[Update]: The expansion is now available.
If you're sick and tired of creating wonderful, penis-shaped cities where everyone and everything lives in peace and harmony, there is a solution on the horizon! And by solution I mean Armageddon, because the upcoming Natural Disasters DLC is bringing with it a whole bunch of new ways to for nature to absolutely demolish your cities, as well as a couple of systems that allow you to hopefully mitigate the casualties and avoid most of the damage.
And if you're wondering what these disasters might look like, here's the relatively recent trailer showcasing the end of the world set to some rather lovely music. Have a look, and try not to hum along while the whole city burns:
As for what exactly this DLC brings with it, here's a complete list of features, along with every disaster movie pun you could possibly think of:
• Deep, Impactful Gameplay: Keep your city going through the devastation of several possible doomsday scenarios, from towering infernos to the day the sky exploded
• With Great Power Comes Great Response Abilities: Plan for, and respond to, disasters using early warning systems, countermeasures, and new disaster responses such as helicopters and evacuations – finally, a Paradox game where “Comet Sighted” actually means something
• Radio Saved the Video Game: Citizens can go Radio Ga-Ga with a new broadcast network, helping to rapidly spread evacuation warnings and emergency alerts – or simply relax to new in-game music stations
• An Objectively Good Feature: Scenario Mode allows players to design custom game objectives, including custom starting cities, win conditions, time limits, and more – and share scenarios to Steam Workshop
• Chirpocalypse Now: Heck yeah, new hats for Chirper
Once Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters arrives tomorrow, November 29, you will be able to grab it for $15/€15, which I must admit is pretty damn pricey for what's on offer. But whether watching your cities get swept away by a tornado is worth such a price or not, that is going to be something you'll have to ask yourself. And finally, here's a couple of fancy screenshots showcasing the carnage: