Today Square Enix announced the Japanese release date for its train simulator Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote-sen.
The game has been recently released for PS4 in Japan, and it’s the latest entry in the popular Densha de GO!! franchise.
It lets you enjoy running around Tokyo with a lineup of local trains on top of the Narita Express rapid train to the airport.
The titular Yamanote Line is one of the most iconic train lines in Tokyo, well-known for the green and grey livery of its cars and for running in a circle around the downtown area.
You can check out the trailer below showing the opening cutscene.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Densha de GO!! series, it’s a popular franchise of train simulator games that debuted in Japan all the way back in 1996.
Originally, it was produced by Taito, so it passed into Square Enix’s portfolio after the company’s acquisition in 2006.
Prior to the PS4 launch, the franchise hadn’t received a console release since the latest Nintendo DS game in 2010, with two arcade launches since.
At the moment, Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote-sen has been announced only for Japan. The chances to get a western release are likely slim, but I’m still going to hope.