Zynga unveils latest Facebook management game
CityVille will be "first global launch in Zynga history"
Social gaming titan Zynga has revealed its latest title: an urban management game known as CityVille.
The game, which adheres to the key features of previous Zynga successes FarmVille and FrontierVille, will be the first international launch for the company.
The game will be available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish, with a beta due in the coming weeks. CityVille will be playable off-site from Facebook, but requires a Facebook Connect login.
"CityVille is where Monopoly meets Main Street," said Sean Kelly, GM of CityVille. "We are thrilled to bring the world our most social game to date - building on the best-of-breed gameplay that Zynga fine-tuned with FarmVille and FrontierVille.
"Instead of harvesting crops you're harvesting your neighbourhood, instead of clearing your friend's frontier you're working on a friend's franchise. We hope players from around the world have as much fun playing CityVille as we had building it."
The game will also mark Zynga's first move to 3D, in the form of certain in-game buildings and characters.