Patrician IV Add On Coming 1st April

Those who like their trading games hardcore should look no further than the German developed Patrician series. Famous for its deep trading system, often unforgiving gameplay, and engaging graphics, the series has been a favoured domain of management fans for a long time, and the recent release of Patrician IV saw the series advance, though it wasn’t without its flaws – see our review for more.

For those who are still sailing, trading, and battling pirates, publisher Kalypso have recently announced the first expansion pack, ‘Rise of a Dynasty’.  Rise of a Dynasty offers up eight new cities to explore and trade with and brings in multiplayer co-op mode for up to four players.  Even better, fan suggestions and feedback have been taken into consideration and have influenced several new features, along with game and environmental enhancements that developers GmbH have introduced.  These include the following:

  • Jointly control and grow the same Hanseatic trade organization and fight sea battles as a team; teammates can join or leave a game at any time in multiplayer mode
  • Six new scenarios that can be played in single or up to four-player multiplayer co-op mode
  • Expand  your trade to eight new cities spread across four regions — the addition of land-based caravans allows the players to expand  their trade empire by sea and by land
  • New assignments and missions, including a treasure map which must be assembled from parts gathered throughout the game, provide new challenges and depth of play
  • Stylish new interior views of buildings, new citizen animations and behaviors, and animated businesses enhance the game atmosphere; interact with individual citizens to gauge the populace’s attitudes and concerns
  • Enjoy many additional game enhancements suggested by the Patrician community

Expect to see Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty released on 1st April 2011.

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  1. Samuel Samuel says:

    This would have made a lot more sense if it had been part of the main game. Instead of a step backwards, it would have progressed forwards from its predecessor with some of these features had they been included.

    That release date of April Fool’s Day looks very bloody suspicious too.

  2. Lorna Lorna says:

    It appears that they have listened to some of the fans at least though, as you say, perhaps a case of ‘too little too late’.

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