Tropico publisher Kalypso Media has announced that its upcoming simulation game, Railway Empire, will release on January 26.
Covering 100 years of American industrialization, the game tasks players with building, managing, and expanding their railway networks while benefiting from the steam engine revolution. You can check out a brief trailer above, and some details below.
In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modeled 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. However, you can’t just build and research your way to the top – the competition never sleeps, and to keep your business on track you’ll have to survive against up to three rival tycoons. To get to the top you may have to resort to more cutthroat tactics as you attack and sabotage your opponents through raids and industrial espionage.
Railway Empire will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.