Today, Railway Empire has set course for Nintendo Switch, arriving on the console in both digital and physical formats. The game was originally developed by Gaming Minds Studios, and has been re-engineered for Switch by Independent Arts Software.
The new release includes the main game (with all added content and improvements since its initial launch), alongside the Mexico DLC, Crossing the Andes DLC, and The Great Lakes DLC. You'll be able to get your hands on more - such as the Germany DLC, France DLC, and Great Britain & Ireland DLC - as separate purchases from the Switch eShop at a later date.
It's available as we speak on the Switch eShop for £35.99, or for ever-so-slightly less in physical form (and with delayed shipping) on Amazon. If you're not clued up on this one and want to learn more, check out the feature list below:
- 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.
- Includes the additional content: Mexico, The Great Lakes and Crossing the Andes
Does this sound like your cup of tea? Let us know if you'll be giving the game a go with a comment below.
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Looks cool. Might give this a go eventually
Really looking forward to it. Will we see a review for this title soon?
This game has been listed on the eshop as coming soon for ages and the release date moved so much I was starting to think it would never release. Saying that I actually like games like this even on consoles so I may give it a go when I have time as games like this usually suck me in for entire nights. Brings back memories of when I first got Sim City on my Snes and used to spend hours trying to fit just one more zone some where on the maps.
I'm wondering if this game has signalling like Transport Tycoon? also how far its timeline goes in terms of historic periods?
waiting for a review was looking forward to this but bit disapointed its not a complete edition with the price it is over here
Overly excited about this, will you be reviewing it?
Hopefully it’s as good as the old Tycoon games
@spirit_flame It does have signalling. It has a LOT of things to do and build. I've just posted a vid up on YouTube going over the basics.
Actually seems like quite an interesting concept.
This reminds me of Transport Tycoon Deluxe and Industry Giant. God I spent so many fun fun hours with those games. Getting this today for sure!
@SwitchedOn_Games Thanks will have a look this evening!
This looks amazing. I need to pick this up at some point.
When doing the trailer for the Switch version, maybe not site PC review quotes...
This isn't that game with literally thousands of dollars of DLC is it? I feel like it was a "Tycoon" game but I can't remember which.
@Heavyarms55 No it’s got 3 DLCs that you can get each @ $9.99
I miss the Railroad Tycoon series, even though Sid Meier's Railroads! is considered the last game in the franchise, for me, Railroad Tycoon 3 was really the last and pinnacle of the franchise: a camera from all angles and an exceptional zoom, and of course, the huge stages and gameplay that has been maintained since the original Railroad Tycoon, day and night cycle and many other things, a game of almost 20 years, something that S. M Railroads did not achieve and the reason that it really was the last of the franchise almost 15 years ago. ..
I hope this game fills the gap that Railroad Tycoon left after. RRT3, that's why what expected, when it was supposed to come out in April, but, well, to know this game.
I LIKE TRAINZZZ....
@Dm9982 Okay, that's not bad at all.
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