Rail tycoons, its time to expand your empire into new and exciting territories. After heading south to Mexico for the first DLC, Kalypso Media is thrilled to announce that the next update for its ambitious strategy title takes players north into the wilds of Canada in Railway Empire: The Great Lakes.
Budding entrepreneurs will make their journey into the wilds of Canada circa 1860, a country dominated by forest and tundra and where only a few sparsely populated settlements have managed to develop into larger towns. In order to further extend their rail empire, players must bridge the distance between the British colonies and reach economic independence by creating an effective infrastructure for the Great Lakes region in theall new scenario ‘Dominion Day’, spanning 1860-1880. Heading into Canada offers its own new challenges to players, as a new enhanced weather system has been implemented for all northern regions. However, this also allows for new tradeable goods such as fur and winter clothing to be transported to the 19 new cities on the Great Lakes map extension as you take stock of two new engines, Achilles (0-4-0) and Canadian (2-8-0), both only available in this DLC.
Railway Empire: The Great Lakes is available now on PC and Xbox One worldwide, and on PlayStation®4 in North America. The PlayStation®4 EU version will then release on 20th August. The DLC is priced at £6.99 (£6.49 PS4, £6.39 XBO) / €7.99 / $7.99.
In addition, as part of Railway Empire’s ongoing development, the game has just been updated to version 1.5, which introduces a new warehouse feature for supplying cities more easily and with less congestion on your network, as well as a range of other fixes and improvements.