Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games* (this asterisk indicates disaster risk), today released a new expansion for Cities: Skylines from developer Colossal Order. The expansion, titled “Natural Disasters,” is now available for Cities: Skylines players for from digital retailers worldwide for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs for $14,99 / £10,99 / EUR €14,99.
The new expansion adds a calamitous collection of new features to Cities: Skylines, including new systems for disaster alerts and response — and of course the disasters themselves, which can occur randomly, or be triggered deliberately by monstrous mayors who have never liked their citizens. The game has also been updated today with a free Scenario Editor, allowing all players to design custom game objectives and share their scenarios via Steam Workshop. Also added for free is a new in-game radio station with a set of pleasant city-building tunes; owners of the Natural Disasters expansion will also get emergency broadcasts and early warnings via the radio. Natural Disasters is available here: www.paradoxplaza.com/
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Natural Disasters includes the following features:
- Deep, Impactful Gameplay: Meteor strikes, forest fires, tsunamis, earthquakes, and more will destroy districts and devastate estates
- With Great Power Comes Great Response Abilities: Plan for, and respond to, disasters using early warning systems, countermeasures, and new disaster responses such as helicopters and evacuations
- This is Not a Test (but it is just a game): New radio systems put the station in devastation with disaster warnings and free in-game music
- An Objectively Good Feature: A series of pre-made scenarios challenge players with various objectives and conditions, showing off the new free Scenario Editor
- Chirpocalypse Now: Sweet new hats for Chirper, man
In addition to Natural Disasters, Paradox has also released an additional piece of musical DLC for the game’s new in-game radio feature. “Relaxation Station,” available for $3.99, £2.79, €3,99, adds 20 new songs from composer Tobias Gustavsson, allowing players to relax while they re-district to the smooth sounds of jazz, lounge, groove, and Caribbean tunes. Or, if you prefer to expand rather than destroy, a new Content Creator Pack is available today from star modder Mauro “GCVos” Vos, including a set of fifteen new high-tech creations, for $4.99, £3.99, €4,99. Add them to your city before a meteor crushes them!