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SimCity out March 5 in N. America, March 8 in Europe

SimCity, the reboot of the city-building game that kicked off the Sim craze, has a new release date of March 5, 2013 in North America and March 8 in Europe. The new dates announced on the game's Twitter today fall not too far after the original February 2013 goal.

The PC game, which continues the draw-and-stamp design of the classic original SimCity and SimCity 2000, also further emphasizes individual citizens instead of just the buildings they live in--kind of like that SimsVille game that got cancelled forever ago. It will be the first new main entry in Maxis' former flagship series since 2003's SimCity 4.

For more about the game, check out our recent feature on SimCity's various modes and how its always-online multiplayer will affect the game.

Connor Sheridan
Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.