New SimCity Trailer Shows Off European LandmarksBy: Sean Patterson - January 29, 2013
EA and Maxis today released the latest trailer for SimCity, featuring the “European City Sets” that come with the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game. Famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and Brandenburg Gate can be placed in cities to attract tourists. The landmarks will change a city’s buildings, styling them to look French, German, or English, as well as changing police and bus services to the various country’s styles.
The Digital Deluxe Edition of SimCity is the more expensive $80 version of the game. That version also comes with the “Heroes and Villains Pack,” which includes a “Super Hero HQ” and “Evil Villain Lair.” The Digital Deluxe Edition of the game is only available through EA’s Origin platform. That shouldn’t be too much of an additional inconvenience for gamers, however, as anyone who wants to play SimCity will need an always-on internet connection through Origin anyway.
A “Digital Deluxe Upgrade Pack” is also available for $20 that includes the European City Sets. That, in essence, makes the content day-one DLC.