Cities: Skylines Gets Eco-Friendly In New Green Cities Trailer

Cities: Skylines - Green Cities releases Oct. 19.
Cities: Skylines - Green Cities releases Oct. 19. (c) Paradox Plaza, Colossal Order

Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order, the team behind blockbuster city builder Cities: Skylines , have released a new trailer for the game’s latest expansion, Green Cities , which releases on Oct. 19 for Windows, Mac and Linux PCs. The trailer is set to music by in-game folk pop artist Lily La Roux of Cities: Skylines Concerts glory.

Cities: Skylines - Green Cities adds 350 new assets to the base game, including “eco-friendly buildings, organic stores, new parks and services” so that you, the mayor, can conquer pollution once and for all. Players can choose to go completely green as their population grows or utilize specialized options for all zones in order to create “more diversified” cities. These options include waste filtering requirements for industrial buildings, a combustion engine ban in the inner city and more, as well as leveled-up specializations for the first time in Cities: Skylines.

There are also new in-game services, policy options and scenarios as well as tweaks to noise and ground pollution, and even a new Monument.

Green Cities’ release is accompanied by a free content update to supplement the base game with “electric cars, road modding, a noise pollution overhaul, and more beautification options in the form of parks and trees,” according to a Paradox press release.

The trailer shows a grime and pollution ridden town transformed into a wide green space, with options like self-sufficient buildings, recycling centers, new sewage outlets, farmers’ markets, green rooftops, modern wind turbines, a water pollution cleaner and more. Dealing with pollution might not be be a glamorous job, but as Captain Planet would tell you, somebody’s got to do it. And the verdant spaces married seamlessly into an urban landscape really do make your cities look more beautiful and feel more livable, both in real life and the game.

Green Cities was announced at this year’s Gamescom for a price of $12.99. You can check out the announcement trailer below:

Will you be picking up the latest expansion for Cities: Skylines on Oct. 19 ? What do you think of the latest trailer? Let us know in the comments section below.

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