Railsimulator.com, the market-leading innovator of rail simulation and modeling tools, today released details regarding the upcoming Intercity-Express (ICE) 3 add-on for the award-winning Train Simulator 2012. The high-speed electric train is expected to release on August 9 as a download on Steam.
Continuing the distinctive, award-winning design of the ICE network, the ICE 3 is the third generation in the cutting-edge German Intercity-Express system of high-speed passenger trains. First used in 2000, these trains were designed for greater usability throughout Europe, and are the only ones able to run on the Köln-Frankfurt high-speed line with its 4 percent incline. It differs from its predecessors in that the units are self-propelled by electricity rather than being pulled by locomotive. ICE 3 trains also feature a partially transparent driver’s cab that allows first class passengers a view of the driver’s compartment.
“These up-to-the-minute trains are very popular with rail fans for their iconic, futuristic look and the lounge seating behind the cab,” said Paul Jackson, CEO of RailSimulator.com. “As a high-speed electric train with real performance, the ICE 3 offers an entertaining challenge for Sim fans as well.”