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  All Aboard! Sid Meier’s Railroads! Steams Onto the Mac This Fall
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10/09/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

DATE:

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

CONTACT:

Brad Gibson at bgibson@feralinteractive.com

+1 918 691 3420

Feral Interactive today announced that Sid Meier’s Railroads!, the ingenious re-imagining of the legendary Railroad Tycoon (1990), will be released for the Mac this Fall. Developed by Firaxis games and published by 2K Games for PC, Sid Meier’s Railroads! comes to the Mac for the first time under the Feral Legends label.

First published in 2006 for PC, Sid Meier’s Railroads! is a compelling combination of virtual train set and business simulator, putting players in charge of building their own railroad empire. Players control a vast collection of rolling stock from steam and diesel locomotives to modern electric trains, hauling goods and passengers across vast continents.

Featuring 46 historically-accurate trains, 16 maps and seven mission-driven scenarios that span two centuries of American and European history,

Sid Meier’s Railroads! challenges players to turn frontier lands into thriving civilizations by laying track and routing trains between farms, towns, mines and factories. With rival railroad barons such as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Charles de Gaulle on the scene, players will need to be quick, smart and decisive to stay on track.

Sid Meier’s Railroads! is so addictive that we had trouble prizing it out of the hands of our testers. We’re confident Mac gamers will be stoked for it,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive.

Sid Meier’s Railroads! for the Mac will retail in North America for US $29.99, £19.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €24.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. When released, it will be available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including http://www.feralinteractive.com/ and the Mac App Store. A mini-site dedicated to the game is available at http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-games/railroads/. A trailer for Sid Meier’s Railroads! is available now on Feral’s YouTube channel ( http://www.youtube.com/user/feralinteractive).

Minimum system requirements call for a 1.8GHz Intel Mac with at least 3GB RAM, 128 MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.6.8 or later. The game does not support the following graphics cards: ATI X1xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series.

EDITORS: Screenshots, logos and other essential graphics and multimedia tools for Sid Meier’s Railroads! can be found online in the Feral Press Area ( http://press.feralinteractive.com/games/). If you do not have a press area login, please contact Brad Gibson, Feral PR Manager, at bgibson@feralinteractive.com.

About Feral Interactive

Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the Macintosh platform, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such Macintosh hits as Empire: Total War - Gold Edition, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition, BioShock 2, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Tropico 3: Gold Edition, Mafia II: Director’s Cut, Batman: Arkham Asylum, DiRT 2, Borderlands and Rome: Total War Gold Edition. Please visit our website at http://www.feralinteractive.com,  find us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/feralgames or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/feralinteractive.

About Feral Legends

Feral Legends is a publishing label of Feral Interactive with a mission to bring to the Mac top quality, older titles previously unreleased on the platform. Other releases to date on the label are Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Rome: Total War Gold Edition, Brothers in Arms: Double Time and Tomb Raider: Underworld.

About 2K Games

Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment software games for the console, PC, and handheld gaming systems through its three divisions: 2K Games, 2K Sports, and 2K Play. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including first-person shooters, action, role-playing, real-time strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K Czech, Cat Daddy Games, and 2K China. In just a few short years, 2K launched the 2007 Game of the Year - BioShock®; continued the award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization® series; delivered the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise with NBA® 2K11; and broke new ground in the family entertainment market with its multi-million unit selling hit Carnival Games. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

About Firaxis Games

Founded in 1996, Firaxis Games is a world-renowned game development studio with an unwavering mission to “build games that stand the test of time”. The name Firaxis is a fusion of “fiery” and “axis”, communicating the company’s dynamic process of game development resulting in the creation of groundbreaking titles that deliver unparalleled gameplay and endless fun to millions of gamers around the globe. Under the creative direction of industry legend Sid Meier, Firaxis has released dozens of hit games on multiple platforms and is recognized as an industry leader in game development. Firaxis has created many blockbuster titles, including Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, Sid Meier’s Gettysburg!, Sid Meier’s Civilization III Series, Sid Meier’s SimGolf, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Sid Meier’s Civilization IV Series (including Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization), Sid Meier’s Railroads!, and most recently, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution. The titles have sold millions worldwide and garnered hundreds of industry awards.

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