Port Royale 4

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Kalypso Media
Developer: Gaming Minds Studios
Release Date: Sept. 25, 2020

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'Port Royale 4' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2020 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT

Port Royale 4 is an all-new entry in the seafaring trading sim series, where you Set sail and join the colonial powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands in their fight for supremacy of the Caribbean in the 17th century.

In Port Royale 4, take control of a colony as a young and ambitious governor, eager to grow their small settlement into a bustling trader city. Players will develop production chains connecting multiple islands to create complex trade routes across the Caribbean and fulfil tasks for their nation’s viceroy to earn more fame and unlock town buildings, ships and more.

Along the way, conquer the cities of rival nations and hunt down their fleets while keeping a keen eye out for pirates and other privateers. For the first time in the series, naval battles will be turn-based, with up to ten ships battling at a time and special tactical captain maneuvers that can turn the tide of battle.

Develop production chains connecting multiple islands and create complex trade routes across the Caribbean, covering the ever-growing needs of the respective cities. Make use of the detailed sea map to avoid stormy weather regions, cliffs or shallow waters. Fulfill tasks for your nation’s viceroy, earning more fame to unlock town buildings, ships and more. Conquer the cities of rival nations or hunt down their fleets with a letter of marque while also keeping a keen eye out for pirates and other privateers.

For the first time in the series, naval battles will be turn-based, with up to 10 ships battling at one time and tactical captain maneuvers that can turn the tide in even the most hopeless of situations for a glorious victory.


This brand new behind-the-scenes featurette offers a deep dive into the mechanics and features of the game.

Daniel Dumont, Creative Director and Studio Manager of Gaming Minds Studios as well as Kay Struve, Technical Director, will answer your biggest questions about Port Royale 4, regarding main game features and other interesting topics.

Key Features:

  • Choose from four colonial powerhouses: England, France, Spain and the Netherlands, each providing different benefits and unique gameplay styles.
  • Take on four extensive single player campaigns following each nation on their path to supremacy.
  • Appoint a leader for the adventure from four different character classes: The Explorer, the Merchant, the Buccaneer and the Pirate – each providing their own advantages and disadvantages.
  • Establish and manage trade with 60 Caribbean cities in a huge 3D game world. Steer clear of cliffs, shallow waters and stormy weather regions to optimize trade routes.
  • Select from 50 buildings, including 25 production sites, to produce goods like rum or luxuries. Construct town buildings with neighborhood effects to optimize productivity and manage the overall happiness of citizens.
  • 18 historically authentic ship types from the late 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Engage in tactical, turn-based naval battles with powerful captains.
  • Licenses, building permits, new buildings and ships can be unlocked by growing national reputation.

Port Royale 4 is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on September 25, 2020.



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