Rise Of Venice

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Kalypso Media
Release Date: October 2013

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'Rise of Venice' Expands Beyond the Sea - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2013 @ 12:22 p.m. PST

Rise of Venice drops players in the Renaissance era, where they start out as a young merchant, looking to make his mark and build a trading empire.

Begin with a meager group of trading ships and build them into a mercantile fleet that will make your enemies and friends alike green with jealousy as you fill your coffers with gold! Rise of Venice is much more than trading, however, as Renaissance Europe was filled with treachery and political machinations of all sorts – which you must take part in if you plan to succeed!

Venice was at the peak of its power during the Renaissance and was viewed as a city of decadence, beauty and intrigue.  Renowned as the linchpin of civilisation and the cultural centre of Europe, Venice was the most important trading post between Western Europe and the eastern stretch of the Mediterranean Sea.  It was also the stage for political corruptions and clandestine dealings.

This is where your story begins.  As a young man striving for success, power and wealth and with the support of your family, you begin to build up a trading empire across Genoa, Tripoli, Rome, Alexandria, and Constantinople in addition to many other significant cities from the Renaissance.  As you progress through the ranks of Venetian society, increasing your power with smart trading moves and calling in the occasional favour, you can begin to assemble your own fleet.  With this you will start to build up new production facilities and test yourself in challenging sea battles where you will face off against pirates as well as political enemies.


Beyond The Sea is about to take you to distant new lands in which to trade luxurious goods and exert your influence in. From Marseilles to Portugal, the add-on provides players with a whole new challenge by expanding the game world with 13 cities to explore and trade with.

Also included are all new residence missions and challenging new Doge tasks, which will see your family playing a more significant role in your position and plans. ‘Beyond The Sea’ also allows players to command a completely new class of ship - the NAO: the famous ship type in which Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492.

Features of ‘Beyond The Sea’:

  • 13 new cities from Marseilles to Portugal expand the game world by 50%
  • Residence missions: family members contact the player with tasks to earn special benefits
  • Doge tasks challenge even the most experienced players. Can you triumph in trade war with Venice's archenemy Genoa and its allies?
  • New ship type: command the famous NAO ship class
  • Numerous improvements and optimizations based on Rise of Venice player feedback
Beyond The Sea will be available to download for PC from Steam and other digital portals on the 21st of November for £14.99/ €19.99/$19.99.

Key Features:

  • Experience a compelling story full of intrigue and treason in Venice at the time of the Renaissance
  • Trade a variety of goods in the most important cities of the time such as Rome, Alexandria, Constantinople and Athens.
  • With your own family tree you can interact with your family members, send them on missions and watch how the power of your family grows over time.
  • Meet other important families who are pulling the strings in Venice’s government and influence political decisions yourself.
  • Build your own production facilities and trading fleets
  • Take fate into your own hands and test your skills in furious sea battles
  • Multiplayer mode for up to 4 players via LAN and Internet

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