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Trackline Express out on Switch next week, new trailer

Posted on April 13, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop, Videos

Bubblebird Studio has nailed down a release date for Trackline Express, its new train builder. It will be available for Switch on April 18, 2024.

We previously reported that Trackline Express would be coming to Switch back in February. There was no word on launch timing, but it thankfully wasn’t a long wait.

In case you missed our previous coverage, check out the following overview:

Embark on a thrilling journey through an unforgiving desert. Gather scarce resources and utilize your strategic skills to build a train capable of overcoming attacks and fires.

Get your tickets to ride the Trackline Express today! Small disclaimer: there might be some missing rails sections. And occasional barbarian attacks. But don’t worry, our trains are the most reliable out there. Some just require a few upgrades here and there. Other than that, a perfectly fine ride is awaiting for you!
Did we mention wildfires?

Trackline Express is a train builder where you need to reach the stations while keeping your passenger safe from attacks and wildfires. Gather wood, rocks, ores, coal, and then transform them into various resources to create new buildings and equipment using blueprints that you unlock along the way.

The game offers a unique blend of gameplay elements that could appeal to players who enjoy strategy and resource management and to those looking for a more relaxed and cozy gaming experience with occasional exciting twists.

There aren’t many resources in the desert, so you’ll have to think about how to use them in the best possible way.

You’ll need to collect enough coins to unlock blueprints in order to build anything. Once a blueprint is unlocked, it’s freely available. Coins are rare around there, so use them wisely.

With enough resources and the right blueprints, you can create multiple buildings and equipment to help you keep going forward and survive. What will you build first? A mine to get the coal for the train? Or maybe a well for your water tank? Unless you choose equipment to defend yourself against an upcoming threat… Each game is different and might require different prioritizations. Adaptation is key.

Attacks are frequent. You’ll have to fight to protect your convoy. Fortunately there are a few items you can use. As more passengers arrive, you’ll have to be more creative with how you use them.

Feed your train with fuel, build new wagons and new equipment to defend against, well, basically everything. Try to automate things to keep moving as the game gets harder and harder with time and distance.

Key Features

  • High replayability value
  • Many items to gather and craft
  • Multiple game modes
  • Mini quests to complete
  • Random deterministic map generator

A new Trackline Express release date trailer can be found below.

Gameplay Trailer

The game will be sold digitally on the Switch eShop for $12.99.

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