Paradox Interactive and developer Colossal Order have announced and released a trailer for their city-simulation game, Cities: Skylines II. The announcement comes almost exactly 8 years after the release of the original city-simulation title Cities: Skylines.
Described as a modern take on the city building genre, Cities: Skylines II allows players to create lively cities unlike anything before. Complete with transport and economic systems, players are able to maintain and grow their cities with a range of construction and customization options along with advanced modding capabilities.
During the Paradox Announcement Show 2023, the publisher revealed an announcement trailer for Cities: Skylines II. The trailer shows off many cityscape designs and emphasizes that players are the creator and this is their world.
The Cities brand has been an important part of Paradox’s catalog of games for over a decade. Cities: Skylines is a profound success, selling millions of copies, welcoming more than 5.5 million new players just last year, and setting the foundation for Cities: Skylines II. With unprecedented amounts of customization and player control, Cities: Skylines II will continue to push boundaries for the city-building franchise.Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive
Since the March 10, 2015 PC launch of Cities: Skylines, the game has sold over 12 million copies and expanded to numerous platforms with dozens of DLCs. Paradox Interactive also announced that more reveals and gameplay with be released. In addition fans can look forward to more with Cities: Skylines’ eighth anniversary on March 10.
Cities: Skylines reset the bar for city building games when it launched eight years ago, and we are incredibly proud of its impact. We built a thriving community around Cities and introduced many to city building for the first time. Now, we’ve brought the years of experience we’ve gained to take a new step forward in the city builder genre, again, for our community and new players.Mariina Hallikainen, CEO of Colossal Order
Cities: Skylines II will launch later this year on PC via Steam, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. Players can wishlist the game now. For more information follow @CitiesSkylines on Twitter, follow @citiesskylines on Instagram, like @CitiesSkylines on Facebook, join the Cities Skylines Discord or visit paradoxinteractive.com/games/cities-skylines-ii.
Paradox Interactive (@PdxInteractive Twitter, @ParadoxInteractive Facebook, YouTube) is a leading global publisher of strategy games for PC and console. The company has a game catalog dating back to 1999. Their head office is located in Stockholm, Sweden.
Colossal Order (@ColossalOrder Twitter, @ColossalOrder Facebook) is a privately owned game development studio based in Tampere, a city in southern Finland. Founded in 2009 the studio has a passion for old-school city-building games. Titles from the studio include Cities in Motion, Cities in Motion 2 and Cities: Skylines.