Sonic Powered will release a PlayStation 4 version of train operator simulation game Japanese Rail Sim: Journey to Kyoto in 2020 in Japan, the company announced. Listings at retailers such as Biccamera and Neowing confirm it will be available on December 10 for 7,920 yen.
Japanese Rail Sim: Journey to Kyoto first launched for Switch in November 2019 in Japan, and supports both English and Japanese text. It is a port of the 3DS title Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Journey to Kyoto, which launched in October 2014 in Japan and August 2015 in the west. Dispatch Games previously announced plans to release the Switch version in the west in spring 2020, but it has since been delayed to an unannounced date.
The PlayStation 4 version of the game will feature high-quality images and sound unique to the platform, as well as intuitive controls that offer a realistic train operator experience.
Here is an overview of the game, via Dispatch Games:
Experience a full-fledged train driving experience with real images in Kyoto with all the beautiful autumn colors! The stage is Kyoto’s popular local line Eizan Railway which is dyed in autumn colors. Enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves with the latest live-action video.
- Full line recording, and new vehicles are included!
- There are two lines—the Kurama Line and the Eizan Line. You can drive all routes in both directions, up and down.
- In addition, the latest sightseeing train Hiei also appears in this game!
- The observation train Kirara is also included.
- You can experience driving while enjoying the difference in driving sensation between train types.
Full of elements to enjoy driving and travel!
The Guidebook introduces sightseeing spots along the line in an easy-to-understand manner. There are plenty of new elements such as achievements to test your driving skills! Who is the best driver? A new driving guide has been added, so even beginners can enjoy driving with ease. Powerful live-action video, complete with the full line recordings add new elements to further enjoy the driving and travel experience!
Watch the PlayStation 4 version teaser trailer below.