New images from Airline Tycoon 2 now available

by: Russell -
If you've ever wanted to get into airline management, Airline Tycoon 2 might be your game.  Kalypso and b-Alive have released some new screens of the upcoming sequel to the original Airline Tycoon.  AT2 is going to feature a dynamic economic and flight system, airports worldwide, and customizable airplanes.  I'm terrible at sim-style games, but I could really get into this one.

Take to the Air with New Airline Tycoon 2 Images
 
Ridgewood, NJ, July 19, 2011 – Take a look at life inside the fast-paced world of airline management with a new batch of images from Airline Tycoon 2, the upcoming economic simulation/strategy game from Kalypso Media. Airline Tycoon 2 challenges players to build their own airlines from the ground up – including everything from designing passenger aircraft to planning optimal flight routes, while protecting themselves and their passengers for ne’er do well competing airlines in the process.  Airline Tycoon 2 is scheduled for release on Windows PC on October 18. 

Thirteen years after the original game, Kalypso and b-Alive bring you Airline Tycoon 2, the long awaited sequel to the legendary economic simulation above the skies! Run your own airline, craft unique airplanes and evolve your company from a run-down cheap carrier to a global player. Airports worldwide are waiting to be explored! But beware: your rivals never rest! Mean opponents like the nasty Tupolevsky and the beautiful Natalie Childman also strive to become the world greatest airline tycoon! 
 
Airline Tycoon 2 Features: 
 
  • Dynamic economic and flight system: The world of Airline Tycoon 2 is constantly changing!
  • Airports worldwide, from Moscow to Venezuela – every single one with realistic conditions and passenger volume
  • Individually customizable airplanes: With extensive editors, clunky chassis become unique, luxury travel machines! 
  • Be in the action: Navigate your avatar around your 3D home airport, order your employees around and expand your airline. You might even meet some VIPs at the airport bar!
  • Challenging economic simulation: Plan flights all around the world, coordinate arrivals and landings, make a profit and improve the image of your airline.
  • Four playable avatars with defined strengths and weaknesses 
  • A mix of random events bring variety to the game: The pope wants a special flight? Civil unrest in the third world? Volcanic ash clouds above Europe? Only if you act fast and properly, will you benefit from these events.
  • Sabotage: Annoy your opponents with devious actions! But beware! Your enemies will take revenge on you!
 
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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