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'Patrician III: Rise of the Hanses' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT

After the successes of Patrician and Patrician II, Ascaron are now preparing for the International release of the third title in the prestigious Patrician series – Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse. The Patrician series is a collection of real, mind-exercising games full of incredible depth, attention to detail, and a firm sense of traditional simulation and real-time management. Read more for details and screens ...

Based on the Patrician “Quest for Power” game engine, Patrician III hosts a range of new features, including:

  • Classic real-time trading simulation
  • Brings genres together! Immerse yourself in the trade, economics, sea battles and diplomacy of Patrician III
  • Game modes and objectives, with the smaller single missions and the ‘life-long’ campaigns, and numerous configurable options
  • Establish and build your own towns – Build up to two new towns can be built during a game
  • Find missions in the tavern’s side room or receive letters from strangers offering rewards for tasks such as hunting pirates, granting travellers passage, smuggling, collecting pieces of treasure maps…
  • Aspire to the position of Alderman and undertake missions including striking a pirate’s hideout, developing a new town for the Hanse, eliminating notorious pirates, establishing new overland trade routes…
  • Discover and destroy pirate villages – Prove your worth and your reputation
  • Enhanced options for expeditions – Issue detailed orders for your captains, signature of contracts with distant towns, enhanced search areas to look for new business opportunities
  • Seasonal and enhanced weather effects – rain, snow, ice, and trees and bushes in bloom, all create a real sensation of time as well as impacting on production and transportation
  • With more buildings, new architecture, animated trees, animals and horse coaches, Patrician III is one of the most beautiful and visually stunning trading games of all times
  • Six additional buildings serve to enhance your spectrum of options (warehouses, mints, elementary schools, barns...)
  • Newly redesigned artificial intelligence adjusts itself according to your experience and ability. This allows for a tougher challenge against the computer controlled opponents

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