Cities: Skylines Parklife DLC Launched

By Tim S, 1 month ago
As amazing as a Blur-inspired DLC would be (featuring narration from the song's original voice artist Phil Daniels), this news item is actually regarding the city-building simulator Cities: Skylines. Today sees the launch of the game's sixth content DLC, titled "Parklife", which adds another eight achievements.

Released back in Q1 2015, the game has received favorable reviews and the addition of frequent updates, patches and downloadable content will be welcome news to fans of the game. "Parklife" focuses on the greener amenities of your cities, adding features such as amusements parks, nature reserves, zoos, customizable parks and gardens, and a lot more:

PARKS AND RECREATION

Use the new park area tool to create park districts wherever there is empty land, and new city services like Park Maintenance, which boosts happiness and effectiveness and helps level up parks.

BRICK BY BRICK

Customize your city with new buildings and assets, including a new sightseeing bus line, new service buildings, new unique buildings like amusement parks, nature reserves, city parks and zoos, and a regal new monument, the Castle of Lord Chirpwick.

FREEWAY FREE FOR ALL

For the first time in Cities: Skylines, you can place buildings next to paths in the park districts (not just next to roads). Props can be placed anywhere inside park areas.

RECESSES BETWEEN BUILDINGS

Transform those empty spaces between your buildings into vibrant parks and gardens.

IT'S A WALK IN THE PARK

Customize routes and set ticket prices for new walking and sightseeing tours, among other tourism enhancements.

POLICIES, PLEASE

Take on three new city policies and eight new park policies to deal with recreational hazards like Animal Ethics and Fireworks.
The developer has also added the following patch notes for those that purchase the "Parklife" DLC:

Paid content ParkLife expansion:
  • Park Area Tool
  • Park Area levels
  • Tours Info View and Panel
  • Walking Tour Tool
  • Sightseeing Bus Tour Tool
  • Park Maintenance City Service
  • New policies (3 city and 8 park policies)
  • Amusement park props and buildings
  • Nature reserve park props and buildings
  • New city park buildings
  • New zoo props and buildings
  • New monument:
    • Castle of Lord Chirpwick
  • 6 new Unique buildings:
    • The Statue of Colossalus
    • Observation Tower
    • Sea Fortress
    • Old Market Street
    • Clock Tower
    • City Arch
  • Fireworks effect (for monument and park area tool)
  • New chirps
  • 7 Steam achievements
  • 4 New Chirper hats
  • New models for animals in the wild (for asset editor and map editor)
  • 5 new ParkLife maps:
    • Mountain Meadows
    • Pine Rivers
    • Cavern Coast
    • Windfield
    • Honu Island
Along with the launch of the Parklife DLC, Paradox Interactive has also added a new radio station. Titled "Country Road Radio", this DLC includes 16 original new songs in four sub-genres: Appalachian Folk, Bluegrass / Honky Tonk, Nashville Modern Country, and Unplugged Country. The radio host is pure Dixieland Delight, spinning six instrumental songs and 10 with original vocals. The "Country Road Radio" DLC is available to download and use now for $3.99 or your regional equivalent.

We're not done yet. As well as the above two DLC, there's a free update for all owners of the base game and other previous DLC's. Due to the sheer number of updates and fixes, the patch notes for these can be found on the Steam Community page.

"Parklife" is available to download and play for US$14.99, or you can download both the new DLC's via the "Parklife Plus" option on the store page for US$17.99.
Tim S
Written by Tim S
Resident TSA busy-body.