Indie developer ARTDINK is no stranger to city simulation games. Their long-running series A-Train has been gliding steadily down the track for nearly four decades now, and its latest entry A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism will soon be rolling into the station on Nintendo Switch.

 


 

This newest locomotive-centric sim aims to spice up the tried and true formula of the genre by adding an increased focus on tourism. Players will need to make sure their cities are both financially viable and attractive to travelers if they hope to become the best city planners around.

 

“Become the president of your very own railroad company, laying tracks and running your trains as you see fit. However, you will be responsible for more than the railroad. You’ll also be tasked with managing subsidiaries, playing the stock market, and participating in urban planning, in order to develop and expand your town.

This latest installment in the A-Train series introduces the element of tourism to the urban planning formula, and focuses on building up towns into bustling tourism capitals. Providing realistic business management simulations of financing, investing, and more, as well as a wide variety of customizable options for all your vehicles, A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism is packed full of features for you to explore. But don’t be overwhelmed—players old and new alike will be able to jump right into the series thanks to the fun and practical tutorials provided in the early stages.”

 

 

A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism will be ready to roll this Friday, March 12th, and is available to pre-order on the Switch eShop for $59.99. A demo for the game is also available starting today, so you can start planning your railroad strategies ahead of the game’s full release — conductor whistle not included.

 

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Written by Marcus Ramirez

A writer and dreamer who loves all things tropical, bright, colorful, and shiny. Marcus is obsessed with Kingdom Hearts and patiently awaits its triumphant return to Nintendo hardware. He has a (totally real) court order that requires him to always have a 3DS or Switch on his person when leaving the house for more than a few hours.

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