Port Royale 4 Launches September 25 for Consoles and Steam, PC Closed Beta Now Available

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Port Royale 4 Launches September 25 for Consoles and Steam, PC Closed Beta Now Available

by William D’Angelo , posted 58 minutes ago / 114 Views

Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Gaming Minds Studios announced the business simulation game, Port Royale 4, will launch for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam and the Kalypso Store on September 25. 

Users who purchase the game for Windows PC on the  Kalypso Store will receive instant access to the closed beta. The closed beta includes all of the  tutorials, the complete Spanish Campaign, and the complete Free Mode with the nation of Spain and four playable character classes. More content will release for the closed beta over time. 

View the closed beta trailer below:

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Here is an overview of the game:

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. In Port Royale 4 you will take control of a colony as a young and ambitious governor who is eager to learn what it takes to manage and grow his 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 the respective cities. Make use of the detailed sea map to avoid stormy weather regions, cliffs or shallow waters. Fulfill 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.

For the first time in the series, naval battles will be turn-based, with up to 10 ships battling at one time and tactical captain maneuvers that can turn the tide in even the most hopeless of situations for a glorious victory.

Key Features:

  • Take on four extensive single player campaigns following each nation on their path to supremacy.
  • Establish and manage trade with 60 Caribbean cities in a huge 3D game world. Steer clear of cliffs, shallow waters and stormy weather regions to optimize your trade routes.
  • Select from 50 buildings, including 25 production sites, to produce goods like rum or luxuries. Construct town buildings with neighborhood effects to optimize productivity and manage the overall happiness of your citizens.
  • 18 historically authentic ship types from the 17th century.
  • Engage in tactical, turn-based naval battles with powerful captains.
  • Licenses, building permits, new buildings and ships can be unlocked by growing your reputation within your nation.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D’Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let’s Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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