Cities Skylines II Key Art
Cities Skylines II Key Art
Cities Skylines II Key Art | Courtesy of Paradox Interactive

Epic Reinvention: Cities: Skylines II Announces its Grand Unveiling

Get Ready for the Metropolis Adventure of a Lifetime

The acclaimed city builder game franchise, Cities: Skylines, is back with an epic sequel! Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order have lifted the veil on Cities: Skylines II, revealing its first-ever gameplay trailer at the Xbox Games Showcase. The game promises a new era of city-building adventure, enriched with a wealth of captivating features. Set to launch on October 24, 2023, you can already secure your copy as pre-orders are available on PC via Steam, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation®5.

At the heart of Cities: Skylines II is a grand promise – to build an intricate, pulsating city on an epic scale. The game introduces more complex economic systems, providing players with the ability to make choices that ripple across their created metropolis. Embrace the challenge of dynamic maps set in diverse biomes, offering unique opportunities for city builders, accompanied by high-fidelity visuals showcasing the awe-inspiring beauty of a thriving city.

Excitingly, every citizen in your city is fully simulated, boasting unique aspects such as occupation, household, relationships, and more. For the first time ever, watch your cities come alive as you trace the impact of your strategic decisions on your citizens’ lives.

The process is simple, yet engrossingly complex. Start by selecting a map, each presenting distinct challenges, climates, and opportunities. From there, your city-building adventure commences. Lay out districts, construct roads, establish infrastructure, and cater to your citizens’ needs as your city metamorphoses from a quiet town to a bustling metropolis.

“Cities: Skylines II is the most captivating, visually stunning, and intricate city builder ever made,” said Mariina Hallikainen, CEO of Colossal Order. “We are giving players an unprecedented level of freedom over managing their population and city with each choice having a meaningful impact on their citizens. Players can realize their vision for an urban utopia like never before, utilizing tools to control every key aspect of the city planning experience and watching their photorealistic metropolis grow block by block.”

Cities: Skylines II boasts a series of engaging key features. With its deep simulation, player choices have far-reaching impacts across the city. The epic scale allows players to construct a sprawling metropolis without constraints, while dynamic maps mould the city’s growth as players grapple with rising pollution, ever-changing weather, and seasonal challenges.

Colossal Order have said they’ll be releasing a series of deep-dive videos over the coming weeks exploring the complex systems of city management in Cities: Skylines II.

Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order have announced that Cities: Skylines II launches October 24, 2023 and pre-orders are now available on PC via Steam, Xbox Series X|S * and PlayStation®5 for a suggested retail price of $49.99 / £41.99 / €49.99. You can also pre-order the Ultimate Edition for a suggested retail price of $89.99 / £74.99 / €89.99 and receive the Expansion Pass, including an instantly unlocked San Francisco set at Launch, and an Asset Pack, two Content Creator Packs, three Radio Stations, and Expansion unlocking over time. We’ll also be creating a buyers guide closer to launch day with all the best retailers to buy from.

Are you as excited as we are for Cities: Skylines II Release? What’s your vision for your city in Cities: Skylines II? Are you excited about the new features? Will you be pre-ordering the game? Let us know in the comments below or share your thoughts in our Gaming.Buzz Community Discord. Your city, your story – we’re all ears.

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