You may have seen or heard the initial reveal of Port Royale 4 as part of the gamescom Opening Night Live show with Geoff Keighley, but in case you didn’t, or in case you wish to read and hear more, we’ve got the first details, and a lovely trailer to send your way.
Announced by Kalypso Media, Port Royale 4 sees the swashbuckling strategy franchise return with an all-new entry in the seafaring trading sim series. Financially supported by ‘Film und Medienstiftung NRW’ and developed by Gaming Minds Studios – they behind Railway Empire and Patrician – Port Royale 4 is set to hit the high seas of a Q4 2020 release on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.
In Port Royale 4, you’ll find yourself taking control of a colony as a young and ambitious governor, eager to grow a small settlement into a bustling trader city. From there you will develop production chains connecting multiple islands to create complex trade routes across the Caribbean and fulfil tasks for your nation’s viceroy, in order to earn more fame, and unlock town buildings, ships and more.
It won’t be smooth sailing though and along the way you’ll find the need to conquer the cities of rival nations and hunt down their fleets while keeping a keen eye out for pirates and other privateers. For the first time in the series too, naval battles will be turn-based, with up to ten ships battling at a time and special tactical captain manoeuvres that can turn the tide of battle.
Sounds good eh? Make sure you take in the gamescom teaser trailer below and then sit back and hold tight as the development ride picks up steam. We’ll be sure to bring you updates over the course of the months, prior to seeing the ship setting sail on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC in late 2020.