Airline Tycoon 2 video

by: Nathaniel -
Kalypso Media, makers of the Tropico series and the recent Crusades hacker and slasher The First Templar, have released a video for their upcoming title, Airline Tycoon 2.  For an entry into the "industry sim" genre, it looks like it contains a serious amount of goofy fun; combine that with the cartoony art-style and maybe you have a business simulator that's not as dry as one of Hemingway's martinis.  Key features include: 
  • Explore real world airports, from Russia to Venezuela, with realistic travel conditions and passenger volumes
  • Build your ideal fleet of planes – use the in-game editor to craft inexpensive mass-transportation “Greyhounds in the sky“ or unique, luxury jets that spoil the elite
  • Jump into the action as one of four playable avatars with unique strengths and weaknesses
  • Explore your home airport in full 3D, while bossing your employees around and expanding your blossoming airline; you might even meet VIPs at the airport lounge
  • Test your management mettle in a challenging business environment as you schedule flight plans, coordinate arrivals and departures and balance income and expenses – all to grow profit and enhance your airline’s global reputation
  • Random events bring variety to the game -- The Pope wants a special flight? Civil unrest in the Third World? Volcanic ash clouds above Europe? If you act quickly, you can profit from these events!
  • Sabotage– annoy and slow down your opponents with devious actions. But beware; your adversaries may just pay you back in kind! 

A decade after the best-selling Airline Tycoon comes the long awaited sequel to the legendary tongue-in-cheek economic simulation that puts players in the role of CEO of an international airline! Airline Tycoon 2 will challenge players to run a modern airline, design unique airplanes and grow a run-down carrier into a globally recognized company that passengers practically beg to fly. Airports worldwide are waiting to be explored, but beware– your rivals never rest! Crafty opponents are also working to dominate the skies…and they won’t let anything stand in the way of their goals!

Airline Tycoon 2 Key Features:
Explore real world airports, from Russia to Venezuela, with realistic travel conditions and passenger volumes
Build your ideal fleet of planes – use the in-game editor to craft inexpensive mass-transportation “Greyhounds in the sky“ or unique, luxury jets that spoil the elite
Jump into the action as one of four playable avatars with unique strengths and weaknesses
Explore your home airport in full 3D, while bossing your employees around and expanding your blossoming airline; you might even meet VIPs at the airport lounge
Test your management mettle in a challenging business environment as you schedule flight plans, coordinate arrivals and departures and balance income and expenses – all to grow profit and enhance your airline’s global reputation
Random events bring variety to the game -- The Pope wants a special flight? Civil unrest in the Third World? Volcanic ash clouds above Europe? If you act quickly, you can profit from these events!
Sabotage– annoy and slow down your opponents with devious actions. But beware; your adversaries may just pay you back in kind!
About The Kalypso Media Group

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 that employs nearly 100 video game industry experts world-wide.

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 three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH -- and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media‘s recent titles include Tropico 3 and The First Templar for Xbox 360 and PC, Disciples III: Renaissance and Dungeons for Windows PC. Upcoming titles include Tropico 4, Airline Tycoon 2, Demonicon and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.
 
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