SimCity release date revealed

With a press release revealing their E3 2012 lineup, EA and Maxis have officially narrowed down the release window for the new SimCity from "sometime next year" to February, 2013. We're happily surprised by how soon the big date is - after the nebulous 2013 release was first revealed, we weren't sure we'd see it within 12 months.

The gorgeous-looking reboot uses the all-new GlassBox engine to create a city that actually feels alive and populated. We've gotten a look at the SimCity multiplayer, and we'll be getting some quality time with the game at E3 next week. Check back for more info on this classic series as further details come in.