Aspyr Media announced on Thursday that Rush Hour, the expansion pack for Sim City 4, has reached Beta and will ship in September. Rush Hour allows you to expand the transportation systems in your metropolis, adding elevated trains, wider avenues, one-way streets, canals and other modes of transit that you can name for a personalized touch. In addition, new U-Drive-It missions challenge you to race through canals, chase down criminals, forcibly remove undesirable businesses and complete other tasks that improve your Mayor Rating and unlock new buildings and other rewards.
Rush Hour requires Sim City 4 and a Mac with Mac OS X v10.2.3 or higher, a G3 or G4 processor running at 500MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 1GB free hard drive space and an ATI Radeon or Nvidia GeForce video card. Pricing will be US$29.99, and it’s available for pre-order now.