pr3 Port Royale 3 Gold sets sail this month

Everyone is focused on some Assassin swimming/boating simulator thingie later this year for their pirate sailing needs, but it isn’t the only title to take the high seas this year.   We’ve gotten notice from Kalypso Media that their trade/economic simulator on the Caribbean, Port Royal 3, will be releasing a Gold Edition on the PlayStation 3 and Pc later this month.  What’s in this Gold edition?  Well, the official expansion pack “Treasure Island”; featuring an all new pirate campaign as well as the micro expansions “Harbour Master” and “New Adventures” for starters.  Here’ s a little bit about the title:

In Port Royale 3 Gold, players will embark on an epic adventure through the Caribbean during the turbulent 17th Century where the naval powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands fight for supremacy throughout the colonies. Take on the role of a young captain trying to build his fortune and reputation in the new world where three expansive campaigns offer three different paths for the young protagonist to follow: adventurer, trader and pirate.For those eager to stretch their skills further there is the scenario mode where players will find several demanding challenges in the fields of trade, adventure and piracy. Additionally, following the successful completion of a scenario, each player will receive a score based on their performance, which can be compared to other Port Royale 3 players in the online rankings.

Features of Port Royale 3 Gold

  • Three unique single-player campaigns: the trader, the adventurer and the pirate campaign.
  • Exciting naval battles, plundering and invasions await adventurous players, while immeasurable wealth and power are waiting for trade-oriented players.
  • 16 different ship types, such as the powerful Galleon or versatile Frigates.
  • Huge gameplay map with 60 completely different towns, from Port-au-Prince to Tortuga.
  • Competitive multiplayer mode for up to four players (PC only).
  • A comprehensive trade system, with supply and demand dynamically setting the price of goods and wares, like in the real world.

The game looks pretty solid and reminds me of Pirates! – high praise indeed.   We’ll keep our eyes out and try to review this for you in the coming weeks.   Stay tuned, me hardies!