Calamities and crisis arrive in Cities: Skylines via Natural Disasters, out now

Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters

Meteors raining from the heavens, the ground opening up in angry earthquakes, floods filling up the city streets and forest fires lighting up in the night, circling your city in a wall of flame – it must be Cities: Skylines Natural Disasters release day. 

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The$14.99 Cities: Skylines expansion released today, not only adding a host of natural disasters to the game, but also equipping you with the means of dealing with them, adding more depth to the city building sim with a variety of emergency protocols.

You can either experience the disasters at random, or unleash them on your virtual populace like a sociopath, only to sweep in and save the day. You’re a hero now.

It’ll all be backed with new radio broadcasts, new tunes and a new early warning system. Watch the launch trailer embedded above.

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, so there should be some new content to get stuck into whether you have the expansion or not.

Here’s all the new stuff you get with Natural Disasters:

  • Meteor strikes, forest fires, tsunamis, earthquakes, and more will destroy districts and devastate estates
  • Plan for, and respond to, disasters using early warning systems, countermeasures, and new disaster responses such as helicopters and evacuations
  • New radio systems put the station in devastation with disaster warnings and free in-game music
  • A series of pre-made scenarios challenge players with various objectives and conditions, showing off the new free Scenario Editor
  • Sweet new hats for Chirper, man