It’s a busy day for Mac gamers: In addition to the release of Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi, Virtual Programming announced Monday the release of Europa Universalis Rome: Gold Edition for the Mac, too. This release bundles the full game with the Vae Victus expansion pack for one price.
“Veni, vidi, vulgo,” Virtual Programming CEO Mark Hinton said in a statement. “I came, I saw, I published. That’s the best way to describe my reaction to Europa Universalis Rome: Gold Edition, which offers the most complete Golden Age of Rome recreation in any strategy game.”
The game covers the period of 280 B.C. to 27 B.C., and players can pick any point in that timeline to begin a game. They can choose from 57 playable factions amongst 10 historical cultures in an effort to control the area around the Mediterranean.
With the inclusion of the Vae Victus expansion, game play includes enhanced interaction with historical figures, including the ability to imprison, banish, or execute, or award titles and promotions to those figures.
System requirements: Mac OS X version 10.5.8, an Intel processor, 1GB RAM, a 128MB video card (Nvidia GeForce 7300 or ATI RadeonHD 2600/4850/4870 or better), 1.2GB of hard disk space, and a broadband Internet connection for product registration and online multiplayer. Intel GMA integrated graphics chipsets and ATI X1600 and X1900 video cards are not supported.
The game is priced at £24.95, €29.95, or $29.95, and is available for download now.
Europa Universalis Rome: Gold Edition Screenshot