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Railway Empire

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Kalypso Media
Developer: Gaming Minds Studios
Release Date: Jan. 26, 2018

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'Railway Empire' (ALL) Japan DLC Planned For Next Month - Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2021 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT

Railway Empire is a tycoon simulation game that brings all the drama and excitement of running your own rail company, starting in 1830’s America as you expand your business from coast to coast across 100 years of booming industry.

In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition. You’ll also need to hire and manage your workforce if you want to ensure an efficient train service, whilst also develop over 300 technologies ranging from mechanical improvements to the trains themselves to workplace infrastructures and advanced amenities as you progress through five eras of technological innovations.

However, you can’t just build and research your way to the top – the competition never sleeps, and to keep your business on track you’ll have to survive against up to three rival tycoons. To get to the top you may have to resort to more cutthroat tactics as you attack and sabotage your opponents through raids and industrial espionage.

By way of emphatic request from the community and series' widespread fan-base, Tycoon sim Railway Empire is adding Japan to its roster of playable locations on May 7 with a brand-new DLC.

Starting today, aspiring industrialists can pre-order the upcoming expansion via the Kalypso Store for 17% off ($9.95 USD) up until release. Alternatively, they can add it to their wishlist on Steam and prepare for their 'round-the-world trip by picking up Railway Empire and its DLC at up to 67% off during Steam's Midweek Madness sale. The Railway Empire - Japan DLC will also be available at launch on the Epic Games Store, PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store, and will arrive on Nintendo Switch at a later date.

Railway Empire - Japan DLC sees the series move to late-1800s Japan where an industrial revolution is booming and the people are crying out for a nationwide railway. After the successful restoration of the Meiji rule, The Land of the Rising Sun’s long-term ambition to develop its own modern nationwide railway network has become a reality and people from formerly feudal regions are yearning to travel to booming metropolises. Players can lay tracks amongst mountains and cheery blossoms, using foresight, planning and clever strategy to establish a railway network and facilitate the 'great commute,' moving Japan into a new industrial age.

Railway Empire - Japan DLC will be the ninth expansion to the rail sim's expansive roster, previous locations including Australia, Sweden, France, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Key Features:

  • Exploit the economic opportunities of the United States in an extensive campaign, working your way step by step from coast to coast across this great continent.
  • Lead your Railway Empire to success by establishing a comprehensive rail network and optimizing transportation of passengers and goods.
  • Master challenges and objectives through a range of scenarios, or create your perfect railway network in construction mode without any financial pressure.
  • Over 40 historically accurate locomotives and more than 30 different wagons can be acquired over the course of the game, and must be put to use in the best way in order to take advantage of their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Invest in over 300 new technologies across five different eras to progress and maximize the potential of your rail network.
  • Compete with up to three rival companies, and even sabotage their efforts with the use of bandits and spies.
  • Co-operative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players.

Railway Empire is available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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