The new SimCity has finally been given a release date: March 7. EA has confirmed this release date today. This is slightly behind the original Feb 2013 release date we were provided.
EA has also announced that a beta will take place before the launch date. They have not said when this will be...
A nice new feature of this SimCity is the focus on the multiplayer aspect. In this mode, multiple people will be near eachother in the same region. They can work together to diminish weak spots of eachother's cities. How this will all work out is to be seen.
Here a recent video showcasing how your city can turn into ruins:
Are you getting Simcity March 7th?