News: Quick, get me a recording of Shao Khan saying "Flawless Diplomacy" stat!
Are you ready to engage in "Extreme Diplomacy" in Civilization V when it releases for the PC this Fall? Don't know what "Extreme Diplomacy" is, then you should spend this fine April 1st morning reading this:
2K Games announced today a new game mode in Sid Meier's Civilization V, the upcoming turn-based strategy game from Firaxis Games. Should normal diplomacy or military might fail to resolve conflicts between empires, Extreme Diplomacy would allow two world leaders to enter a death match and fight to the finish, using special attacks and finishing moves. Two world leaders enter; one world leader leaves. The victor will obtain complete control of the challenger's world empire.
A deluxe edition of Sid Meier's Civilization V will include an optional eight-button joystick to bring the classic fighting arcade game feel to these Extreme Diplomacybattles. Additionally, each world leader will have unique special attacks and finishing moves, including:
George Washington's Wooden Tooth Chomp Attack
Otto von Bismarck's Hurricane Helmet Spike Attack
Cleopatra's Phalanx of the Leopard Army
Genghis Khan's Arrow Shower from the Mongol Bow
Julius Caesar's Reverse Assassination
In addition to the introduction of hexagon tiles allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire, Extreme Diplomacy gives Sid Meier's Civilization V players yet another way to take over empires and conquer the world.
April Fool's Day Rating: It's been done. Still funny though.
Placing famous world leaders in a mortal combat situation is a common topic for April Foolery. But no matter how many times you see Ghandi or George Washington or Abraham Lincoln in a bloody brawler battling for world supremecy, it's still funny.
Someone should make "Extreme Diplomacy" for real some day.