Bracknell, UK – 17th September 2010 - Kalypso Media, an international publisher of PC and console entertainment, is thrilled to announce that Patrician IV, the trading simulation that casts players in the role of a middle-ages era merchant, has launched in the UK today. For more information about Patrician IV, the latest title in the Patrician series, 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 is available on Windows PC.
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.