Electronic Arts today announced the first expansion pack for SimCity, called Cities of Tomorrow. The expansion is designed to take place 50 years in the future, incorporating new technologies and experimental urban planning techniques for futuristic world-building capabilities.
"Will the world of tomorrow be a utopia powered by clean energy or an industrial society consumed by mass commercialism?" said Patrick Buechner, General Manager, Maxis Emeryville.
"With SimCity Cities of Tomorrow, players can build the future as they imagine it. Transport your Sims on MagLev, power your cities with fusion reactors or tidal wave generators, manufacture a legion of drones to serve your Sims and build massive MegaTowers that dwarf modern skyscrapers. We're giving you plausible technologies to take your cities onto a journey 50 years into the future. What will you create?"
Cities of Tomorrow will include new regions, technology, city specialization, and transportation methods. Cities will be able to be built vertically using MegaTowers, and an all new disaster is exclusive to the expansion pack.
While Cities of Tomorrow will be released for the Mac and PC on November 12, EA also has a small charity set available for immediate purchase. Priced at $9.99, The SimCity American Red Cross Disaster Relief Set features a Red Cross Relief Center, Red Cross Tents, and Red Cross vehicles that will help citizens during disasters. 80% of the purchase price of the set goes directly to the Red Cross.
SimCity is available for both the Mac and the PC and can be purchased from EA’s Origin website for $39.99 or $59.99 (Deluxe Edition). Pricing is not yet available for the upcoming Cities of Tomorrow expansion.