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Rail tycoon sim rolls into the station with DLC-packed portable debut

Sydney, Australia – (19 June, 2020) – Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Independent Arts Software today launched Railway Empire – Nintendo Switch™ Edition. Originally developed by Kalypso Media’s in-house developer Gaming Minds Studios, the Nintendo Switchversion arrives courtesy of storied German developer Independent Arts Software, who re-engineered the rail tycoon sim for its portable debut.

Available in a physical retail edition and as a digital purchase via the Nintendo eShopRailway Empire – Nintendo Switch™ Edition includes the main game (with all added content and improvements since its initial launch), alongside the Mexico DLC, Crossing the Andes DLC, and The Great Lakes DLC. Additional purchases such as the Germany DLC, France DLC, and Great Britain & Ireland DLC will be available later via the Nintendo eShop.

Railway Empire is available now on Nintendo Switch™, PC, Xbox One and PS4.

In Railway Empire – Nintendo Switch™ Edition, extend and manage your rail network on the go! Explore the Mexico, The Great Lakes and Crossing the Andes DLCs, unlocking new scenarios on regional maps, additional soundtracks, locomotives as well as the new Night and Snow mode.

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 developing 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 innovation.

However, you can’t just build and research your way to the top – the competition never sleeps! To keep your business on track, you will have to survive against up to three rival tycoons. To move up the ladder, you may have to resort to more cutthroat tactics as you attack and sabotage your opponents through raids and industrial espionage.


  • Includes the Mexico, The Great Lakes and Crossing the Andes DLCs
  • Exploit the economic opportunities of the United States in an extensive campaign
  • Lead your empire to success by establishing a comprehensive rail network and optimizing the transportation of passengers and goods
  • Master challenges and objectives through a range of scenarios, or create the perfect railway network in Construction mode without any financial pressure
  • Acquire over 40 historically accurate locomotives and more than 30 different wagons, all with their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Invest in over 300 new technologies across five different eras to progress and maximize the potential of your rail network
  • Compete with up to three rival companies and sabotage their efforts with bandits and spies

For more information, please visit www.kalypsomedia.com


About the Kalypso Media Group
Kalypso Media Group GmbH is a fully independent publisher, developer and marketer of interactive entertainment software with 100 employees in 8 locations in Germany, England and the United States, including Kasedo Games, Kalypso Media’s digital-first label, and three development studios – Realmforge Studios (Munich), Gaming Minds Studios (Gütersloh) and Claymore Game Studios (Darmstadt).

Specializing in developing strategy games for a global audience on all modern platforms, Kalypso Media’s IP portfolio includes the full rights to the Tropico series, Commandos, Port Royale, Dungeons, Sudden Strike, and Railway Empire. Kalypso Media’s recent releases are Commandos 2 – HD Remaster and Praetorians – HD Remaster and Railway Empire – Nintendo Switch™ Edition. Upcoming releases include Dungeons 3 – Complete Collection (26/06/20), Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (28/08/20), Port Royale 4 (25/09/20) and Spacebase Startopia (23/10/20). Kasedo Games’ recent releases are Filament. Upcoming releases include Distant Kingdoms and console versions of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus.

More information about the Kalypso Media Group is available at www.kalypsomedia.com.

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