The dormant Sim City series is slated to make its return soon, courtesy of EA Maxis. They've released the first in-game screenshots of it since they began releasing trailers and CGI demos with developers discussing the technology behind it. There's also a gameplay trailer from E3
Right now, they are targeting a 2013 release that will be PC exclusive. They do plan on having it available for sale in brick and mortar stores, along with digital distribution such as Steam and Origin.
Many long-time fans of the series are excited about the potential success of this upcoming edition, and hope that this reboot will be what the series needs to get back on the map as the go-to game for simulation fans around the world.