Prepare to Set Sail – ‘Rise of Venice’ – Coming for Windows PC this autumn!

Worms, 05. Juni 2013

Kalypso Media today unveiled its latest strategy/trading simulation, Rise of Venice, for Windows PC. Rise of Venice drops players in the Renaissance era, where they start out as a young merchant, looking to make his mark and build a trading empire. Begin with a meager group of trading ships and build them into a mercantile fleet that will make your enemies and friends alike green with jealousy as you fill your coffers with gold! Rise of Venice is much more than trading, however, as Renaissance Europe was filled with treachery and political machinations of all sorts – which you must take part in if you plan to succeed!

Venice was at the peak of its power during the Renaissance and was viewed as a city of decadence, beauty and intrigue. Renowned as the linchpin of civilisation and the cultural centre of Europe, Venice was the most important trading post between Western Europe and the eastern stretch of the Mediterranean Sea. It was also the stage for political corruptions and clandestine dealings.

This is where your story begins. As a young man striving for success, power and wealth and with the support of your family, you begin to build up a trading empire across Genoa, Tripoli, Rome, Alexandria, and Constantinople in addition to many other significant cities from the Renaissance. As you progress through the ranks of Venetian society, increasing your power with smart trading moves and calling in the occasional favour, you can begin to assemble your own fleet. With this you will start to build up new production facilities and test yourself in challenging sea battles where you will face off against pirates as well as political enemies.

Features of Rise of Venice:
  • Experience a compelling story full of intrigue and treason in Venice at the time of the Renaissance
  • Trade a variety of goods in the most important cities of the time such as Rome, Alexandria, Constantinople and Athens.
  • With your own family tree you can interact with your family members, send them on missions and watch how the power of your family grows over time.
  • Meet other important families who are pulling the strings in Venice’s government and influence political decisions yourself.
  • Build your own production facilities and trading fleets
  • Take fate into your own hands and test your skills in furious sea battles
  • Multiplayer mode for up to 4 players via LAN and Internet

Title: Rise of Venice - Platform: Windows PC - Developer: Gaming Minds / Kalypso Genre: Strategy / Trading Simluation - Release: Autumn 2013

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AI competition from Genoa would be a plus; also a source of "pirates" as well as Algiers. Looking forward to it.
Looks like 25th Oct -->

So say Amazon !
i would never belive an amazon release date ;-) as soon there is an official release date we wii post a news.
On Steam it says Sept 27, 2013 is that official?
From what I could see on the screenshots (on GamersGate) of the ships battles then it appears as developer and publisher insists on that the ships battles in newer Trade and strategy games have to be sort of shooter or simulator like.....
I guess that there is no use writing this but I really wish that there would be an optional sort of classic strategic battle interface like Port Royale(1) and Patrician II/III where one can just point and click and give orders and in-between stop battle to give new orders and otherwise let the ships sort out the battles without that the player have to directly control the ship(s)....
It doesn't have to ruin the graphics and if optonal then those that want tedious battle manegement can have that if it has to be that way...

I find it very interesting that in the "Exclusive Interview With Kalypso Media - Tropico 5/GamesCom 2013" then "Mark Allen - Kalypso Media" repeatedly states that they are listening very much to the players of their games and I think that he also mentions that some people had found Patrician IV difficult. Apparantly Mark Allen also thinks that Port Royale 3 and Patrician IV is for different groups of PC game players......
Seen in context to all this then one would think that they had made the ships battles in the upcomming title "Rise of Venice" a lot more manegeable for those that like Strategy games rather than shooters and ships sailing sims....

Even without being able to understand this, there's only one conclusion possible:


Thorin Big Grin

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