Ridgewood, NJ October 9, 2012 - Kalypso Media USA is pleased to announce that its pirate-themed adventure/empire-building game, Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants, is now available in North American retail stores for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony.
Port Royale 3 takes players to an authentic recreation of the 17th century Caribbean, where they'll choose either the life an adventurer, or that of a merchant, following quests specific to their choices. Adventurers will find their path filled with exciting naval battles and quests, from saving young damsels from kidnappers, to invading pirate hideouts, hunting down elusive pirates or even raising the skull and crossbones flag over the player's own fleet to become a privateer. As a merchant, players will craft massive shipping and trading empires, build fleets balanced for cargo hauls and survival in the treacherous waters, aiming for power, wealth and influence rivaling those of the great nations of the era. More information about Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants is available at www.port-royale3.com.
In Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants, players will embark upon an epic adventure through the Caribbean during the turbulent 17th century where the naval powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands all fight for supremacy in the colonies. Players take on the role of a young captain trying to build his fortune and reputation in the new world colonies. The campaign consists of two different paths for the young protagonist to follow: adventurer and trader.
Following the path of the adventurer will lead the player on a naval conquest where they must gain notoriety through raids, piracy, bounty hunting, plundering and conquering cities as they strive to build their new Caribbean empire.
The route of the trader sees the player using their economic know-how to become the most powerful trading tycoon in the New World by setting up trade routes, building production facilities and developing cities.
In free-play mode, the player crafts a combination of the two paths, creating a unique and challenging scenario on the path to increase wealth and power.
Features of Port Royale 3 Pirates & Merchants:
● Two different single player campaigns: Adventurer and Trader
● Naval battles, raids, plundering and invasions await the Adventurer, while the Trader will develop trade routes and the economy to earn glory, fortune and power
● 16 different ship types, such as powerful Galleons or versatile Frigates
● Organize trade with 60 different cities such as Port-au-Prince or Tortuga
● A comprehensive trade system, with supply and demand dynamically setting the price of goods and wares, like in the real world
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 with 120 employees 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. office 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 titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 4, Sins of a Solar Empire, and Dungeons. Upcoming multi-platform titles include Port Royale 3, Omerta - City of Gangsters, DARK and The Dark Eye - Demonicon. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.