Kalypso Announces Official Add-on for Trading Simulation Patrician IV

Bracknell, 28 th January 2011- Kalypso Media today announced a new expansion for Patrician IV , their best-selling medieval-era trading simulation game. Rise of a Dynasty , will be the first official add-on to Patrician IV, and will add a variety of new cities, scenarios, cooperative multiplayer and much more. Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty is scheduled for release in the UK on 1st April 2011 for Windows PC.

Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty  offers players an exciting and fresh trading challenge with eight new cities to explore and introduces a multiplayer co-op mode for up to four players via the Internet or LAN. New features, based on suggestions of the fan community, have been added along with numerous improvements to the city environments and overall atmosphere of the game. Several timed scenarios are available, which, depending on how quickly they are completed by the player, adjust the difficulty and wealth available of later missions.

Features include:

    <*>Jointly control and grow the same Hanseatic trade organization and fight sea battles as a team; teammates can join or leave a game at any time in multiplayer mode <*>Six new scenarios that can be played in single or up to four-player multiplayer co-op mode <*>Expand  your trade to eight new cities spread across four regions -- the addition of land-based caravans allows the players to expand  their trade empire by sea and by land <*>New assignments and missions, including a treasure map which must be assembled from parts gathered throughout the game, provide new challenges and depth of play <*>Stylish new interior views of buildings, new citizen animations and behaviors, and animated businesses enhance the game atmosphere; interact with individual citizens to gauge the populace’s attitudes and concerns <*>Enjoy many additional game enhancements suggested by the Patrician community
 

Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty is being developed by Gaming Minds Studios GmbH, a studio created with members of the original Patrician development team.

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For more information please contact

Mark Allen

Head of PR, Kalypso Media

T: +44 (0) 1344 382 148

E: mark.allen@kalypsomedia.com

About Kalypso Media 

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.

 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 two development studios– Realmforge Studios GmbH and Gaming Minds 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, and will release M.U.D. TV for the PC this spring and DarkStar One– Broken Alliance for Xbox 360 in summer 2010. 


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