Good news for all you sim / strategy game lovers out there. According to Develop, GREE has entered into a partnership with 2K Games to bring some of the classic Sid Meier games to mobile. By mobile they mean on the GREE social gaming platform which is available for Android and iOS.
Currently slated for release are Sid Meier's Civilization and Sid Meier's Pirates. 2K Games will be working with GREE to bring social features to the mobile versions of these classics. This will be the first time social features will be integrated into these games.
Creating social mobile games based on the Sid Meier’s Pirates! and Sid Meier’s Civilization franchises are our way to connect with Japanese fans in a fun and innovative way. - Fabien Siouffi, Vice President Online and Social at Take-Two Asia.
From what it looks like, Japan will be the first place to get these mobile ports of Civilizations and Pirates but don't count yourself out just yet. GREE's social gaming platform is slated for global release very soon and is currently in beta status globally. When it launches in full force it will be coming with 60+ titles, two of which could very well be these two games.