Publisher Kalypso Media has bundled two of its more recent titles together with the release of the Patrician IV Gold & Port Royale 3 Gold Double Pack. That’s a mouthful. This duo is available now through the known digital outlets as well as retail stores.
Both games are simulation ventures set on sea faring and trade. Their scope, however, will make for a bit of a different game. For Patrician IV, the adventure takes place in Europe and in the later Middle Ages. You’ll be tasked with setting up your empire with a fleet of ships and even entire towns to produce your goods. In Port Royale 3, the story moves to the Caribbean high days in the 17th century. Here, you’ll have a bit more leeway in putting your mark on the world. This can be done either as an adventurer, a merchant or a straight up pirate.
Both items in the Patrician IV Gold & Port Royale 3 Gold Double Pack come with previously released downloadable content (DLC). For Patrician IV, this includes the Rise of a Dynasty, while Port Royale gets the Treasure Island expansion. This should be good for dozens of hours of gameplay. You won’t be taking over the world in a single day, that’s for sure.
You can purchase the Patrician IV Gold & Port Royale 3 Gold Double Pack for $29.99 or an unfortunately unequal €29.99, if you’re European. Trade isn’t always fair, it seems.