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Gaming Minds Studios and Kalypso Media’s Railway Empire 2 will release on May 25, 2023 with Xbox Game Pass for console and PC and also on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, PC, and PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It will be released on Nintendo Switch later this year.
With Railway Empire 2, don the coat of a clever entrepreneur, take over a small railway company in the early 1800s and turn your steam engines into the workhorses of the economy. Grow your company into the largest railway company of the continent and outsmart your competitors as you connect cities and companies with an ever-expanding network of rail lines, bridges, and tunnels. There are 60 famous locomotives at your disposal, all pulling freight and passenger cars as they usher in an era of historic importance during the Industrial Revolution.
Railway Empire 2 features bigger, more detailed and lively maps than ever before. The whole of the US and continental Europe are covered in two huge, sprawling maps, while more detailed maps put the focus on specific regions of each continent. Improved track construction helps you focus on the important decisions as you drive the economy and help the growth of the cities. Signals are placed automatically, bridges can hold up to 4 tracks, and the expandable train stations can now have up to 8 tracks.
Choose from 6 different characters to lead your railway company, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Play the 5-chapter campaign or any of the 14 different scenarios. Set your own difficulty in the fully customizable free play mode or build the perfect rail network in construction mode.
Railway Empire 2: The Official Game Guides
Optimize your railway corporation and learn all about the 60 historically accurate engines with Railway Empire 2: The Official Game Guides. The guides will help you dive deep into the mechanics of the economy and offer handy information for your next playthrough.
The Official Compendium includes information and tips about core gameplay, the Official Engine Catalogue offers detailed pictures and information on the 60 historically accurate locomotives found in Railway Empire 2, and the Official Mission Guide contains walkthroughs and suggestions for the 14 scenarios and detailed campaign map.
The guides will be released on May 25, 2023 on Steam and e-book retailers for $5.99 with the 3-guide bundle available for $14.99. Physical editions of the books will be available from retailers in June.