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The Roman Empire Is Mapped Out As Vivendi Games Releases Caesar IV Environment Screenshots

Vivendi Universal Games today released 10 new environment screenshots for its much-anticipated city-builder, Caesar IV. Developed by Tilted Mill, Caesar IV enables players to experience first-hand the vastness of the Roman Empire as they develop cities and provinces in five distinct geographical regions. The new screens show off the North Africa, Mediterranean and desert territories of the expansive Roman Empire. The next installment of the best-selling franchise hits stores early this September.

As provincial governors, players of Caesar IV encounter an array of environments, each of which represent their own unique challenges. Topographical and climactic changes in each region mean players must adjust their strategy accordingly to achieve their ultimate goal of becoming the next Caesar.

Environment Descriptions:

Mediterranean

Warm and sunny with moderate amounts of rain

Terrain filled with hills and rocks

Bushy vegetation and small trees fill the landscape

Farmers tend sheep and grow grapes, olives and vegetables

Attacks from Gaul, Carthaginian and Greek opponents are common

Background music has a Roman orchestral feel

Northern Europe

Cold, dark and dreary with frequent rain and even snow

Terrain is mainly flat but can get quite hilly

Large dense forests are commonplace

Farmers raise cattle and raise crops such as grain and vegetable

Opponents tend to be Gauls and Germans

Background music is 'Celtic' inspired

Desert (Middle East)

Hot and sunny with very little rain and the occasional sandstorms

Terrain is sandy and rocky

Vegetation is sparse, with some grasses and palm trees

Crops are sparse except in some fertile regions

Opponents are usually Parthians

Background music is 'Arabian' inspired

About Vivendi Games

Vivendi Games ( www.vivendigames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is the leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPG) category, holds leading positions in the PC, console, handheld and mobile games markets, and is an emerging player in casual online games. Vivendi Games' two principal studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, headquartered in Irvine, CA, the creator of World of Warcraft®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Warcraft®; and Sierra Entertainment, headquartered in Los Angeles, which includes Radical Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, High Moon Studios, and Massive Entertainment. Sierra's IPs include Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The Dragon®, Empire Earth®, SWAT®, Darkwatch, Timeshift, Ground Control® and Leisure Suit Larry®. Vivendi Games is also home to Vivendi Mobile Games, publishing games for the emerging mobile market, and Sierra Online, dedicated to publishing casual games for online play and distribution on all platforms. Vivendi Games maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, and Ludlum Entertainment. The company has 16 offices around the world conducting business in 75 countries.

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