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News video games 19 January 2016, 16:04

author: Mike Manka

Cities: Skylines Snowfall - a new expansion to a highly acclaimed city-builder announced

Paradox Interactive revealed an upcoming expansion to Cities: Skylines and this time around we get to build and maintain the city in winter landscapes. New content includes weather cosmetics, expanded public transport, new services and infrastructure.

It seems that winter is far from being over. Paradox Interactive has just announced a second expansion to Cities: Skylines entitled Snowfall that will have us taking care of our city’s needs in snowy landscapes. The new expansion will include new weather conditions (rain and fog for existing maps, plus a winter map theme with snow), expanded public transportation system that will also include trams, new water-based heat systems, a snowplow depot to make sure that your streets are clear of snow, and new Chirps. The game will also introduce new winter parks and landmarks.

Cosmetic weather will be coming as a part of a free update along with some other features that are supposed to be announced soon. Cities: Skylines Snowfall doesn’t have a release date yet, but we can expect more details on the game soon.

Cities: Skylines is an economic strategy that has the player assume the position of a city builder. It was released in March 2015 and it was praised by many critics; we also reviewed the game and gave it a score of 8,5 out of 10. The first expansion – After Dark – hit the shelves in September 2015. Before we learn something more about the upcoming Snowfall, let’s take a look at some charming screenshots from the winter wonderland.

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Screenshot #1 – Beautiful night sky over the city covered in snow
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Screenshot #2 – We will need to use snowplows to make our streets ready for the daily traffic
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Screenshot #3 – Christmas time in the winter wonderland – now possible in Cities: Skylines
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Screenshot #4 – Everyday life in the snowy scenery
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