Folks at Electronic Arts recently announced the soft launch for SimCity Buildit. Canadian iOS players can now give SimCity a try on their devices while Australian and New Zealand Android players can check it out on their respective Android tablets.
The app is free to download with in-app purchases. While EA mentions the presence of an offline mode, many of the coolest features do require an online connection.
EA notes that long time fans of the series will explore more interesting things inside the game, adding that the company has streamlined to make the experience more fun and manageable on touchscreens. Create your own unique city and watch it come to life. With amazing 3D graphics, popular landmarks, bustling streets, and citizens flocking to your town, this is the most realistic city builder on mobile. Meet your citizens’ needs and add city services to keep them happy and your city thriving. BuildIt’s in-app store allows you to “trade resources with friends and other cities”, too.