Cities XL is a game that has one purpose in life: to fill the void left by Maxis and Tilted Mill with a city-building sim worthy of its predecessors.

To look at these screens and videos, you might almost think that they've done it – right down to the shiny top on the Chrysler Building. But maybe Cities XL will amount to more than what Sim City Societies accomplished.

To find that out, sit tight for our first impressions. And do enjoy the screens – there are a lot of ‘em.