'SimCity' gets firm release date

EA have announced a firm release date for their upcoming building simulation title, SimCity.

The game was originally supposed to release in February of next year but instead will be released on March 5 in the US and March 8 in the UK.

The game will have "always online" multiplayer with the decisions you make in your game affecting the surrounding cities and neighborhoods.

The game will be released for the PC and Mac.