SimCity Cities of Tomorrow: New Disaster - MAXIS SIMCITY VIDEO TEAM WORK
Outworlder 6 arrives from the sky like a fiery meteorite, landing in a random location and destroying whatever happened to be underneath him. He immediately begins scanning the city for a nearby source of power. Although he is not malicious, his alien programmers haven’t given him the ability to understand the value of things like Sims, cars or buildings. Expect him to cause some collateral damage as he stomps through the streets looking for a place to plug-in to your city’s electrical grid.
Once he arrives at his target he extends his “electro-coupler” and begins leeching power and other utilities from your city. This may cause temporary blackouts which could shut down some of your critical city systems. Observant players (and those of you reading this blog) will notice the energy meter on his back. As he drains the power from your city he will be filling up his own internal batteries. When the energy meter reaches the top he will fly back into space and the encounter will end. But if his meter hasn’t completely filled then he will repeat the process all over again by scanning for his next target.
To minimize his damage you’ll want him to charge up as quickly as possible. This can be accomplished by shutting down your biggest energy consumers, such as your garbage atomizers and pollution scrubbers. To maximize his damage (you know who you are) then shut down your power plants and starve him. After several failed attempts to gain enough electricity he will eventually give up in frustration and fly back into space. In this case he’ll be forced to use his backup nuclear reactor which tends to leak a bit of radiation (you’ve been warned!).
There is also a third option. We understand that many players don’t want any disasters in their cities at all. If you are a part of this group, you will be happy to know that with Update 8 released last week, we are now giving you the option to turn off random disasters in the normal game mode.
We had a lot of fun creating the giant robot encounter, from initial concept to the final 3D, we’re excited to bring giant robots back toSimCity. Best of luck to you and your Sims when Outworlder 6 visits your city!