Cities: Skylines for Nintendo Switch debuts at retail today

Colossal Order's management sim smash hit Cities: Skylines is now available at retail outlets for Nintendo Switch.


Following fan disappointment with the release of Sim City back in 2013, the development team at Colossal Order prepared to launch its own city-building simulator into the world. Originally debuting on PC back in 2015, Cities: Skylines was a massive hit with PC players and has continued to remain popular thanks to mods and regular expansions. Last fall, the team delivered a port of the game to the Nintendo Switch, allowing players to civil engineer on the go. Beginning today, the Nintendo Switch version of Cities: Skylines will be available at retail outlets for the first time.

The Nintendo Switch edition of Cities: Skylines is designed to take advantage of the platform’s strengths, and comes complete with two of Cities: Skylines’ most popular expansions - After Dark and Snowfall. Taking advantage of unique capabilities like HD Rumble, the Nintendo Switch edition also features advanced tutorials, and Pro Controller support. This edition of the game includes:

Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Constructing your city from the ground up is easy to learn, but hard to master. Playing as the mayor, you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water, electricity, police, fire fighting, healthcare and much more, along with your city’s real economy system and a multitude of gameplay scenarios.

Nintendo Switch edition exclusive: Using HD Rumble, a rumble effect helps find the most efficient area to place service buildings in your city. Pro Controller is also supported, and additional tutorials help guide your first play through.

Extensive local traffic simulation: Colossal Order’s extensive experience developing the Cities in Motion series is put to work in fully fleshed out, well-crafted transport systems.

Districts and Policies: Be more than just an administrator from city hall. Designating parts of your city as a district results in the application of policies which results in you rising to the status of Mayor for your own city.

After Dark: Focused on leisure and tourist specialization, this expansion’s central feature is to utilize the day and night cycle and alter the approach to managing a city. Will you construct a bustling city that lives and breathes at night, or succumb to the perils and misadventures of the dark hours? 

Snowfall: The difficulty heats up when the city cools down, thanks to this expansion’s added challenges and assets, like snow maps, street cars and heating systems. There are in-game temperature readings, cosmetic weather enhancements, extra parks, and infrastructural demands to keep your citizens warm and safe from freezing conditions.

Grab your Switch, pick up the game, and build the city of your dreams today.

Contributing Tech Editor

Chris Jarrard likes playing games, crankin' tunes, and looking for fights on obscure online message boards. He understands that breakfast food is the only true food. Don't @ him.

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