Welcome to the age of the Renaissance, a time of miraculousadvances and extraordinary discoveries. Opportunities for the brave andadventurous abound. Trade and exploration dominate the era, as wondrousVenice grows to prominence. Wealth beyond dreams flows through Venetiancoffers, as this tiny city comes to control much of the known world.Merchant Prince 2 is a turn-based strategy game of economic, political, and military conquest. Venture deep into the heart of the Renaissance, a time when valiant traders braved storms, pirates, and disease to amass fortunes. Chart the treacherous Atlantic and overcome the desert heat, bringing untold wealth back from the four corners of the earth. Join in the vicious politics, bribing senators, buying cardinals, and seizing offices ranging from general of the Venetian Home Army to the Pope himself.Accumulate wealth during five campaigns in Europe, Asia, and even the New World. Trade with dominant cultures, hire mercenaries, and break open closed markets. Optional settings allow you to research and develop over 30 technologies. Slander your opponents with more than 100 different phrases, or create your own. Merchant Prince 2 features multiplayer support for upto four players via LAN or over the Internet.