Paradox Interactive and developer Colossal Order have announced the first post-launch DLC pack for city builder Cities: Skylines 2. Beach Properties will release on March 25 on Steam PC ($9.99), alongside a big update that adds official modding tools.

Beach Properties includes 7o new assets, with specialized residential properties designed for the water’s edge. Players can use the new Waterfront Zone to specify areas for waterfront-only along a coastline.

Coastal residents can choose among 10 buildings from North America, or 10 with European designs, each with three levels. Six signature waterfront buildings are also available.

Launching alongside the Beach Properties asset pack is the beta release of mod support, including the full Map Editor.

The Map Editor unlocks building maps with the Terraforming Tool, and uploading them to Paradox Mods for others to enjoy. Mod support also features Code Tools, allowing players to create their own mods.

Look for developer diary videos all about using the modding tools, releasing this week.

“Modding is part of the lifeblood of Cities: Skylines, and starting our Modding Beta is going to be a transformative step for Cities: Skylines 2,” said Mariina Hallikainen, CEO, Colossal Order. “The creativity and feedback from our players are what makes this community what it is. We can’t wait to see how everyone puts these tools to use, and work alongside them to make sure everyone is empowered to make the cities of their dreams.”

Cities: Skylines 2 is looking to build upon the success of its predecessor, after a very rough launch last year. Seems a bit tacky to release paid DLC of any kind while recent Steam reviews are still “Mostly Negative,” though.

Cities: Skylines 2 is currently available via Steam. It’s rated E for Everyone.

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