One More Game Added To PS Plus Extra/Premium Lineup For October 2023
One additional game has quietly been added to the PS Plus Extra and Premium catalog in the US for the month of October, 2023.
The US PlayStation Store has updated the PS Plus Extra and Premium catalog for October, 2023 with an additional game, and that game is A-Train Express. Oddly enough, it was not mentioned in the lineup for this month, which includes major titles such as Gotham Knights, The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, Disco Elysium The Final Cut, Gungrave GORE, Elite Dangerous, and Dead Island Definitive Edition.
For the uninitiated, A-Train Express is a PS4 port of A-Train 9 with PlayStation VR support. It launched in Japan on December 21, 2017. Degica Games and Limited Run Games later brought it in the US on May 22, 2019.
A-Train 9 was originally released in Japan on February 11, 2010, and worldwide on March 15, 2012. The Japanese version saw two exclusive building kits released in October and December 2010. A 3D patch was also made available in Japan, allowing the game to be played in Stereoscopic 3D. Meanwhile, the German version received an unofficial patch, which added 200 additional trains to the existing lineup. Both versions featured a digital manual explaining urban growth, development, and financial management, which are the game’s core components. The game includes buses, trucks, power plants, Japanese castles, and authentic-looking Japanese buildings, grouped by travel distance and work type.
On December 7, 2012, A-Train 9 Version 2.0: Professional Edition launched in Japan. It came in DVD format and as a software patch for the original A-Train 9 users to upgrade. Version 2.0 encompassed all content from the two expansion packs for the original A-Train 9, with new buildings, trains, and bug fixes. Several DLCs were later released, starting with “Shanghai” on August 1, 2012.
On June 29, 2014, a new version, A-Train Version 3.0: Railway Simulator, was released, which later became available worldwide on October 10, 2014, through Steam, although it offered fewer real-life trains due to licensing issues. On October 21, 2015, A-Train 9 Version 4.0: Japan Rail Simulator was released on Steam. On September 6, 2018, A-Train Version 5.0: Final was released in Japan.