Railway Empire has been out on Switch for a good while, allowing us to design, plan and build railway networks while on a train. That’s immersion, right there.
The core package offers quite a bit of content, such as the main North American campaign and a range of previous DLCs – the Switch already has 5 paid DLCs as well, covering different parts of Europe and Australia.
Back in May a Japan DLC pack was released on other platforms, and it’s been a long wait for it to shift over to Switch; thankfully it seems to be arriving today, though the ‘out now’ part of the trailer isn’t accurate at the time of writing. You can see some details on the DLC and the broader game below.
Japan 1872: after the successful restoration of the Meiji rule, the Land of the Rising Sun moves on to a promising era of major industrial and economic change. Japan’s long-term ambition to develop its own modern nation-wide railway network becomes a reality. People from formerly feudal regions are yearning to travel to booming metropolises.
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.
The previous DLC packs have been $7.99 and $9.99USD, so this will likely be in the same range; are you planning to pick this up?