Historic trade sim plots course for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, adds stunning visuals, real-time weather effects and cross-gen save
Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Gaming Minds Studios have today announced that seafaring trade simulator Port Royale 4 will arrive on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on the 10th of September. The next-gen versions of the game include upgraded visuals and performance, cross-gen save functionality, and enhanced lighting and weather simulation. A brand-new trailer showcasing the improvements can be viewed below.
Featuring a stunning 4K game world on PS5 and Xbox Series X (1080p on Xbox Series S), cross-gen save capability and real-time cloud rendering, Port Royale 4 for next-gen consoles gives players the most detailed and true-to-life 17th century trading experience to date. The game will arrive in both standard and extended digital editions – the latter featuring exclusive digital content such as 4 lighthouses and the blueprints to 5 magnificent parks with which players can decorate their settlements. There will also be a boxed Extended Edition available at retail.
In Port Royale 4, set sail and join the colonial powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands in their fight for supremacy of the Caribbean in the 17th century. Take control of a colony as a young and ambitious governor and learn what it takes to manage and grow a small settlement into a bustling trader city.
Develop production chains connecting multiple islands and create complex trade routes across the Caribbean, covering the ever-growing needs of multiple cities. Make use of the detailed sea map to avoid stormy weather regions, cliffs or shallow waters. Fulfil tasks for your nation’s viceroy, earning more fame to unlock town buildings, ships and more. Conquer the cities of rival nations or hunt down their fleets with a letter of marque while also keeping a keen eye out for pirates and other privateers.
In Port Royale 4, combat encounters are turn-based, with up to 8 ships battling at once. Turn the tide with tactical captain manoeuvres to ensure a glorious victory each and every fight.
Celebrating its 12th year in the video games industry, the Kalypso Media Group is a privately owned, global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with close to 100 employees worldwide, operating from seven offices across Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media has also established a digital-first label called “Kasedo Games” and enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital subsidiary. Furthermore, the group owns two development studios – Realmforge and Gaming Minds – to secure a constant supply of high quality games, and works with multiple leading independent developers. In 2015, Kalypso Media Mobile was founded in Hamburg, Germany, to deliver great games for mobile devices.
Kalypso Media‘s titles include the critically acclaimed “Tropico” series, strong strategy game franchises like “Dungeons”, “Port Royale” and “Sudden Strike”, as well as action RPG games such as “Vikings – Wolves of Midgard”, among others. For 2018, “Railway Empire”, “Shadows: Awakening” and “Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition” have been released for all major platforms (PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch) with “Tropico 6” releasing in 2019. Moreover, Kasedo Games has signed “Rise of Industry” and “Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus” for digital distribution, and Kalypso Mobile has released “The Official BBC Earth Quiz”, “Ski Jumping Pro” on all mobile devices and “Project Highrise” for tablet devices. A tablet version of “Tropico” was released in December 2018.
More information about the Kalypso Media Group is available at www.kalypsomedia.com.
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