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Railfan

Platform(s): PlayStation 3
Genre: Simulation

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'Railfan' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2006 @ 5:17 p.m. PDT

The creators of the Train Simulator and Let's Go By Train! railroad simulators tag together once again to present Railfan, dedicated to all railroad enthusiasts everywhere. Using the new Blu-ray disk technology to its fullest, the increased data capacity allows the game to cover trains from not only Japan, but those running in Chicago, USA as well.

The game's development is based on the Train Simulator game engine, which means that live video footage will be used for the game, and they are all filmed using Hi-Vision Cameras. Also, this time, trains are filmed from various different angles, allowing the player to view the train speeding through the beautiful cityscapes from many different angles. Using everything from set cameras to helicopters, this new "Outer View" function provides a new level of dynamic visual appeal to the game.

Additionally, the Tourism mode presents information about points of interest along the train lines, and the Photograph mode allows the user to capture images from the game's footages. These additional functions provide new thrills to an already exciting simulator.


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