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Civilization Revolution 2 coming to iOS next month, FTL gets a deep discount

Apple gamers will get a leg up on consolers as 2K Games will bring the next iteration of Sid Meier's long-running Civilization series directly to iOS in July, while developer Subset Games has slashed the price of massively popular space command sim FTL for a limited time.

Civilization Revolution 2

In a first for the Civilization series, Civilization Revolution 2 will be developed exclusively for mobile devices. The original Civilization Revolution was released for consoles in 2008 and ported to iOS in 2009.

Publisher 2K games says that Civilization Revolution's "core tactical elements" will stay the same, fronted with a new mobile-focused user interface designed specifically for touchscreens. Players will be able to choose from classic leaders including Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi and Napoleon alongside newcomers Churchill and Kennedy.

The title will be playable on the iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod touch, though there is no word yet on which generations of devices will be supported.

Civilization Revolution 2 will be available on iOS beginning July 2. In the meantime, its predecessor is available now as a $2.99, 125-megabyte download from the App Store.

FTL: Faster Than Light

The summer game sale has become an annual right of passage for PC and mobile gamers, and FTL developer Subset Games has thrown their lot in with the trend. FTL, in which you take command of a spaceship attempting to save the galaxy, is now on sale for $6.99 —a 30 percent discount —until July.

FTL is one of the most popular space-themed games in recent memory, nominated for IGN's Game of the Year in 2012 and winning Best Short-Form Game from PC Gamer in the same year. The "Oregon Trail in space"-style game tasks players with giving orders to their crew, strategically upgrading their ship, and working their way through a number of text-based battles.

FTL version 1.5.10 is available now as a $6.99, 173-megabyte download from the App Store.