Train Simulator 2012 Lays Down Some Cool Tracks with ICE 3 Ltd., 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.

Details after the jump.


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 “As a high-speed electric train with real performance, the ICE 3 offers an entertaining challenge for Sim fans as well.”

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About Train Simulator 2012

Awarded 2011 Simulation Game of the Year by the Game Industry News, Train Simulator 2012 is easily the most realistic rail simulator on the market and enables enthusiasts to expand their virtual railroad in any way they wish. The core kit contains everything a player needs to set up and begin operating an extensive railroad, including train simulation, landscaping tools and downloadable content, and the software is updated automatically after purchase meaning consumers continue receiving cool new features and improvements for Free! Beyond the basic kit, users can choose from a wide variety of add-ons, scenarios and expansions to build and personalize the railway of their dreams – and there are many more exciting add-ons in production.


Producer of cutting edge simulations and modeling tools for enthusiasts and industry, is a British success story and developer of the world-leading Train Simulator 2012. The company has seen rapid growth and built an industry-leading portfolio of more than 100 downloadable add-ons. The company is based in Chatham, UK.

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