The popular PC train management game, Train Valley: Console Edition, arrived on Switch last month and publisher Blitworks Games has notified passengers of service improvements introduced to make the most of the console's touchscreen capabilities.
The transport and train management genre appears to have found its rightful home on the Switch, with releases like Cosmic Express and Mini Metro suiting the console's handheld and touchscreen-based model of play. Train Valley: Console Edition looks to continue this service with a management simulator in which you take on some of history's most challenging railway problems.
Based on feedback from several community members, the most recent update (version 1.02) adds touchscreen controls to this historically-minded planner, allowing you to now place tracks and intersections with far more precision while in handheld mode. The update is now live so you can jump aboard and get mapping with a finger or stylus straight away.
If you're unfamiliar with the game and like the look of that colourful key art, check out the list of details below for more about Train Valley and its various features before taking the scenic route past some screenshots to see what this ride has to offer:
Build railroads in order to connect cities, tunnels and bridges. New railways are cheap when laid across bare fields, but can be expensive when demolishing forests, villages and other existing structures.
Manage increasing traffic by constructing switches, sidings and spurs so that multiple trains can run without delays, at the same time.
Stay accident-free by precisely controlling trains during crucial moments, using pause for planning (you can build railways and schedule trains while on pause).
Play through 5 seasons: Europe (1830–1980), America (1840–1960), USSR (1880–1980), Japan (1900–2020) and Germany (1830-2020).
Complete the story mode featuring such real-life events as the Gold Rush of 1849, the construction of the Florida Overseas Railroad, World War II, the Cold War, the launch of the first manned space flight Vostok 1, the fall of the Berlin Wall and more.
Explore the game in different game modes: in story mode (5-10 minutes), in random mode (15-20 minutes – the level looks and develops differently every time you launch) or in sandbox-like mode (can be turned on for both story and random modes. It allows you to play without time and money limits).
Discover 30 types of trains – from early steam-powered locomotives to modern high-speed trains, driving 18 types of cars – from old-time passenger cars to hoppers and cisterns and to military-use tank and gun platforms.
Train Valley: Console Edition is now available to download on the Switch eShop for £10.79 / $11.99. Check out the original launch trailer below if you're thinking of choo-choo-choosing it as your next stop.
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