Kalypso has announced an add-on for Hanseatic trading simulator Patrician IV, entitled ‘Rise of a Dynasty,’ which will add fresh scenarios and co-op.
This expansion is due on 31 March in the US and 1 April in the UK. Probably the most ambitious move is the plan to add co-operative multiplayer to the game. Up to four players will be able to play together over LAN or internet, trading in the same Hanseatic group and fighting sea battles as a team.
In addition, eight new cities will be added to the game as trade destinations. Land-based caravans will also be introduced, enabling trade to go by land as well as sea. New assignments are promised, as are a few graphical enhancements like building interiors.
You can read the IncGamers review of the original Patrician IV,A few new features could be just what the game needs, especially as Kalypso claims many are “based on suggestions of the fan community.”