Ridgewood, NJ, September 28, 2010 - Kalypso Media is pleased to announce that their strategic economic and trading simulation — Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade, has been released to North American retail outlets. Patrician IV is the latest title in the acclaimed Patrician series of simulation titles and challenges the player to rise up through the merchant ranks and build an economic empire all their own. For more information about Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade, please visit http://www.patrician4.com/en-us/index.php.
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 builds 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.
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