Cities XXL looks like a remarkably cheerful little upgrade to the established simulation.
An upgraded version of Cities XL, Cities XXL arrived on digital distributors today and arrives in store next week.
Described as “a bigger, more complete city-builder pushing the city limits to the edge of your imagination”, it apparently has an improved game engine, classic and extended city-building content, over 1000 buildings and structures in 47 architectural styles, more than 65 maps including new landscapes and environments, and ecological features. It also has Steam Workshop support, with 50 new buildings waiting already.
If you own Cities XL you can buy this new version at 50% off on Steam. User reviews suggest there’s not much to differentiate it from the original, though.