Worms / Bracknell, 14th of November 2008
Kalypso Media has secured the worldwide rights to Tropico 3 from Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Kalypso will release the third iteration of the famous and admired PC strategy game series in summer 2009. Tropico 3 is based on the first Tropico game.
"The Tropico series is a great IP which we are excited to continue. The game will be the biggest project Kalypso has realized so far in its short history and we are focussing on achieving a worldwide PC hit with this brand. The acquisition of Tropico along with other key licenses is fundamental to our future growth," says Simon Hellwig, Managing Director of Kalypso Media.
Tropico 3 will be developed by Bulgarian studio Haemimont Games, who are also responsible for the development of Kalypso's Grand Ages: Rome.
The game will attract the fans of the Tropico series, as well as newcomers with state-of-the-art graphics, complex gameplay similar to the other titles in the series and acomprehensive multiplayer mode.
Ruth Fraser/Keiron Fraser/JJ Penney
Chaloner Associates (Cambridge) Ltd
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About Kalypso Media
Kalypso Media specialise in the publication of interactive media– primarily computer games. Kalypso Media was founded in summer 2006 by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek. A year later, the sister company Kalypso Media UK Ltd was opened in England and is now led by Andrew Johnson and Charlie Barrett, experienced members of the Kalypso Media Group management team. The UK headquarter is based in Bracknell.
For further information see www.kalypsomedia.com