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Become a futuristic despot or benevolent overlord in SimCity’s new expansion pack

Above: Cities of Tomorrow transforms your digital metropolis into the dystopian nightmare of your dreams.

Image Credit: Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts wants you to bring the cities of today into the world of tomorrow. The video game publisher today announced the first expansion pack for its city-building simulator, SimCity, and it will enable players to take their digital metropolis’ on a 50-year journey into the future.

Cities of Tomorrow features new regions, technologies, city specializations, and transportation methods that transform their towns into either utopias of clean technology or dystopias of hyper-commercialism. Players can use education and research to make their cities less polluted and more “green,” or they can exploit their workforce and unleash disasters upon them. Or maybe even both. We’re not judging (you monster).

The expansion pack will also include a franchise first: the capability to build a city vertically with giant, multizone MegaTowers.

Cities of Tomorrow is currently in development for PC and Mac. It will arrive on Nov. 12. In the meantime, here’s a teaser trailer featuring Morgan Freeman.

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