The Train Simulator ‘Railway Empire’ Is Pulling Up To Nintendo Switch Consoles This February

The Train Simulator ‘Railway Empire’ Is Pulling Up To Nintendo Switch Consoles This February
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The popular train simulator Railway Empire is chugging along to Nintendo Switch consoles everywhere! Gamers will navigate through a comprehensive campaign, building their railway system across the United States.

Here is the Railway Empire – Nintendo Switch Edition’s trailer:

The game starts in 1830’s United States and will take players from coast to coast, as well as into a new century.

This game is loaded with realistic features, including economic factors, transportation optimization, and dealing with railway competition.

Players will build a railway system through a campaign that has different challenges and obstacles that they must overcome, just like how real-life companies did. Gamers will manage their railway company through different eras and utilize new technology as they come available through innovation.

All in all, there are over 300 technologies that the player can invest in. This forms a compelling incentive to strategize according to the economy and rival companies.

Also, there are dozens of locomotives and wagons that the player can buy throughout the game. But, with different strengths and weaknesses, it’s up to the gamer to figure out the best way to capitalize on each individual element.

A fun feature of the game is the interaction with competitors. Players won’t just financially deal with them, they can hire spies to gain intelligence about what they are doing with their railway, as well as hire bandits for more of a direct approach.

For gamers that solely want to build, they can play the Construction mode, which allows them to create their rail masterpiece and not be subjected to campaign constraints.

Railway Empire came out in early 2018 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and has been met with above-average reviews.

The Nintendo Switch Edition will come with some of the DLC’s that were released for the other consoles, allowing players to extend their railway system into Canada, Mexico, and through the Andes mountain range.

If gamers are wanting to try their hand with operating a train company, they can buy the Railway Empire – Nintendo Switch Edition for $39.99. It will be available on Valentine’s day, February 14, so it could even be a loving gift?

The game does require a large download of 5.6 GB, but a great feature is that it can be played via TV mode, Tabletop mode, as well as Handheld mode. It is, however, only a singe-player game.

Railway Empire is an excellent edition for any simulator-gamers collection!