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Cities: Skylines getting a retail release in North America as well

Big city livin'

We've known about the upcoming retail release of Cities: Skylines in Europe for awhile now, but what out everyone in North America? For those interested, there's no need to import from another region. The official Cities: Skylines Twitter account has confirmed that a retail release will indeed hit North America. An exact release date hasn't been nailed down yet, but it is obviously due out sometime this year.

Thanks to JPSwitchMania for the heads up!

Check out the retail cover for Cities Skylines: Nintendo Switch Edition in Europe

Big city lights

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on a classic city builder. With original gameplay to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city. Boasting fully realized transport and economy systems, Cities: Skylines is designed to suit any play style - and now, anytime, anywhere.

As previously detailed, Cities Skylines: Nintendo Switch Edition is getting a retail release in Europe, and today the cover art was revealed. Unfortunately, there's still no word on a retail release in North America.

Paradox Interactive extends partnership with Koch Media for retail distribution, Cities Skylines retail release heading worldwide

Building an urban empire

Munich, 29 March 2019 - Paradox Interactive and Koch Media team up to unleash the Children of the Night and conquer Galaxies while running whole Cities on their journey! The new agreement between both companies includes physical distribution rights for the following titles:

Koch Media will handle physical distribution in all territories excluding Japan.

· Cities Skylines Switch: There is only a handful of games which deserve to be called Evergreen. Cities Skylines is sure one of them! Koch Media will distribute the boxed version of the Switch iteration worldwide.
A modern take on a classic city builder, originally created by Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines lets players realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city, complete with fully realized transport and economy systems, to cement the city simulation experience. Cities: Skylines is designed to suit any play style – and now, anytime, anywhere.

Mario Gerhold, International Marketing Director at Koch Media: “Paradox Interactive is one of our oldest partners. We are delighted to extend what has been an amazing partnership for the new titles, which each fit perfectly into the line-up of both companies. It is great to see that Paradox Interactive endeavours with great passion across various genres and platforms. Also all our teams are very excited to finally be able to start working on Age of Wonders: Planetfall and the successor of a cult game of all times: Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 and support both with a tailor made support from our side”

Cities: Skylines rating points to Switch retail release

The sky's the limit

Cities: Skylines released on Switch a number of months ago, and from what we've heard, the game was a considerable success. What's the next logical step for a game that has found some fans on Switch? Put it out at retail, of course!

While we don't have official confirmation on a retail release, we do see that Cities: Skylines has been rated by the Aussie Classification Board. There's no reason to get a rating for the game unless there's a retail release incoming. While this rating is specific to Australia, it's likely a retail release would happen worldwide.

Cities: Skylines Celebrates Six Million Copies Sold Across All Platforms

Population is BOOMING

STOCKHOLM - Mar. 8, 2019 - Let there be cake! Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order released Cities: Skylines for Windows, MacOS and Linux four years ago this Sunday, March 10. Since its last birthday, the best-selling city-building game has sold over a million MORE copies - more than six million to-date, but who’s counting? (We are.) Prepare for a deluge of delightful numbers.

• Total playtime: 16,938,045 days
• Total population: 2,185,317,000,000 (Holy reproduction, mayors - that's over two trillion people! Earth, on the other hand, has a measly eight billion at best.)
• Cities built: 39,733,045
• Unpopular mayors: 1,911,067
• Paradox Plazas built: 7,007,128
• Most popular building: Wind turbine
• Mods created by the community: 175,970

“When we first launched Cities: Skylines, we knew it was special, but we never dreamed how far players would take it,” said Sandra Neudinger, Cities: Skylines Product Manager at Paradox Interactive. “The community is the heart and soul of the game - we’re just here to give them the tools they want and need to make it their own,” added Mariina Hallikainen, CEO of Colossal Order.

To celebrate turning four and fabulous, the Cities: Skylines community team has special events planned all weekend. If you ever wanted to have your own Chirper in the game, now is your chance. Share your best Chirper design on the Cities: Skylines social channels for a chance to see it in-game. After entry submissions end on Monday, Colossal Order will add the best Chirpy design into Cities: Skylines for everyone to enjoy. Also, keep an eye out for free radio DLC giveaways from some top Cities creators!

Over the past four years, Cities: Skylines has become a pillar in the simulation genre, and one of the top-selling video games in the world. Aside from the PC edition, console versions are also available for Playstation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

New York YouTuber Jay Sathe Shows How Gaming Can Help You Find a Job in the Second Episode of Citiies Skylines' Cities Builders

STOCKHOLM - FEB 28, 2019 - Paradox Interactive today released the second video documentary in the Cities: Skylines City Builders series. It features the story of Jay Sathe (bsquiklehausen). Jay is a prominent New York YouTuber and modder for Paradox’s simulation game Cities: Skylines. Jay’s also working for the NYC Metro, thanks to his work in-game. A modder is a player that makes changes to the design or assets of a game, which are then made available as an option for other players on the Steam Marketplace.

“This isn’t about being good at the game; it’s about extraordinary players, their stories and so much more than that,” said Matias Civit, Senior Producer at Paradox. “We want to show how the art form of city building affected, connected - and even shaped their lives.”

Jay’s passion for rail networks led him to reach out to the New York Metro for a job. He won it based on his portfolio of skills and knowledge earned by creating for Cities: Skylines. Practice made perfect. Jay has made over 170 mods so far, specializing in making rail and metro trains. He has most notably collaborated with other modders around the world on a Metro Overhaul Mod, which has over 100,000 subscribers.

This is the second of twelve planned videos in the City Builders series, coming each month of 2019. The first Cities Builders video featured Jason Ditmars, an American in Berlin who has literally recreated the city of Berlin 1:1 in-game.

Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of strategy games for PC and console. The company has developed and published a world-renowned catalog stretching back to 1999, with players hailing from all around the world.

The publisher’s steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Hearts of Iron, and Stellaris series created by Paradox Development Studio, the Age of Wonders series created by Triumph Studios, as well as award-winning titles such as Cities: Skylines, Pillars of Eternity, and more from a network of partner studios. Paradox also owns White Wolf Interactive, though none of the publisher’s employees are vampires.

Paradox’s head offices are located in Stockholm, Sweden. Our development studios are located in Stockholm, Malmö and Umeå, Sweden and in Delft, The Netherlands. We share a passion for gaming and gamers, and our goal is to provide deep and challenging games with hours of gameplay and endless variety to our ever-growing community.

For more information, please visit our forums and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

No plans to bring DLC to Cities: Skylines on Switch due to 'hardware limitations'

Want some DLC for Cities: Skylines on Switch? Well too bad, because it's not coming over. A Paradox PR rep has said that there are currently no plans to bring DLC to the Switch version of the game, and it all has to do with "hardware limitations." I don't know about you, but I'd think with the right team, the DLC could make it over no problem. I guess we'll never know, sadly.

Tantalus addresses the state of Cities: Skylines on Switch, unsure of performance patches or DLC support

Tantalus was the team behind the Switch port of Cities: Skylines, which hit the Switch a few months back. Since launch, fans have been complaining about the game's performance, with slowdown being a main issue. In an interview with GamingRespawn, Tantalus explains what happened.

On Cities: Skylines we really felt we could recreate the full PC experience on Switch without making too many adjustments. And to be honest, I thought we did an excellent job. The problem was some critics complained that in certain sections the game slowed down. Well…yes, it did. That’s because it was being made to run on a machine that fits in your hand rather than a machine that sits under your desk. The alternative, which maybe we should have taken, was to radically change the design of the game. I guess I didn’t think that Cities: Skylines fans would want that, or that newcomers to the game would prefer a different version to the original. I may have been wrong about that.

Can fans hope for a performance patch to hit the Switch? How about DLC releases in the future? Unfortunately, Tantalus' response doesn't leave much hope for either.

We don’t know for sure what the future holds, but no plans for either at this stage.

Cities: Skylines - gameplay trailer

Have you taken your Cities with you on the go yet? Cities: Skylines Switch Edition lets you build and plan the Cities of your dreams wherever you are! Cities: Skylines - Nintendo Switch Edition is available through the Nintendo eShop RIGHT NOW!

Cities: Skylines - another round of gameplay footage

More portable than ever, the new Nintendo Switch™ Edition of this best-selling city builder comes complete with reworked UI, designed especially for Switch, along with two of Cities: Skylines’ most popular expansions - After Dark and Snowfall.