Cities: Skylines 'After Dark' expansion breaks ground in late September

A release date has been set for Cities: Skylines' first major expansion. Get ready to own the night in late September.

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All major city construction happens overnight. Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order know this full well, as they prepare to release Cities: Skylines' first expansion, "After Dark." The new add-on content now has a release date and will arrive on September 24.

After Dark will add a new day/night cycle, as well as additional services only available during evening hours. This is also expected to open up some new modding possibilities, of which there are already many. It's also set to add a few more changes, not all of which are happy and cheerful.

"One big change during night is that crime increases," lead designer Karoliina Korppoo explained on the Paradox forums. "With the cover of the night criminals are more active and more police are needed to keep the city safe. This can easily be done with the night time budget: raising the budget allows police stations to have more vehicles in use and thus they can work more efficiently."

The After Dark expansion will be available to all current owners of Cities: Skylines for $14.99.

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