Originally scheduled for February, the city management series will be available from March 8, 2013 in Europe.
While a release date for the US version is still to be announced, it is expected for March 5.
The new SimCity is being developed by original creators Maxis using its new proprietary GlassBox Engine.
Requiring a constant internet connection to play, players will interact with nearby player cities to share resources and influence a global economy.
The series saw its debut in 1989 and the franchise has gone on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.
SimCity will be available for PC and Mac.
> Retro Corner: SimCity
Watch the 'Disaster' trailer for SimCity below: