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Limited Edition contents laid bare.

Paris, France - Monte Cristo Games is pleased to unveil the contents of the Limited Edition and Standard Editions of Cities XL, their upcoming next- generation city-building game.

The Cities XL Standard Edition box will include the installation DVD for the game, two instruction manuals, a 7-day trial code for the online Planet Offer and a trial offer on a second DVD so that one of your friends can discover the game.

The Limited Edition will include:

" Five additional maps for solo mode

" Five exclusive landmark buildings, (Berlin's Victory Column, Kiev's St. Vladimir's Cathedral, New York's 40 Wall Street, Paris' Opera Garnier, San Francisco's Grand Hotel)

" One exclusive city hall: Los Angeles' City Hall

" Two permanent blueprints: the Mayan pyramid of Chichen Itza and London's Big Ben. These blueprints will be available from the start and can be built as many times as you wish.

" A bonus in-game t-shirt to make your avatar even more unique

" An honorific medal to display proudly on your personal profile page on,

" Three postcards

" A 16"x13" poster

Pre-orders for Cities XL TM will soon be launched for U.S. customers. For additional information, please visit


CITIES XL enables gamers to develop cities on realistic 3D maps, which feature a variety of environments from mountain ranges to beaches and islands. The cities you will build are based on American, Asian and European-influenced architectural styles. You must create the right combinations of job opportunities, social services, leisure activities, and special events within your cities in order to keep your citizens occupied and happy. Whether you're planning and building a new zoo, public park, residential neighbourhood or transit system, there's always a fresh and exciting challenge for would-be city managers and mayors in CITIES XL.

About Monte Cristo Games

Created in 1995, Monte Cristo is a leading game production company with over a decade of experience, having successfully published 30 games worldwide. Backed by leading international venture capitalists, we are currently focusing a team of over 80 people on the development of CITIES XL™ which merges video gaming with social networking and virtual worlds.

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Calico Media Communications ph. 503.342.8067

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