Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Kalypso Media

Kalypso revisits the era of the Italian city-state with Rise of Venice

Rise of Venice (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Kalypso, publisher of Tropico and Omerta, have revealed a new strategy-trading sim, Rise of Venice. Set during the Renaissance, Rise of Venice puts players in the shoes of a young merchant looking to turn his ragtag squad of trading ships into a mighty fleet that sails the world, with ports of call in Alexandria, Constantinople, Athens, Rome, and Tripoli. A story-driven campaign will see him and his family compete against the titans of the age, battling rivals at sea and in the parlors of influential politicians. Up to four players will be able to play together over LAN or Internet.

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Omerta – City of Gangsters bug, content patch launches for PC

Omerta City of Gangsters (360, PC) PC Update Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

PC gaming goodfellas will find a new content and performance update waiting for them today when they boot up Omerta – City of Gangsters. The free download, detailed below, includes multiplayer chat, bug fixes, the new Iron Mad difficulty setting, an economy overview panel, new multiplayer maps, and a host of additions for sandbox mode. A release date for the Xbox 360 version has not been announced.

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Two more powers revealed in new Dark gameplayer trailer

Kalypso has released a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming hybrid stealth-action title Dark. The footage showcases two of the powers that newly turned vampire Eric Bane will be able to utilize in his battle against the Geogorge conglomerate: hypnosis and regeneration.

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Dark system requirements, screenshots released

Dark (360, PC) Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Kalypso has released some new screens, and the PC system requirements, for their upcoming third-person action title Dark. As vampire Eric Bane, players will explore a cyberpunk-themed world and experiment with myriad vampiric powers and stealth-based mechanics. A few extra shots have been thrown in for good measure.

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Kalypso releases new gameplay trailer for Dark

A new trailer has been released for Kalypso’s upcoming action title Dark. The footage features some of the powers and special attacks that players will have access to as recently transformed vampire Eric Bane.

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Omerta – City of Gangsters 360 demo launches, patch announced

Omerta - City of Gangsters (360, PC) 360 Announcement - Screenshot 4

Two new announcements today about Haemimont and Kalypso’s Prohibition-era strategy title Omerta. First up, a new single-player demo has launched on Live Marketplace for the 360. The demo includes two levels, which give players the chance to try some of the game’s turn-based combat as well as the opportunity to plan a heist. A new update has also been announced for both the 360 and PC versions.

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Omerta – City of Gangsters now in stores for 360, PC

Omerta City of Gangsters (360, PC) Gold Announcement - Screenshot 5

It’s time to run some liquor and shoot up some joints, Omerta – City of Gangsters is now available in stores for 360 and PC. Opportunity awaits in Prohibition-era Atlantic City, and as a newly arrived immigrant wanting the finer things in life, players will stake their claim to everything their new home has to offer. Starting off as a small-time hoodlum, players must work their way up the criminal underworld by taking on assignments to earn cash, gain influence, and push out rivals.

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Omerta – City of Gangsters goes gold for 360, PC

Omerta City of Gangsters (360, PC) Gold Announcement - Screenshot 1

If Boardwalk Empire has you itching to be a gangster in Prohibition-era Atlantic City, then Kalypso might have just the thing for you. The publisher has announced that Haemimont Games’ latest strategy title, Omerta – City of Gangsters, has gone gold and will launch for 360 and PC on February 12. Players will start off as a smalltime crook, but through recruiting a gang of their own, raiding their rivals’ territories, robbing banks, and battling it out in turn-based combat, they will climb the ranks and become a mob boss with their own syndicate.

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Tropico 4 looks to expand on the cheap with Megalopolis DLC

Tropico 4 (360, PC) Megalopolis DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

El Presidente is nothing if not thrifty. In the latest downloadable pack to launch for Tropico 4, Megalopolis, virtual benevolent dictators are tasked with building the largest city possible with the cheapest materials at hand. Available for PC, and soon for 360, the $4.99 drop, detailed below, includes a new campaign, new avatar clothing, a new mission, and a new trait. The goal: build the most glorious second-rate city the world has ever known.

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Dawn of Pirates launches for Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants

Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants (PC) Dawn of Pirates DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Yargh! The Dawn of Pirates DLC pack is now available for Kalypso Media’s empire-builder Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants. The $4.99 expansion adds a new pirate-themed campaign, an Ironman difficulty mode, and an online leaderboard. As a pirate, players must raid and plunder cities and convoys in order to become the most notorious villain in the Caribbean.

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