Kalypso Media and developer Gaming Minds Studios have announced that Railway Empire will soon be treated to brand new DLC based on Japan.

Switch owners will have to wait a little longer for the DLC than those playing on other platforms – a 7th May release date is scheduled for PS4, Xbox One and PC, with Switch coming "later" – but it looks like your patience will be rewarded. You'll be able to create an all-new railway network alongside Japan's gorgeous, cherry blossom scenery, as described below:

"Railway Empire - Japan 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 cherry blossoms, using foresight, planning and clever strategy to establish a railway network and facilitate the 'great commute', moving Japan into a new industrial age."

A screenshot from the Japan DLC on PS4
A screenshot from the Japan DLC on PS4

If you're yet to try the base game, you can grab it now from the eShop for £35.99, or you can grab a physical copy from Amazon for just £24.99.

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