Cities: Skylines is about to break ground and launch a boxed edition of the city sim for Nintendo Switch across the globe.
Originally released by Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines is a city-building sim that plays to fans of old school sim city. It’s probably ably the most modern interpretation of a city management simulator that doesn’t push players to always be online competing with friends. Back in 2018, Paradox Interactive took that ethos and brought it onto the Nintendo Switch for the first time. We got a hands-on preview of the title, and it wasn’t exactly perfect at the time. Despite this, the game is relatively unique and the team behind the port have worked on improvements.
Now, Cities: Skyline is packing up its kit and bringing it to a retail store. Nintendo Switch owners will have the opportunity to get their hands on a sim that delves into a real city. With a fully cemented economy and transport systems, utilities, and citizens that need pleasing this is far from a theme park. Just like the digital version this particular instance has its very own UI system, including HD rumble feedback to take things a step away from your keyboard and mouse controls. In addition, the Switch version of Cities: Skylines includes:
• Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Constructing your city from the ground up is easy to learn, but hard to master. Playing as the mayor, you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water, electricity, police, fire fighting, healthcare and much more, along with your city’s real economy system and a multitude of gameplay scenarios.
• Nintendo Switch edition exclusive: Using HD Rumble, a rumble effect helps find the most efficient area to place service buildings in your city. Pro Controller is also supported, and additional tutorials help guide your first playthrough.
• Extensive local traffic simulation: Colossal Order’s extensive experience developing the Cities in Motion series is put to work in fully fleshed out, well-crafted transport systems.
• Districts and Policies: Be more than just an administrator from city hall. Designating parts of your city as a district results in the application of policies which results in you rising to the status of Mayor for your own city.
• After Dark: Focused on leisure and tourist specialization, this expansion’s central feature is to utilize the day and night cycle and alter the approach to managing a city. Will you construct a bustling city that lives and breathes at night, or succumb to the perils and misadventures of the dark hours?
• Snowfall: The difficulty heats up when the city cools down, thanks to this expansion’s added challenges and assets, like snow maps, streetcars, and heating systems. There are in-game temperature readings, cosmetic weather enhancements, extra parks, and infrastructural demands to keep your citizens warm and safe from freezing conditions.
While Cities: Skylines wasn’t a shining beacon of civilization on its first outing on Switch, we are hoping that this time around the property value is going to go through the roof. We don’t have the final date or pricing here but you can check out more on Cities: Skylines on the official website now.