Natsume just leaked some details regarding A-Train: City Simulator. Official release:
All aboard! Natsume just revealed details and art for its uPComing title, A-Train: City Simulator. A cross between a social experience and a deeply involved city building simulator, players of past Natsume titles like Harvest Moon and Carnage Heart EXA will feel right at home! The game will be available for the Nintendo 3DS in April 2015.
“We’re pleased to be teaming up with Artdink once again to bring players a game with amazing depth, while retaining a fun-hearted playability we know our fans love,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume, Inc. “We took one look at A-Train and knew this was the type of game our fans would love to dive right into!”
You’re the boss! It’s up to you to keep cities, towns, and suburbs connected and their transportation smoothly flowing. However, doing so comes with challenges: players will need to balance their budgets, as well as the wants and needs of the people using the systems. Bottlenecks and frustrated citizens must be avoided if the transportation system is going to truly work for the citizens!
As the new head of transportation, players will see real results of their work. They can build new buildings to support additional growth for bus routes and subway services, export goods to make money, and even build an airport! As time passes in-game, players will have the option to upgrade their technology, moving from steam-powered trains to high-powered electric ones!
Enjoy the sights of the city and the transportation methods you choose with a panoramic sweep, or set new goals with a map editor that gives players all the tools needed to craft new scenarios. With hours and hours of variable storylines, fans will find a deep depth of gameplay that’s sure to keep them coming back for more!