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SimCity Amusement Park Expansion Confirmed

Jonathan Lester
DLC, EA, Maxis, PC games, SimCity

SimCity Amusement Park Expansion Confirmed

Maxis have confirmed that SimCity's first major expansion will release in just under two weeks, after details of the funfair-themed DLC pack leaked out on Green Man Gaming.

The online retailer accidentally posted and quickly pulled the details, but not before everything was recorded by diligent Let's Player HypnotoadProductions [via EG]. As you can see in the video below, the expansion will contain numerous theme park rides and facilities. "Build the amusement park of your dreams, right in the middle of your city," urges the blurb. "Classic rides, vehicle rides and thrill rides allow you to make just the theme park you want."

Maxis officially confirmed the DLC on Twitter, along with a release date. "Some of you may have seen thrilling new #SimCity content that arrived too early at the gate," reads the missive. "It's coming May 28. We think you'll be amused." Pricing is still TBA.

This looks like fun, after all, we're all big fans of Theme Park. But bugs, glitches and development priorities notwithstanding, we're not entirely convinced that current size limits will actually allow us to build a massive theme park "right in the middle" of our cities. By "entirely," I do of course mean "at all."

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Late  May. 17, 2013 at 10:52

Initially, only the teacups will be available.
And people will queue for ages, get to the front of the queue, then randomly join the back of the queue instead of getting on the ride.
And the mayor will be besieged by complaints that there are too many and too few rides.
Get your credit cards out now, folks!

JonLester  May. 17, 2013 at 11:01

@Late: That's if it actually works. More than likely, rogue school buses will turn up from other cities, abduct everyone and spray the whole place with mystery pollution. Then it'll log you out.

I jest, of course. Hopefully.

socialjeebus  May. 17, 2013 at 12:03

I'm refusing to buy non-preowned EA games (preferring private sales too!).

Beyond the issues, the game-breaking bugs, pathetically small maps, the always on-line DRM (no other reason whatsoever - I couldn't care less how much EA protest) but the thing that really annoyed me was the RRP.

In Korea, on launch day too, it was being sold for little over 20 quid (the rrp was 25 quid).

Now with the fact that it's a digital game what justification can EA offer for that? (Beyond the fact that they cream their pants because of Korea's e-gaming culture and they wanted to subsidise the release - or see it bomb).

Quietus  May. 17, 2013 at 12:43

I have no idea what caused me to misread the title as SimCity Amusing Farce...


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