First SimCity expansion launching November 12

Cities of Tomorrow add-on arriving this fall on PC and Mac; set 50 years in the future with new regions, technology, and specializations.

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Electronic Arts today announced the Cities of Tomorrow expansion for SimCity, the first add-on for Maxis' city-building game that has shifted over 2 million copies to date.

Due out on November 12 for the PC and Mac, the Cities of Tomorrow expansion is set 50 years in the future. Players are able to use "new technologies" and "experimental urban planning techniques" to shape the future of their cities.

New regions, technology, city specializations, and transportation methods will be featured in the Cities of Tomorrow expansion. For the first time in the history of the SimCity series, cities can be built vertically with multizone "MegaTowers," EA said in a statement.

"Will they create a utopian society underpinned by clean technology under the auspices of the Academy, or encourage giant corporation OmegaCo to strip-mine natural resources and pollute in the name of feeding consumerism?" EA said.

After players choose whether they want their sims to live in peace and harmony or as part of an "exploited workforce," they can further affect their worlds by using an all-new and unspecified disaster scenario that is exclusive to the Cities of Tomorrow expansion.

EA did not name a price for the Cities of Tomorrow expansion. For more on SimCity, check out GameSpot's review.

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