Switch owners won’t have to wait much longer to get their hands on Port Royale 4. The game is officially set for release on May 28, Kalypso Media and Gaming Minds Studios announced today. It’ll be the series’ first appearance on a Nintendo console.
Here’s an overview of the game, along with a trailer:
In Port Royale 4 for Nintendo Switch, 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. Take control of a colony as a young and ambitious governor and learn what it takes to manage and grow a small settlement into a bustling trader city.
Develop production chains connecting multiple islands and create complex trade routes across the Caribbean, covering the ever-growing needs of multiple cities. Make use of the detailed sea map to avoid stormy weather regions, cliffs or shallow waters. Fulfil 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.
Introducing: naval battles! For the first time in series’ history, combat encounters are turn-based, with up to 8 ships battling at once. Turn the tide with tactical captain manoeuvres to ensure a glorious victory each and every fight.
Choose from four colonial powerhouses: England, France, Spain and the Netherlands, each providing different benefits and unique gameplay styles
Four single player campaigns following each nation on a path to glory
Appoint a leader from four different character classes: The Explorer, Merchant, Buccaneer and Pirate
Establish and manage trade with 60 Caribbean cities in a huge game world
Navigate cliffs, shallow waters and stormy weather regions to optimize your trade routes
Choose from 50 buildings to produce goods such as rum and luxuries
Construct town buildings with neighbourhood effects to optimize productivity and manage the happiness of your citizens
Sail 18 historically authentic ships from the late 16th and 17th centuries
Engage in tactical, turn-based naval battles with powerful captains
Unlock licenses, building permits, new buildings and ships by growing reputation within your chosen nation
Port Royale 4 will cost $49.99 on Switch. Those that pre-order the game digitally can currently save $5.
Source: Kalyso Media PR