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Post by Dan @ 01:17pm 07/03/12 | 21 Comments
Confirming recent rumours, as expected at GDC 2012 today, Electronic Arts have revealed return to SimCity, the immensely popular and addictive urban planning strategy game from Maxis Studios.

The new game will feature an unprecedented depth in the level of simulation as well as a multiplayer mode that lets you cooperate with and play against friends with neighbouring cities.
The defining city simulation is back! Create the city you desire and make the choices that shape your city and power the Sims within it. Every decision, big or small, has real consequences. Invest in heavy industry and your economy will soar—but at the expense of your Sims’ health as pollution spreads. Implement green technology and improve your Sims’ lives while risking higher taxes and unemployment. Team up with your friends to solve global challenges: launch a space shuttle, reduce carbon emissions, or build magnificent wonders. Compete on global and regional leader boards to be the richest, the dirtiest, the happiest or the best place to visit!
Watch the debut trailer below ( or here for the HD page) and there's also an "inside look" trailer featuring developer commentary and an explanation of multiplayerright here. Sim City is headed for the PC and Mac in 2013.

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Latest Comments
Posted 01:20pm 07/3/12
My money is being thrown at the screen right now
Posted 01:55pm 07/3/12
I'm pretty excited!!! Hope its good!!
Posted 02:07pm 07/3/12
Oh please don't let them mess this up like they did with the abomination that was Societies. Ever since they started making city builders in 3D they have been invariably s***, so it's been a while.
Posted 02:14pm 07/3/12
Hey cool pre-rendered trailer. It even says so down the bottom in little tiny text.
Posted 02:16pm 07/3/12
Holy s*** awesome!
Posted 02:18pm 07/3/12
"Images not representative of actual gameplay".

sigh, Bullshots.

But looks awesome - can't wait. Argh, 2013? As long as it's actually 2013, not Spore-like 2013 (ie, 2019) culminating in mass disappointment.
Posted 02:39pm 07/3/12
Well they got me. I'm still excited despite seeing no gameplay.
Posted 02:42pm 07/3/12
looks cool :) hope it runs nice and isnt a chug monster
Posted 03:42pm 07/3/12
looks like the intro movie to the game, not a trailer
Posted 03:53pm 07/3/12
it can only get better the Cities XL and like that game...
Posted 06:01pm 07/3/12
Showing an Anno 2070 theme of two different factions to choose from, tech/environmental or industrial.
Posted 06:15pm 07/3/12
I have such awesome memories of listening to Sigur Ros and playing SimCity 4 for days at a time getting stuff just right. That game is so goddamn morish. Would spend time ages building dozens of slum cities to take the garbage from all the rich folk. Get a job already ya povo's!
Posted 09:14pm 07/3/12
Where do I sign up!@ Simcity is awesome, I spent hours playing that.. then wifey started playing it. Then I needed to spend more hours playing it to make Ticclesville s*** all over Ticcleswifeytown.
Posted 11:43pm 07/3/12's about bloody time, been a long time between drinks for the SC series.
Posted 11:34am 08/3/12
will definitely try.
Posted 01:02pm 08/3/12
To summarise:
Good-bye sleep. I'll miss you :(
Posted 10:13pm 08/3/12
Nice :D Will try
Posted 08:55pm 21/3/12
Showing an Anno 2070 theme of two different factions to choose from, tech/environmental or industrial.

... I hardly think it's going to be that simple
Posted 09:40pm 21/3/12
sim city and simple never mix.
Posted 12:28am 22/3/12
Nothing beats Rollercoaster Tycoon.

I could never get the hang of SimCity. Always ended up with dead towns or too much debt.
Posted 12:30am 22/3/12
Rollercoaster Tycoon was awesome, as was Theme Hospital
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