Paradox Interactive revealed Cities: Skylines – Hotels & Retreats, the final expansion developed by Colossal Order for their iconic city-building game. Paradox also revealed Industrial Evolution, Railroads of Japan, and Brooklyn & Queens content creator packs, marking the final stops on the ‘Cities: Skylines World Tour’ and offering players increased customization and depth. The Hotels & Retreats expansion and Content Creator Packs will be available on May 23.

“Revealing the last Cities: Skylines expansion and content packs is a bittersweet moment. Cities: Skylines has always been about empowering players to build the cities of their dreams, and the expansion and Content Creator Packs will provide the final tools and options to do just that,” said Mariina Hallikainen, CEO of Colossal Order. “Thank you to our dedicated community of players for their support and feedback throughout the years. As we watch the sun set on Cities: Skylines together and move to the next chapter of the franchise, we look forward to seeing and learning from the amazing creations players design, this last time and beyond.”

Cities: Skylines – Hotels & Retreats is a mini-expansion that allows players to build luxury accommodations and tourist attractions to boost their city’s economy. The expansion starts players with a small hotel chain before unlocking more specialized accommodations.

Cities: Skylines – Hotels & Retreats Key Features: 

  • Hotel Buildings: Hostels, cabins, hotels, luxurious resorts… you name it! Add a series of hotel buildings to your city on a range of budgets.
  • Hotel Management: Start with one-star hotels and unlock new options as your business revenue and popularity booms.
  • Tourism Buildings: New structures will support your hotels: parks, restaurants, playgrounds, and cafès.
  • Location: Matching hotels with good locations will be paramount, as differing locations will attract different tourist groups. We added 5 new maps for your hotels (3 European-inspired maps, 1 tropical map, and 1 temperate map)

Players can also look forward to the following Content Creator Packs:

  • Industrial EvolutionWalk the path of history with “Industrial Evolution”, from Community Creator Samantha “Avanya” Woods. This Content Creator Pack includes a new set of growable buildings that span different eras of industrial building styles, from red brick walls to modern, sleek industrial complexes.
    • Industrial Evolution includes a total of 70 new buildings inspired by both historic and contemporary industrial buildings.
  • Railroads of Japan: Fun discoveries await with “Railroads of Japan” from Content Creator Ryuichi Kaminogi, adding authentic Japanese railroad scenery to Cities: Skylines with stations, trains, buses, and more!
    • Watch your citizens travel using the metro, bus, and railroad. Decorate your commutes with networks, props, and police stations.
  • Brooklyn & Queens: This pack from Content Creator Prosper, is a set of medium-rise high-density residential buildings and props inspired by the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens for decorating your city’s facade and rooftops.
    • Brooklyn & Queens includes 60+ growable buildings and props, such as rental signs, window air conditioners, exhaust fans, stairways, and more!

Paradox also announced two radio stations that will launch alongside the expansion and Content Creator Packs on May 23: 

  • Piano Tunes Radio: “Piano Tunes” is the perfect Radio Station for those who love whimsical and elegant piano music. With 16 songs and approximately one hour of music, your city will rise flawlessly from your fingertips!
  • 90’s Pop RadioReturn to some 20th century classics with “90’s Pop”! Enjoy 16 new tracks and almost one hour of music.

Though the sequel is on its way, Colossal Order intends to continue general support for Cities: Skylines through the rest of the year.

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