SimCity is set to make its triumphant return in March. Have you been playing the beta? If you haven’t, which is likely because beta invites were like hen’s teeth, then that’s unfortunate considering it’s now over. It’s not the end of the world as the release date is just around the corner.
In an attempt to get you to part with more of your money, Maxis and Electronic Arts have released this trailer for the SimCity Digital Deluxe Edition. This edition packs a bunch of extra building variants and other aesthetic options themed along three European countries: England, France and Germany. The new trailer is a tad misleading because it makes out that the Digital Deluxe Edition will be the only version to include things like trains and buses. I haven’t played the game since Gamescom last year, and what we were given access to excluded public transport option. Luckily, Geometrix has been involved with the recent beta and he’s told me that all of this stuff is in the vanilla version of the game. The Digital Deluxe Edition simply gives you additional country themes for buildings and infrastructure, such as the British themed buses you see at 0:40.
The SimCity Digital Deluxe Edition is an Origin exclusive and will sell for $80.00. At the current exchange rate that’s just over R720. Surprisingly, however, our local Origin store has the Digital Deluxe Edition available for pre-order at R520.15. Cheaper than overseas pricing? I’m gobsmacked. Trailer after the jump.