Train Sim World 2020 welcomes its first split track with the Rhein-Ruhr Osten: Wuppertal - Hagen route add-on, including the S8 S-Bahn and the Main Line between the two stations.
The hustle and bustle of urban sprawl passenger operations and intermix of freight are yours to experience in Train Sim World: Rhein-Ruhr Osten. Take in the scenic backdrop of the North Rhine-Westphalia as you carry out passenger and freight duties whilst negotiating the busy Rhein-Ruhr route. Manage your trains through the route as it forges along two separate paths and deliver your cargo on-time. Whether you’re driving, riding along or watching the action, experience all the sights and sounds of German railways Take control of two very different German trains, the DB BR 422 EMU as they serve the many passenger stations, and the MRCE BR 185.5 on freight duty. Featuring an electric simulation underpinned with expert technical knowledge and real-world data, the performance and sounds make them feel just like the real thing.
The route diverges shortly after leaving Hagen, giving you the choice of carrying passengers along the bustling, riverside S8 S-Bahn for classic stopping-service operations or hauling freight along the urban Main Line. Home to automated services in addition to your train, the route merges again near Schwelm before continuing down to Wuppertal. As you journey along the Wupper river towards your destination, look north to watch the elevated Schwebebahn – a stunning suspended rail system that carries commuters over the water.
The beautiful scenery of the North Rhine-Westphalia region is matched only by the lovingly recreated traction running up and down the route. The DB BR 422 joins the Train Sim World roster as a brand new experience for all our players. The familiar BR 185.5 is now freshly decked out in a striking MRCE livery, proudly hauling newly licensed Sggmrss container wagons with authentic Hamburg Sud and Hapag-Lloyd branding. We’ve also included cross-compatibility with other German Train Sim World add-ons, so collectors will benefit from more scenarios and the ability to swap locomotives on certain services.
Powered by Unreal Engine 4 technology and Dovetail Games’ proprietary SimuGraph vehicle dynamics engine, incorporating a simulation underpinned with expert technical knowledge and real-world data, the performance, sounds and feel has been accurately reproduced to make the trains feel just like the real thing.
Let's take a look at the official launch trailer and key features:
31 km (19 mile) route of the Rhein-Ruhr route from Wuppertal to Hagen
Includes 11 km (7 mile) diverging S8 S-Bahn route between Schwelm and Wehringhausen
DB BR 422 EMU in DB Traffic Red Livery
DB BR 185.5 in MRCE Dispolok Black Livery
Sggmrss Bogie Container Wagon, Shimmns-TTU 722 and Zacns freight wagons
Highly detailed, feature-rich, driving cabs with accurate true-to-life performance and handling for both multiple unit and locomotive traction.
Authentic and detailed sound recordings, recorded from the real locomotives
Journey Mode features over 20 hours of activities for you to master
Five detailed and engaging scenarios for the route, involving emergency diversions and obstructions along the line!
100 Jobs for you to complete including replacing Route Maps, repairing Electrical
Cabinets, restocking First Aid Points and placing No Trespassing signs.
Accessible Training Modules to get you started quickly
Extensive 24-Hour Timetable Mode with over 160 timetabled services
Cross compatible with other German add-ons – the Main Spessart Bahn, Ruhr-Sieg Nord, DB BR 182 and DB BR 155 add-ons all allow you to play additional services or swap locomotives into included services..
Train Sim World: Rhein-Ruhr Osten is available right now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam.
Skybound Games and Beamdog today announced that enhanced editions of several classic Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing videogames – including Baldur’s Gate, the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, Baldur’s Gate II, Planescape: Torment, and Icewind Dale – are now available on modern consoles for the very first time.
Tailored for a natural gameplay experience on consoles, these enhanced editions give longtime fans and newcomers alike the opportunity to play these critically acclaimed adventures from a golden age of RPGs in a whole new way. Beamdog has upgraded each title with support for high-resolution widescreen displays, controls optimized for console controllers, new content, new characters and classes, expanded character creation options, redesigns of the UI and UX, bug fixes, balance changes and more.
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack: Celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the original Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and its sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, return with all DLC and restored quest content, as well as the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, featuring new original content developed by Beamdog to bridge the two games.
Available today globally these boxed versions can be purchased at major retailers on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch for $49.99 each. These titles are also available for digital download on the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store, and Nintendo eShop.
For further news and updates on all three games, please browse through all of our Xbox coverage including the best new and upcoming games, Xbox One X 4K HDR games, game trailers, release dates, Xbox achievements, and more.
Chucklefish have announced details for the forthcoming DLC - Wargroove: Double Trouble, coming free to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Double Trouble introduces a brand new co-op enabled campaign, new Commanders, public & private multiplayer lobbies, a whole suite of editor tool updates, balance changes + much more...
Wargroove: Double Trouble is designed with co-op play in mind, adding a new story campaign that introduces 3 new Outlaw Commanders; the mighty Wulfar, troublemaker twins Errol and Orla, as well as the maleficent Vesper. After an unexpected kidnapping and some severe ransom demands, your group of rogues have no choice but to perform the biggest heist that Aurania has ever seen…
Wargroove: Double Trouble Introduces:
A brand new Co-Op Story Campaign can be played couch co-op, online co-op or even solo
The DLC will be launching at the same time as an upcoming patch which will also include balance adjustments to a number of units and Commanders. Wargroove: Double Trouble''s release date and trailer will be revealed soon!
For future news and updates about Wargoove, please browse through all of our Xbox coverage including the best new and upcoming games for 2019, 2020 and beyond, Xbox One X 4K games, game trailers, release dates and more.
Frostpunk is a society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. Presenting complex strategic gameplay, demanding challenges and rich story, Frostpunk extends its unmatched survival experience to consoles. Adapted for consoles with revised controls and adjusted mechanics, Frostpunk: Console Edition allows you to fully test your tactical prowess on the frozen wastelands.
Offering players a complex strategic challenge alongside a rich narrative featuring an alternative take on the 19th-century industrial revolution, Frostpunk weaves a story of how our planet mysteriously freezes, putting an end to civilization as we know it and forcing the human race to adapt to the harsh conditions. As the leader of possibly the last civilized society on Earth, you’re going to build the city your survivors live in, discover new technologies, explore frozen wastelands and most importantly, manage and rule society to prepare it for life in an unforgiving world. Whether you’re an enlightened ruler or an iron-fisted tyrant, you’ll discover choices in this world aren’t as easy as they seem, and that holding power over people has a cost as heavy as the responsibility you feel in caring for them.
Frostpunk: Console Edition is available digitally today October 11, with a retail version to follow on October 18 in Europe and October 22 in the United States.
The first free title update for the acclaimed Monster Hunter World:Iceborne expansion is now available, keeping the Monster Hunter tradition of robust post-launch support and extending the end-game content even further.
The free update offers more challenging options for players to conquer including the ferocious fan-favorite Rajang, more tempered monsters, a whole new region for the end-game Guiding Lands area, and more. In an accompanying developer update video, Capcom also revealed additional post-launch updates planned for the remainder of the year as well as upcoming collaborations.
Watch the latest Developer Diary to and read on to learn about all the free updates coming to Iceborne:
The centerpiece of the first update is the fearsome Rajang, the thunderous fan-favorite monster that offers a challenge for even the most seasoned hunters. This hyper-aggressive fanged beast turns into a golden ball of fury when enraged, unleashing even more lethal attacks as its powerful arms deal incredible damage in one swoop. However, defeating and utilizing its parts yields equally incredible equipment, including golden and black palette armor with high offensive skills.
Console game developers have often looked towards the casino gaming market to attract new players to their consoles. But there has always been something lacking in the subsequent titles that have been released.
The problem with simulations
The main problem for console developers is that their casino-based games have always been simulations when in reality, serious casino players prefer the features and benefits of real games. There are players who enjoy playing casino simulations rather than the real thing, often as a break from the intense world of console gaming, but their numbers are limited.
So we have serious casino game and poker players on one side and hard-core gamers on the other and there seems to be no way of bringing these two audiences together.
Previous X-box titles
Pure Hold’em: Full House Poker was released on the Xbox One and provided a decent poker gaming experience for the genre. The game featured interactive multi-player options and tournament poker, and the graphics were excellent. As poker simulations go, the developers made a great job of releasing a polished product but the underlying issues remained.
Prominence Poker was another title that made a great attempt to make a simple simulation game more interesting. It featured amazing graphics and an assortment of underground gambling dens for players to visit on their way to grabbing the virtual pot.