Ridgewood, NJ, October 5, 2010 -- Today Kalypso Media USA is pleased to announce that Airline Tycoon 2, the humorous business simulation game, currently in development by B-Alive studios, is set for a Q4 2011 release in North America on Windows PC. B-Alive, who previously worked on titles including the popular Wildlife Park series, is taking over development, originally handled by Kalypso's internal studio - Realmforge.
Airline Tycoon 2 is the next installment in the acclaimed business management series - Airline Tycoon. The game sees the player take the reins of an airline which they must bring to financial success. As well as managing staff, buying new aircraft and opening up new air routes, players must deal with crabby passengers and engage in corporate espionage against their competitors.
"We are very pleased that the excellent B-Alive team is our development partner for Airline Tycoon II," said Stefan Marcinek, Global Managing Director of Kalypso Media Group. "This allows Realmforge to address our expanding multiplatform development needs.”
About The Kalypso Media Group
Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software that employs nearly 100 video game industry experts world-wide.
Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. subsidiary, and owns three development studios– Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH -- and works with multiple leading independent developers.
Kalypso Media recently released the critically acclaimed best-seller Tropico 3 for Xbox 360 and PC, DarkStar One– Broken Alliance for Xbox 360, D isciples III: Renaissance and Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade for Windows PC. Upcoming titles include Dungeons, The First Templar and Tropico 4
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