Bracknell– 5th August, 2010 - Kalypso Media, an international publisher of PC and console entertainment, today released the first in a series of feature videos for their upcoming economic trading/simulation title– Patrician IV. In this first video, viewers will be treated to an overview of the mercantile and trading systems within the game’s Medieval-era European world. This new feature video also explains how players set sail for new harbors and features clips of major trading cities. For more information about Patrician IV, which will release in September for Windows PC, please visit www.patrician4.com .
Originally released in 1992 for the Amiga and Atari ST, the Patrician brand has sold over 2 million units worldwide, and has earned the respect of strategy gamers the world over. Patrician IV will build upon the already solid reputation of its predecessors with a whole new art style combined with a redesigned and newcomer-friendly trading simulation engine.
In Patrician IV, the player takes on the role of a young merchant in the area of the Baltic and North Sea during the late Middle Ages, the zenith of the Hanseatic League and its naval trading empire.
Starting from meager beginnings as a small stall trader, players must use every skill at their disposal to rise through the merchant ranks and become the most powerful merchant in Europe. The authentic supply and demand-based trading system allows players to grow their business and head out to the high seas to form trading routes with other Hanseatic cities negotiating better prices for the buying and selling of goods.
Patrician IV is being developed by Gaming Minds Studios GmbH, a studio created with members of the original Patrician development team, and will be available on Windows PC across Europe from 10th September.