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'Trainz Simulator 2009: World Builder Edition' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 12:12 a.m. PST

The Trainz Simulator 2009: World Builder Edition contains everything you need to build or operate your own railroad and includes dozens of routes and hundreds of locomotives from around the world. You can drive steam diesel or electric locomotives using controls in the fully 3D cabs or use a simple speed controller for easier train management.

Now gamers can create and operate the rail world of their dreams. Build routes, drive locos, issue Driver Commands, download content and much more!

Trainz Simulator 2009: World Builder Edition is the culmination of 8 years of ongoing development and is the fifth major release in the series. It delivers new features and graphics capabilities along with over 12,500 rail related items including more than 400 locomotives and hundreds of miles of drivable routes.

TS2009 includes the traditional Surveyor (World Builder) module plus Driver and Railyard. People can create, drive, operate, collect and share content with more than 300,000 registered Trainz fans from around the world. The focus of development for TS2009 has been on improving the underlying systems to bring Trainz into the next generation of graphics and to provide better tools for the community to create their own dream railroad (or railway, depending on where you are in the world). It includes 99% backwards compatibility plus enormous room to expand upon existing content by upgrading assets such as tracks, locos and rolling stock.

TS2009 delivers all your favourite content from past releases plus new content such as the Union Pacific SD40-2 and the high resolution TS2009 track. More content will be released for download over time. It encompasses all features from the Trainz Classics series and solves many of the issues found in previous versions.

In addition to the traditional Driver, Surveyor and Railyard modules, TS2009 also includes new community based options such as the Trainz Online Gallery where users can upload their screenshots with others. Also included is Content Manager V2.0 which will help you search, edit and organize all your Trainz content.

Features include:

  • Increased terrain and texture detail
  • Higher resolution graphics
  • Trainz Online Gallery, news, chat and more
  • Increased terrain and texture detail
  • Higher resolution graphics
  • Improved search and filter functions
  • Content Manager V2.0 to manage all your assets
  • Trainz Online Gallery, news, chat and more
  • Includes over 13,000 rail related items

Trainz Simulator 2009 will be available at fine retailers Spring 2009.

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