While the game is due out March 5th, you can get some SimCity
time in earlier with access to the beta. Just go to the website
and sign up for a chance to test out the latest SimCity.
The beta runs January 25th to the 28th so you'll get four days to build and destroy the cities in glorious 3D. Well, you'll be able to play an hour's time of the game, but have four days to do so.
From what I've seen, the game looks absolutely amazing. Now, from what I've heard, the always on DRM is NOT something that sounds amazing. Please get rid of that EA and Maxis.