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Railroad Tycoon 3

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Strategy

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'Railroad Tycoon 3' Announced

by Thomas on April 4, 2003 @ 5:12 a.m. PST

The third game in this multimillion-selling series is building up a full head of steam for its launch this autumn. This time the graphical locomotion driving the game will be in stunning 3D, creating breathtaking environments and a real flavor of the Golden Era of Railroading right through to modern day railroading enterprises.

Every railroad system has to start somewhere, and from small beginnings each piece of track laid takes the player closer to their financial destination, posing the question, "Do you have what it takes to become a Railroad Tycoon?"

"The Railroad Tycoon series continues to evoke the passion people have for steam and modern day locomotives, as well as the strategy gamers' desire for a significant challenge," said Kelly Sumner, President of Gathering, "'Railroad Tycoon 3' builds on the popular features and successes of the franchise, and will deliver one of the best Tycoon experiences in the market."

"We are proud to announce a successor to the series that is worthy of the Railroad Tycoon name," said Phil Steinmeyer, CEO of PopTop and Lead Designer of 'Railroad Tycoon 3.' "'Railroad Tycoon 3' takes the franchise to the next level with a cutting edge 3D engine that smoothly scales from 'eye in the sky' views of an entire continent down to super detailed close-ups of beautifully modeled trains, buildings and landscapes."

About "Railroad Tycoon 3"

Players of Railroad Tycoon 3 begin the game with a modest sum of capital at the beginning of the Golden Era of Railroading and expand their empire into major cities, while purchasing the latest locomotives, forcing competitors into bankruptcy, and exploiting the stock market to become the ultimate Railroad Tycoon.

As well as the 25 challenging scenarios to recreate magnificent feats of railroading history from around the world, players can also lay down track, complete with tunnels, bridges, and overpasses, then pick from more than 40 locomotives - from the original Planet and Norris 4-2-0 to monstrous late steam engines like the 4-6-6-4 Challenger to the ultra-modern EuroStar bullet train. Players will haul over 35 different cargos between more than 150 different buildings, in a dynamic and fluctuating economy. Manipulating Railroad Tycoon 3's realistic stock market with margin buying, short selling, hostile takeovers and mergers, players can build up a massive fortune and even prosper by running their railroad into bankruptcy.

"Railroad Tycoon 3" will have multi-player support, including an integrated chat and matchmaking service. The game's soundtrack features some of the best blues, bluegrass and Americana musicians in the nation, playing authentic music that even modern music enthusiasts will enjoy.

The success of the Railroad Tycoon series is world-renowned. The series has received Time Magazine's 1999 Technology Buyer's Guide Winner award and 4.5
stars plus the Editor's Choice award from Computer Gaming World. USA Today called Railroad Tycoon II, "a worthy addition to any sim library," awarding
it 4 out of 4 stars.


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