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Some scenic screenshots of Patrician IV

by: Sean Colleli -
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In Kalypso's upcoming strategy sim Patrician IV, you'll visit several breathtaking ports from middle-Ages Europe, as evidenced in these new screens. These vistas really are gorgeous and I bet you'll need a decent PC to run them well. Patrician IV is being developed by Gaming Minds but they're getting some help from a few of the developers who made the original Patrician for the Atari ST back in 1992. I'm still addicted to the 360 port of DarkStar One that Gaming Minds developed, so I'm eager to see how Patrician IV turns out.

Patrician IV - New Screenshots Show off Stunning Ports of Call

Ridgewood, NJ, August 2, 2010 - Kalypso Media is taking gamers on a journey through Middle-Ages 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.

About Kalypso Media
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.

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 two development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH and Gaming Minds Studios GmbH , and works with multiple leading independent developers. Kalypso Media recently released the critically acclaimed best-seller Tropico 3 for Xbox 360 and PC, and will release M.U.D. TV for the PC this spring and DarkStar One – Broken Alliance for Xbox 360 in summer 2010.