Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants

Release date September 7th 2012 Price n/a
Format Xbox 360
Publisher Kalypso Media UK Ltd Distributor Advantage Distribution
Developer - Contact 0121 506 9590
Release date September 7th 2012 Price n/a
Format PS3
Publisher Kalypso Media UK Ltd Distributor Advantage Distribution
Developer - Contact 0121 506 9590
Release date September 7th 2012 Price n/a
Format PC
Publisher Kalypso Media UK Ltd Distributor Advantage Distribution
Developer - Contact 0121 506 9590
Lauren Wainwright

Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants

The third instalment in this business simulation series sees players embark on an adventure through the Caribbean during the 17th century.

Originally launched for the PC, Port Royale 3 finally offers console gamers the first historical trading simulation experience.

Players must take on the role of a young captain who is trying to build his fortune and reputation, and users can choose one of two campaigns: adventurer and trader.

Gamers who follow the adventurer path will see themselves leading a navel conquest where they need to gain notoriety through piracy, raids, hunting bounty and conquering cities to build their empire.

The trader mode sees the player using their economic know-how to become a powerful trading tycoon. Managing natural resources is the key to success and players can set up trade routes and build production facilities to further develop their cities.

There’s also a free-play mode that allows the player to combine the adventure and trader options to create a unique scenario. There are also multiplayer modes that allow users to go head-to-head.

While simulation games haven’t always felt streamlined on home console controllers, the radial menu helps make building cities a much smoother experience.

Port Royale 3 is out on both Xbox 360 and PS3 on September 7th.

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