Civilization V's Demo Available Day Of Retail ReleaseS

Firaxis, the developer of Civilization V, said yesterday the game;s playable demo will be available on Sept. 21, the same day the title releases in North America, a reversal of promises it would be available before launch.

"At the time of that announcement, we expected to be able to get the demo out before the 21st, but unfortunately we weren't able to finalize it in the timeframe we had initially planned, and for that we're very sorry," the studio writes on the game's official site.

They reason there's still plenty of time to try-before-you buy, either in a retail store or online.

Civilization V Playable Demo Release Date [Official site]