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If You Build It, They Will Come Cities XL Now Available

October 9, 2009

If You Build It, They Will Come – Cities XL Now Available

Monte Cristo releases the genre-bending Cities XL in North America

CITIES XL, the massively multiplayer city-building game from Monte Cristo, has officially launched in North America. The servers are now online, so players who purchased the game digitally, or via Monte Cristo’s online store, may now begin crafting unique and expansive urban environments. For those who have yet to purchase Cities XL, the game is available in boxed form from, and in digital form from Steam, Direct2Drive and Impulse.

In the game’s solo mode, players can build from a selection of 500 structures on varied landscape maps. In the online mode – subject to a monthly subscription - gamers can collaborate to construct famous landmarks, trade resources with other players, and receive new content monthly, including new building packs.

In Cities XL, players build up their cities in full 3D from a selection of 500 buildings, while trying to keep the population happy – in the beta, players have managed to get up to 17,000,000 inhabitants in one city! In the game, would-be mayors have to take account pollution, traffic and trade in order to build a perfect city.

Cities are built on amazing 3D maps (such as Mount St Helens), and the game reflects that impressive scale, letting players zoom out to a Google Earth-type perspective or right into street level to watch your inhabitants going about their day.

You can also go online and build cities on a planet with up to 10,000 other urban centers per planet. Here you can trade excess resources, chat with friends, specialize your city to corner your local market, or build Megastructures that aren’t available in the single-player game.

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