So, another 20 year old game is getting another chance at life. This time, it's Patrician
getting the upgrade. The last game in the series was released in English 7 years ago, and I guess that means by 2030, we'll be on Patrician 8. If you've never played the game, you're a struggling Merchant on the Baltic Sea, trying to get ahead. If you do well enough, you'll make your way out to sea. There you'll be, on a boat, with you swimsuit and your flippy-floppy's... er sandals.
The game has been slated tentatively for 10th September.
Patrician IV Official Website Launched
Ridgewood, NJ, July 23, 2010 - Kalypso Media today launched the official website forPatrician IV, their upcoming middle-ages trading and economic simulation. At the new Patrician IV site, visitors will be treated to more information about the game, and will be able to view new images, trailers and other assets as they become available. The website is located atwww.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.