviors. SimCity Societies Destinations adds new transportation options, long-term game-play features including challenge mode, and the tools to build destination cities full of tourist attractions, business centers and cultural hubs.”
In SimCity Societies, players construct not only the cities they desire, but are able to mold their cultures, societal tendencies and environments as well. They can build artistic cities, authoritarian dictatorships, spiritual communities and many more. With this accessible, innovative and versatile city-builder, players can create the city of their dreams, or their nightmares. With more than 500 buildings and decorative objects to place, the possibilities are almost limitless.
Since the launch of SimCity Societies, four free game updates have added new strategic modes that will challenge your mayoral skills, three new exotic disasters (UFO invasion, giant robot attack and a massive fire-breathing monster), new crises, new user interface functions, new buildings and much more. More free content and features are being planned for future updates.
SimCity Societies Destinations enhances the SimCity Societies experience by providing all the tools players need to create an entire city or town based on attractions and amenities that visitors enjoy. The enhanced map generator creates landmarks such as ancient ruins, shipwrecks, old missionary buildings or beautiful shores, letting players develop their cities strategically to leverage the attractiveness of these landmarks. From sprawling theme parks and tropical beach resorts to country hiking trails, players can control more than 100 new buildings to create their customized destination.
SimCity Societies Deluxe Edition is rated PEGI 7+.
About the SimCity™ Franchise
The SimCity franchise is one of the most popular PC gaming franchises in history, having sold more than 17 million games worldwide to date since the SimCity launch in 1989. The original SimCity was distributed in 1989 and was critically acclaimed garnering dozens of awards and selling millions of copies both domestically and internationally. SimCity 2000™ followed in 1993. SimCity 3000™ released in 1999. SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited both released in 2000. EA shipped SimCity 4 Rush Hour and SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition in 2003. SimCity Societies shipped in November 2007.