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Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order have today released the huge Cities: Skylines - Sunset Harbor expansion, further pushing this excellent city builder.

"The teams at Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order are happy to announce that we’ve carefully listened to our community and are adding in some of the most requested content in Sunset Harbor," said Erika Kling, Cities: Skylines Product Manager at Paradox Interactive. "Fans asked for new transportation options, especially the trolleybus service, and we delivered, along with the brand new Fishing industry for builders looking for more maritime content."

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Features you can expect to find in this latest expansion pack include:

  • Underwater Friends - Explore the new fishing industry with control over fishing boats at sea and fish farms, adding a new commercial element to your city. Ensure that four new policies are followed so that businesses can deliver the freshest fish to grocery stores.
  • Water Water Everywhere - No open water sources? Not a problem with Water Treatment Plants that process waste water for additional uses.
  • Find Your Route - Explore new bus systems for transporting your citizens, including the Intercity Bus Service for transit between cities on the highway. The Trolleybus Service provides an eco-friendly travel method with electric power sources from overhead wires.  
  • Fly In Style - Circumvent traffic altogether by taking to the skies in the Passenger Helicopter service, connecting people and places in a whole new way. The Aviation Club building also encourages small plane owners to take part in recreational flying, adding to the attractiveness and entertainment of a city.
  • Five New Maps - Find a spot for the perfect city to build! Sunset Harbor includes a variety of different maps featuring boreal, tropical and temperate locales.
  • All Together Now - Transport hubs connect different public transport networks, easing the transition between different modes of transportation for your citizens.
  • Stash Your Trash - Upgrade waste management capabilities with Transfer Facilities that allow for easier handling of trash without compromising the city layout and high land value.

Giving the game a boost elsewhere, they also put out the Content Creator Pack: Modern Japan at the same time which includes 20 buildings and six props from modder Ryuichi Kaminogi. These are the first Japanese buildings to officially enter Cities: Skylines, bringing ornate models ranging from impressive skyscrapers to cozy udon and ramen shops.

You can also pick up the Coast to Coast Radio DLC too which has 16 bold and uplifting songs from DJ Toni G, Paradox say with it "city builders can clear their minds and focus on creating their dream city with tracks that inspire you to build higher and plan better".

Want to see some patch notes? You can see them here. Everyone gets something, even if you don't buy any of the DLC as expected from a game published by Paradox. The patch adds in two new healthcare buildings, an Overground Metro, a tutorial message log, a pause of Load gameplay option, camera position can now be saved with a game and more flexible building placement is included plus a bunch of bug fixes.

Honestly, this Sunset Harbor expansion might be a close favourite next to Parklife as it makes Cities: Skylines feel so much more varied by going into places it didn't before. Great stuff. The absolute best city-builder on Linux just keeps getting better.

You can pick up Cities: Skylines from Humble Store and Steam. Plus, Paradox have a big sale going currently on their own store.

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4 comments

deibu 26 March 2020 at 10:47 am UTC
I have not actually played this game much even though I have owned the game for years now as I did not have a computer capable enough to run this game until this year. Looking through the list of DLCs they've made is honestly a little overwhelming as there are so many. I always liked the idea of Snowfall but not its implementation as your map would never actually change seasons, it's either just winter all the time or never. As most (except this new one) are 50% off, what would be the absolute "must-haves" for me to consider getting? Other than Sunset Harbor, of course .
Kors 26 March 2020 at 1:37 pm UTC
One of my all time favorite game and the best city building ever,hands down.
I will buy it right now!
Finally more tools to manipulate the garbage my cims produce.
It would be cool some more schools though.
TheRiddick 26 March 2020 at 2:06 pm UTC
The massive and expensive collection of DLC will probably forever stop me from buying this, and it be nice if they released on GOG.

The bundle edition is $151a for me, can't really justify that. And you never know which DLC you'll like until you buy them..
eldaking 26 March 2020 at 5:20 pm UTC
deibuI have not actually played this game much even though I have owned the game for years now as I did not have a computer capable enough to run this game until this year. Looking through the list of DLCs they've made is honestly a little overwhelming as there are so many. I always liked the idea of Snowfall but not its implementation as your map would never actually change seasons, it's either just winter all the time or never. As most (except this new one) are 50% off, what would be the absolute "must-haves" for me to consider getting? Other than Sunset Harbor, of course .

I played a bunch right after the release (well, kind of), even got the first few DLC, but eventually the balance between novelty and slowness shifted (as my laptop is quite weak as well). So now I'm waiting until my current computer dies and I buy something more powerful before playing more.

From what I have followed, no DLC is truly a must-have; they are all nice, but it's more about your interests than anything. I'd probably prioritize Mass Transit, as transportation and traffic are some of the most important things in the game. Park Life had some nice improvements in how you place decorations and stuff, so it might also be a high priority for some people. Industries, Campus and Concerts add more detail to particular areas in the city, so it depends on how interested you are in creating those zones (concerts is smaller, but also cheaper); Snowfall is a separate mode, which is interesting but has little impact on the "main game" (I think only trams?); Natural Disasters is for the particular niche of people that want to see their cities being destroyed (and/or build shelters). After Dark I'd say is the weakest, it mostly added the day/night cycle (and... taxis?) but it barely changes the game.

The other DLC is either cosmetic or music, so no real priority. I usually rate music DLC quite highly, but for this game I don't care for it; and I have the impression that the cosmetics for this game are quite low impact in general.
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