Bracknell– 2nd August, 2010 - Kalypso Media is taking gamers on a journey through Middle-Age Europe today with the release of several new screenshots showcasing seaports and cities from Patrician IV. Download the new screens to get an up-close view of the various ports of call aspiring merchants will visit in Patrician IV, the upcoming strategy/economic simulation for Windows PC. For more information, 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.