Cities: Skylines Unleashes Natural Disasters Expansion

Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order have launched the new expansion pack for their city-building simulator, Cities: Skylines. The new expansion, titled Natural Disasters, adds a host of new challenges to the game in the form of natural disasters, including fire, floods, and meteors. It’s available for Cities: Skylines players through Steam and a variety of other digital locations for $14.99.

More than just disasters, the expansion adds new systems for disaster alerts and response. The calamities can be triggered deliberately to invoke a challenge, or happen at random.

The game has also been updated today with a free Scenario Editor, allowing all players to design custom game objectives and share their scenarios via Steam Workshop. Also added for free is a new in-game radio station with a set of pleasant city-building tunes; owners of the Natural Disasters expansion will also get emergency broadcasts and early warnings via the radio.

Here’s what it includes:

  • Deep, Impactful Gameplay: Meteor strikes, forest fires, tsunamis, earthquakes, and more will destroy districts and devastate estates
  • 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
  • This is Not a Test (but it is just a game): New radio systems put the station in devastation with disaster warnings and free in-game music
  • An Objectively Good Feature: A series of pre-made scenarios challenge players with various objectives and conditions, showing off the new free Scenario Editor
  • Chirpocalypse Now: Sweet new hats for Chirper, man

In addition to Natural Disasters, Paradox has also released an additional piece of musical DLC for the game’s new in-game radio feature. “Relaxation Station,” available for $3.99.