With the exciting news of Simcity getting its long awaited restart lets take a look at some of the facts surrounding this announcment.
Simcity already has pre-order packs lined up. The Digital Deluxe and the Limited Edition packs, also known as SimCity Heroes & Villains packs. Lets take a look and see what is in each pack...
Digital Deluxe and Ltd Edition both contain the following
1. A mystery item that can be used to "enhance your city"
2. A couple of characters to add depth to the city, Protector of Simcity Maxisman and his nemisis The Evil Dr. Vu (plus henchmen)
3. Crime Waves - Evil Dr Vu wreaks havoc on your city. Normal police cannot stop him.
4. SuperHero HQ - Maxisman's headquarters is used to combat Crime Waves
Digital Deluxe Only
This pack also includes some extra features for your city to help enhance city areas with features from a given nationality
1. British City Set
2. French City Set
3. German City Set
Digital Deluxe Simcity pre-order pack costs an almighty £64.99
Limited Edition Simcity pre-order pack costs a hefty £44.99
SimCity, slated for release in calendar year 2013 for PC, is a true rebirth of the franchise that brings the depth of simulation that has been the series hallmark for more than two decades and marries it with next generation accessibility and a robust multiplayer mode, giving players the power to change a world together.
For more than two decades, the king of city-building simulators has sworn in millions of virtual mayors from around the world. With its return in 2013, SimCity will engage an entirely new generation of PC gamers as they take charge of their own customised cities and build a world that co-exists alongside friends. For the first time in SimCityfranchise history, players’ decisions will have long-lasting repercussions that will extend beyond their city limits. Together, players will address real global challenges such as climate change, the search for renewable resources and natural disasters. It’s up to the players to decide whether to compete or collaborate to shape the world of tomorrow – for better or for worse.
Powered by the GlassBox Engine, Maxis’ proprietary engine, the simulation comes to life in a way never before possible. Everything you see in the world we sim - Sims in each city will have jobs or can lose them, buy homes, be prosperous or be an economic drain on the city. SimCity is the city builder in which every choice powers real change that affects the character of your city, the state of your region and fellow players within the entire SimCity world. Original fans and newcomers alike will relish the opportunity to build visually and functionally unique cities that take on the character of their choices. Combining fun, addictive gameplay elements with an interface that encourages anyone to jump in and begin playing, SimCity will usher forth a new era of city-building simulation as players work to change a world together.
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The biggest concern, especially when they talk about multiplayer, is whether Maxis deliver something fluffy like Cities XL or SimCity Societies, rather than what people seem to want, which is SimCity 5, a better version of Simcity 4.
We have already posted up the SimCity system requirements