They say "content is key" to the new instalment, and it offers a "staggering" 1,000 unique buildings. They've got "stunning new playgrounds" to build in.
"The 60 huge 3D maps are entirely constructible and sport incredible detail. Cities XL 2012 offers more variety than any other city building-game," boast publisher Focus. The developers of Cities XL have been eager to soak up fans of the SimCity series.
"At the request of its fast-growing community, Cities XL 2012 is now open to modding and even features a special guide within the game to get players started. With these new tools, dedicated players can build and share their creations to their hearts’ content!"
"A lost oasis in the middle of the harsh desert, the Cayman Islands, Lake Powell and many others are some of the stunning new playgrounds where you’ll build increasingly gigantic cities," continued the press release.
"Your cities are now visually richer than ever, with typical buildings from mountain townships or seaside resorts, but also a much bigger variety among all the building types of the game!" Those who own 2011 need only buy an upgraded serial for 2012.
"Cities XL 2012 will be available in October 2011 as a standalone game. It will be fully compatible with the 2011 version, so Cities XL 2011 owners can upgrade their game by downloading a special version at a discount price."
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