Railway management simulation game “Railway Empire 2” that runs through 19th century North America and Europe with a real steam locomotive has been released for Steam/Xbox.Supports Xbox Game Pass from day one


Publisher (distributor) Kalypso Media Japan will release a railway management simulation game on Friday, May 26, Japan time.『Railway Empire 2』]has been released for PC (Steam) and Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One. The display price at the time of writing is 6930 yen including tax for Steam and 5265 yen excluding tax (5792 yen including tax) for the Microsoft store. The flat-rate game service “Xbox Game Pass” and “PC Game Pass” will also be supported from the same day.

The package download version for PS5 / PS4 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, June 15th, and the package download version for Nintendo Switch is scheduled to be released on Thursday, August 10th. We are currently accepting reservations for the package version at the online store. Also, for the PS5/PS4 version, a reservation discount for PS Plus subscribers is being implemented until June 14 (Wednesday).

“Railway Empire 2” is set in 19th-century North America and Europe, where the player becomes the owner of a railway company, lays out a railway network, expands the business, and builds an ideal “railroad empire”.“Railway Empire” seriesis the latest work of In this work, 60 types of steam locomotives that actually existed in North America and Europe appeared in graphics that were reproduced in detail. You can relive through the development of society in the 100 years from 1830. In addition, in this work, the automatic placement of traffic lights and the expandability of stations and bridges make it possible to lay tracks more simply and flexibly than in the previous work, and improvements have also been made to automatically adjust the terrain according to the layout of the tracks.

In the work, there are 5 campaigns and 14 types of scenarios, “Free play” where you can freely choose the age and map, etc., “Sandbox” where you have unlimited funds and no rivals, and “Multiplayer” where you can cooperate with up to 4 people. ” mode and a variety of game modes.If you are interested in this workOfficial website of Railway Empire 2It would be a good idea to check it out as well.

Railway management simulation game

Railway management simulation game

Railway Management Simulation Game

Railway management simulation game

Railroad Management Simulation Game

Railway management simulation game

Railway management simulation game

“Railway Empire 2” official website is here

The full press release is below.

Sound the whistle of wealth and fame!
Railway management simulation “Railway Empire 2”
Available now on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Game Pass!
The PS4/5 version will be released on June 15th, and the Nintendo Switch version will be released on August 10th!

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Kalypso Media Japan Co., Ltd. (head office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) announced today that On May 26, the railway management simulation “Rail Way Empire 2” has been distributed on PC (Steam), Xbox Series X | S, and Xbox One.from today It also supports Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass.The release date of this work is different for each platform. PlayStation 5 / PlayStation 4 (package version / download version) version will be released on June 15,Nintendo Switch(package version / download version) is scheduled to be released on August 10, and currentlyReservations for the package version are now being accepted at game shops and online stores nationwide.

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“Railway Empire 2” is the latest work of the railway management simulation “Railway Empire” where you become the owner of a railway company and gain fame and fortune in 19th century North America and Europe. Players will run 60 real steam locomotives, expand their businesses, and build their ideal railway empire. In-game text and voice support Japanese. Even if you are playing this game for the first time, you can enjoy starting from the friendly tutorial.

Railway Management Simulation Game

Railway management simulation game

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Trajectory of the Railway Empire series

“Railway Empire” is a railway management simulation released on January 28, 2018. In Japan, he released a Japanese voice localized version from Ubisoft on May 24, 2018, and transferred the license to Calypso Media Japan in January 2022. In July 2022, “Railway Empire Complete Collection” (PS4/Switch) containing all DLC will be released. Set in America during the pioneering era of the West, it is recording long sales as a full-fledged management SLG that develops the region and company by laying a railroad network. The developer, Gaming Minds Studio, is a development studio under Calypso Media, specializing in the production of his SLG games set in the Middle Ages, such as “Port Royal 4” and “Grand Age Medieval”. The latest work is a naval battle simulation RPG “Tortuga Pirate’s Tale”

Game features

Railway Management Simulation Game

[Create a business by connecting tracks! ]
Let’s expand our business by providing means of transportation to the people, goods, and places that we need!
Strategic management skills, such as buying and sabotaging rivals, will also be tested.

[Relive the golden age of steam locomotives! ]
Technological innovation in the 19th century that made a dramatic breakthrough with the development of steam locomotives.
Unlock a research tree that simulates 100 years from 1830 and relive the process of how society grew to prosperity!

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[Expansion of track system and improvement of operability]
The track system has been expanded, including railway stations that can hold up to 8 tracks, and bridges that can hold up to 4 tracks. Signals are automatically set when the locomotive’s traveling direction is set, and operation is automatically managed by placing a route change machine on the parallel track. Improvements have been made so that you can enjoy more intuitive operation than the previous work.

Railway management simulation game

[Detailed map and beautiful graphics]
A vast and beautiful map spanning North America/Europe.
You can enjoy the areas delivered as paid DLC in the previous work immediately after purchasing. Detailed maps have been prepared for important areas, making it easier to understand how the city develops.

[Let’s play with abundant game modes! ]
People who want to enjoy deep management sim elements and the romance of steam locomotives. People who want to immerse themselves in railway construction. We have a wide variety of game modes that can be selected according to the tastes of those who want to play.

■ 5 “campaigns” and 14 “scenarios” to decide the character who will be the owner of the railway company and carry out the tasks given in each region.
■”Free play” where you select a map and age and complete randomly generated tasks.
You can also choose the difficulty level and customize the conditions.
■ Infinite funds, no rivals. “Sandbox” where you can freely build your ideal railway network
■ “Multiplayer mode” that can be played by up to 4 people.Friends can join the game while you play and help build tracks and routes

Evolution and improvements from the previous work

Scalability: simpler and more flexible track installation
Automatic placement of traffic lights (automatic placement by setting the traveling direction of the track)
Station scalability: up to 8 tracks can be laid
Bridge scalability: Can hold up to 4 tracks (4 or more depending on mode)

• Operability: Intuitive play with automatic terrain adjustment
As you plan routes to connect cities, the land automatically adapts to the layout of the tracks across mountains, valleys and plains, optimizing your rail network.

• Larger map
In a vast game world that covers all of North America and Europe, you can enjoy a regional map consisting of more than 250 towns spread across America/Europe (the previous game was playable on maps separated by regions). ) The original game engine reproduces the details of the zoomed graphics.

-Real steam locomotives
From the steam locomotives of the early pioneering era to the modern diesel locomotives, the real vehicles that colored the golden age of steam locomotives are reproduced in minute detail with precise graphics.Lineup of 60 of his locomotives and freight cars across North America and Europe

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•Enjoy the scenery from the train window
You can see the scenery of the train passing by from the passenger seat or from the driver’s seat of the steam locomotive.

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creative director message
Gaming Minds Studio Creative Director & Studio Lead: Daniel Dumont

The latest work in the series that reflects the “player’s voice” has been completed.

Railway Management Simulation Game

After the release of “Railway Empire” in 2018, we received a lot of voices from users, but the most common one was “I want to build a larger railway network”, and we answered that request. For this reason, we have newly implemented the “America Whole Map” and “European Whole Map”. Regarding the research tree, we also responded to requests to play through the years rather than in units of 20 years. Also, in the previous game, there was an opinion that it was easy to make mistakes when placing signals, so we made improvements such as simplifying the mechanism of laying tracks, for example, automatically placing signals by setting the direction of the tracks. By reducing operational errors, I think we will have more leeway to pay attention to route expansion and management.
Build a “bigger” and “more complex” railroad network on a beautifully reborn vast map and get your own railroad empire.

“Railway Empire 2” is available on PC (Steam), Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X | S, and Xbox One.
PlayStation 5/PlayStation 4 version will be released on June 15th
The Nintendo Switch version will be released on August 10th.

PS4/PS5 version and Switch version will be released soon!

“Railway Empire 2 Deluxe Edition” PS5 / PS4 package version and “Railway Empire 2 Nintendo Switch Edition” package version are currently accepting reservations at game shops and online stores nationwide.
Pre-order trailer YouTube

“Railway Empire 2 Deluxe Edition” PS Store
9,240 yen (tax included) → PS Plus user pre-order price: 8,316 yen (tax included)
Contents (detailed link): Main game / Various skins for locomotives, railway stations, headquarters buildings, etc. that can be used in the game
*Pre-orders will be available until 23:59 on June 14, 2023.

“Railway Empire 2” PS Store
7,700 yen (tax included) → PS Plus user pre-order price: 6,930 yen (tax included)
Contents: main game
*Pre-orders will be available until 23:59 on June 14, 2023.

【Product Info】

Railway Management Simulation Game

Title Railway Empire 2
Compatible models PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Release date PC, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One: Now available*
*Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, compatible with Smart Delivery
PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4: Scheduled to be released on Thursday, June 15, 2023
Nintendo Switch: Scheduled to be released on Thursday, August 10, 2023
[PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S]
Railway Empire 2 Deluxe Edition: Store List Price (Download Only)
Railway Empire 2 (Normal version): Store display price (download only)
Railway Empire 2 Deluxe Edition: 9,240 yen (tax included) (package version/download version)
Railway Empire 2: 7,700 yen (tax included) Regular version (download only)
[Nintendo Switch]
Railway Empire 2 Nintendo Switch Edition: 7,700 yen (tax included) (package version/download version)
Genre Railway management simulation
Number of players 1 offline / 2-4 online
* PS Plus subscription (paid) is required to enjoy online multiplayer.
*Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold (subscription sold separately) is required to use online multiplayer on the console.
*Nintendo Switch edition is for offline/single play only
Language Specifications Subtitles (Japanese/English) Audio (Japanese/English)
CERO B (for ages 12 and up)
Distributor Kalypso Media Japan Co., Ltd.
Official site https://kalypsomedia.co.jp/railway-empire2/
Announcement trailer
Construction trailer “Evolving Railway Construction”

Railway Empire 2 Copyright © 2023 Kalypso Media Group GmbH. Developed by Gaming Minds Studios. Published by Kalypso Media Group GmbH.
Railway Empire is a trademark of Kalypso Media Group GmbH.

*“PlayStation”, “PS5” and “PS4” are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
*Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo
*STEAM and the STEAM logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Valve Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
*Xbox, Xbox One and Xbox-related logos are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or its affiliates.
*The contents of the press release are subject to change.Please note

About Kalypso Media Group GmbH
Founded in 2006 in Germany, the independent publisher, developer and marketer of interactive entertainment software employs 200 people in 10 locations in Germany, the UK, Japan and the USA. In May 2021, its digital first label “Kasedo Games” acquired a majority stake in French “Bulwark Studios”. In October of the same year, the group’s in-house development studio “Nine Worlds Studios” was established in Munich. As of 2022, we have a total of five development locations, including Realmforge Studios, Gaming Minds Studios, and Claymore Game Studio. Major IP lineups include Tropico series, Commandos, Port Royale, Dungeons, Sudden Strike and Railway Empire.

■ About Calypso Media Japan
Kalypso Media Japan Co., Ltd. was established in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo in October 2020 as the Calypso Media Group’s first Asian regional office. I am responsible for the sales, marketing and localization of our titles in Japan.

“Railway Empire 2” official website is here

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