2016 might be remembered as a low-water mark for humanity as we’re seemingly losing control over our collective well-being. Yet all hope is not lost — Colossal Order has announced their latest Cities:Skylines expansion Cities: Skylines Natural Disasters which plans on giving control to the players; control over the demise ( or security, if you are into that sort of thing) is safely back in your hands. Maybe you should wash those hands…
Cities: Skylines Natural Disasters is finally bringing the megalomaniac infused powers of pure destruction to the player, something that has been absent since C:S launched back in 2015. Still, Skylines isn’t just concerned with a childlike destruction of your city; they understand you might also wanna, you know, save your city from impending doom as well.
Like everything else in Cities: Skylines, players will have options in how they deal with the biblical disasters that will be wrought upon your poor little city. Not being satisfied with immature destruction, Skylines wants players to plan evacuation routes, set up early warning emergency systems, and administer effective post-emergency care for your populace.
Here’s a list of features that are coming with the next expansion/patch, including the ability to create your own endgame. [source]
- Deep, Impactful Gameplay: Keep your city going through the devastation of several possible doomsday scenarios, from towering infernos to the day the sky exploded
- 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 – finally, a Paradox game where “Comet Sighted” actually means something
- Radio Saved the Video Game: Citizens can go Radio Ga-Ga with a new broadcast network, helping to rapidly spread evacuation warnings and emergency alerts – or simply relax to new in-game music stations
- An Objectively Good Feature: Scenario Mode allows players to design custom game objectives, including custom starting cities, win conditions, time limits, and more – and share scenarios to Steam Workshop
- Chirpocalypse Now: Heck yeah, new hats for Chirper
With their last expansions, Snowfall and After Dark, adding a snowy wonderland to manage and a vibrant nightlife to watch over, Cities: Skylines Natural Disasters adding one more link in the long chain of city-management options.
Are you eager to prepare your city for life-changing destruction in this newest expansion? Let us know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to check back with The Nerd Stash for all of your gaming, comic, and nerd news!
Gaming from the swampy flatlands of Florida since 1989, Alex D’Alessandro is always looking for a way to stay inside and escape the southern heat.