Port Royale coming to US

Tri Synergy today announced it will publish Port Royale in North America. Set in the 16th and 17th century, Port Royale is an empire-building RTS sim, immersing gamers in the historic rivalry between pirates and buccaneers. Port Royale is scheduled to ship in NA in Q2 of 2003 (Note: The game will also be released in UK next month).
TRI SYNERGY BRINGS PORT ROYALE, AN EMPIRE-BUILDING RTS TO THE PC Boston, MA March 21, 2003 – Videogame co-publishing company, Tri Synergy, sets sail with an all-new RTS trading adventure, Port Royale. Set in the 16th and 17th century, Port Royale immerses gamers in the historic rivalry between pirates and buccaneers. As a pirate or trader, players embark on a journey through the Caribbean “New World” where they must establish their reputation, build plantations and construct trade routes throughout 60 villages. Port Royale is scheduled to ship in Q2 of 2003. Port Royale is an empire-building RTS simulation with expansive environments of over 4,000,000 square miles, where players can choose to be one of four great nations; England, France, Spain or Holland, during the battle for colonization. PC gamers will become true buccaneers as they plunder and seize their enemies’ villages or as a trader, amass a commanding fleet and strike against the pirates first, while trying to develop their status in society. “Port Royale is a refreshing take on the classic RTS genre,” said Shane Nestler, executive vice president of Tri Synergy. “Players will become so engrossed in the ‘pirate-esque’ world of real-time, 3D sea battles and searching for hidden treasure, that they will never want to leave.” With explosive naval battles that display the ships damage, smoke and blazing fires in strikingly realistic 3D, a full “pick up and play” tutorial mode and multiplayer mode that supports up to 8 people via LAN or internet, Port Royale is set to sail to the top of the RTS genre.