About new open-world horror game ‘Choo-Choo Charles’

Looking for something a little different to invest your time in? Well, how about taking control of a train and getting into a battle with a creepy spider-train named Charles?

No, there were absolutely no drinking involved in the creation of this article. Choo-Choo Charles is a new, open-world horror game that puts you straight into Thomas the Tank Engine's worst nightmare.

As you navigate the island and upgrade your train, you'll have to keep your spotlight ready as Charles (the spider train) hunts you down.

You'll need to leave the safety of your old train to do things like clearing the path in front of your old, yellow locomotive or switching the direction of tracks.

The official description of the game does a fair job of explaining this bizarre title:

"In Choo-Choo Charles you're given the task of eradicating a monster known by the locals as Charles. Nobody knows where he came from, but they know why; to eat the flesh of puny humans.

"You have a small yellow train, with a map, mounted machine gun, and an exquisite collection of bobble-heads on the dashboard. You'll use this train to get from place to place, while you complete missions for the townspeople, or loot scraps from around the island.

"Over time you'll use your scraps to upgrade your train's speed, armour, and damage. You'll grow your arsenal, and (hopefully) become an unstoppable force, ready to take on the great and mighty Charles."

Choo-Choo Charles will begin to haunt your fairly pleasant train dreams early next year.

If you don’t believe us, watch the announcement trailer below: