A new trailer has popped up for Tank Operations: European Campaign, to prelude its release on PC this November 22. Digitally downloading the game will set you back $14.99 or €14.99 if you happen to be in that European part of the world.
In Tank Operations: European Campaign, you can take command of over 50 units, spanning across land, air and sea. There are 12 historically themed missions going over the important events of World War II. Players will need to manage a supply chain to their front lines and fight in turn-based gameplay on a hex grid. It’s a little like World Conqueror 3D on Nintendo 3DS we just talked about.
There are also some screenshots and concept art to look at.
Publisher Kalypso Media has launched another strategy game on Steam with Rise of Venice, which costs $39.99 or the not-so-nice conversion of €39.99 if you happen to actually live in Venice. You’ll be able to figure out why you pay 30% more while you hone your trading skills in this game set around the Mediterranean.
Aside from seafaring and stockpiling goods around bustling cities like Rome and Athens, you’ll also be engaged into a wide plot filled with intrigue. As was customary for the time, a battle between wealthy families takes place. Players can manipulate their family tree and engage into elections and other influential political dealings. It’s also possible to shoot cannons at sea, if that’s your thing. Multiplayer supports up to 4 players locally or online. Here’s a launch trailer.
In other news, the publisher has created a new brand dubbed Kobalt Games, which will release mid-tier titles, capped at a price of $29.99/29.99. Their first title will be an action roleplaying game (RPG) called Blood Knights, from the creators of Venetica. It will come out at the end of 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Here are some screenshots and stuff.
Despite some classic flair, publisher Kalypso Media’s mob game, Omerta – City of Gangsters, received some flak and that’s a punishable offense in the crime syndicate world. Therefore, the company has been working hard to make it right with large adjustments and so on. In their latest effort, they’ve launched free content for the Xbox 360 version with the Serious Business addition, which can be downloaded right now.
Players will get access to 2 more multiplayer maps and sandbox mode is now more versatile. Gameplay has been smoothed out as well with new gangs, car travel and balancing tweaks. This could probably be related to Xbox Live’s recent leniency when it comes to patching games. Everyone wins. Here are some screenshots.
Publisher Kalypso Media released some more info about Tropico 5, their latest iteration in the popular simulation game. It looks like we’ll be diving deeper into a more overarching game in this one.
For instance, games will reach over several centuries, as we’ve previously stated. That also means that players can research new buildings and improve them to modernized complexes overtime. Additionally, El Presidente’s family will reside on his terrain and become available to appoint to positions of power. Some fog of war will also obscure the terrain and explorers can be sent out to discover new resources. If you like where this is going and you know a few more who would enjoy this, then you’ll be even more pleased to know that Tropico 5 will hold up to 4 players in multiplayer.
We have some pre-Alpha screenshots as well, because we like you that much.
Publisher Kalypso Media, mostly known for the Tropico series, has released multiple newses about their most prominent franchise. For one, players can expect a new building simulation to arrive with Tropico 5.
A short teaser comes with the announcement that once more shows El Presidente in all megalomaniac glory. Movie fans will understand the silent reference. Bully! That’s also a reference. Anyway, the game is set for release next year and will introduce multiple eras of gameplay, from the 19th century to modern times.
In more news, Kalypso Media has appointed Sherry Heller as Vice President for Sales in North America and Asia. She comes over from defunct company THQ, where she took care of the ValuSoft budget line of games, which spawned the 18 Wheels of Steel franchise, for instance.
Finally, Tropico 4 is still not done with added features. A new batch of downloadable content is available now for $4.99. It’s called Propaganda and fittingly adds Syndicate-esque gameplay with a new building that squashes protests and converts citizens to your cause. As with the previous DLC, there’s also a new trait, an outfit and a new mission available. We have screenshots, because that’s what we do here.