Tag: Kalypso Media

  • News Matchpoint: Tennis Championships Fires Down the Line on PS5, PS4

    Something to rally around

    With the Australian Open in full swing, there’s never been a better time to announce a new tennis sim. And as publishers like Nacon continue to chase Top Spin’s glory, a new contender has entered the (Rod Laver) arena: Kalypso is serving up Matchpoint: Tennis Championships on the PlayStation 5 and PS4 this coming Spring...

  • News Tropico 6 Makes a Political Move to PS5 on 31st March

    New-gen edition repackaged

    Kalypso Media is repackaging banana republic strategy sim Tropico 6 for release on the PlayStation 5, with the 4K new-gen edition scheduled to wage political war from 31st March, 2022. “In addition to the main game, [this version] will include the Llama of Wall Street DLC as well as the El Prez Pack with an additional...

  • News Port Royale 4 Sails to PS5 on 10th September, Free Upgrade from PS4

    Boat load of improvements

    Tropical trading sim Port Royale 4 will sail to PlayStation 5 from 10th September, and there’ll be a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade available for existing owners. The next-gen re-release will feature 4K visuals, real-time cloud rendering, and more. You’ll also have the ability to transfer your save data between versions. The...

  • Review Spacebase Startopia (PS5) - Deep Space, Shallow Management Sim

    In space, no one can see you disco dance

    Spacebase Startopia is a management simulator based on Startopia, released way back in 2001 on PC. Much like in the original, you're put in charge of a series of doughnut-shaped bases that you’ll need to turn into fun places for aliens to live, work, and play. Every visitor has a wallet filled with Energy...

  • News Disciples: Liberation May Satisfy Your Turn-Based RPG Needs on PS5, PS4

    Coming Q4 2021

    Turn-based RPGs from western teams aren't really in abundance right now (especially on consoles), so that means the newly announced Disciples: Liberation already has something about it. The title from Frima Studio has been confirmed for release on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 at the end of this year, with a reveal trailer...

  • News Cult Strategy Comeback Spacebase Startopia Sets Coordinates for PS5, PS4

    Space race

    If you’re not familiar with Startopia – and, honestly, we’ll forgive you for that – then all you really need to know is that it was a 2001 strategy title helmed by ex-Bullfrog staffers. In it, your job was to oversee the creation of a space station, and it fused city building mechanics with RTS gameplay. Now it’s set to make a...

  • Mini Review Port Royale 4 - Dull Strategy Game Fails To Float Our Boat

    Yo Ho Hum

    Port Royale 4 starts well. The opening cinematic shows footage of shady piratey characters doing shady piratey business, and it's backed by a rousing soundtrack that makes you want to sail the seven seas looking for plunder. But any hopes you might have of swashbuckling adventures are almost immediately dashed after starting up the first...

  • News Commandos to Make a Comeback on PS5

    Bionic commandos

    Real-time tactics series Commandos has attained cult status in recent years, and in addition to a PlayStation 4 remaster of fan favourite Commandos 2, publisher Kalypso Media has announced that it’s started work on an all-new instalment for PlayStation 5. Development will be tackled by a new German team named Claymore Game...

  • Review Tropico 6 - Dictator Simulator Brings The Goods

    It's-a me, Tropico

    Tropico 6 is a political strategy game that puts you in control of a tropical island nation, and asks you to maintain power by any and all means necessary. Assassinations, bribes, rigged elections - it's pretty much a Kim Jong-il simulator, only with an irritating-at-first-but-you'll-be-humming-it-later mambo soundtrack. Perhaps...

  • News Tropico 6 Release Date Finally Confirmed for PS4

    Fun in the Sun

    Tropico 6 has been in the making for quite some time. Originally scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 back in 2018, it was pushed back to early 2019, and then again to the summer. Now, it finally has a solid release date. According to Eurogamer, the city-building dictator simulator will arrive on PS4 on 27th September. The game's...

  • Review Project Highrise: Architect's Edition - An Architect for Success

    Building sim-plicity at its best

    Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition fills a niche on the PlayStation Store as a return for the building simulator genre, following initial success on Steam in 2016. This sim however puts you in control of skyscraper development specifically, as opposed to traditional city sims. As the chief architect in charge of...

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    Review Shadows: Awakening

    Emerging from the shadow of Diablo

    PS4 adventuring takes to a dark new dimension with Shadows: Awakening – which might at first look like a Diablo-'em-up copycat, but actually brings a unique new spin to the isometric single-player RPG genre. You step in the wraith robes of a demon summoned from the Shadow Realm – known as a...

  • News El Presidente Makes an Important Tropico 6 Announcement

    Dictating the news

    In non-politically motivated news, El Presidente has decided to delay Tropico 6 into January 2019. The game was originally scheduled to release later this year, but our wondrous ruler would like to reassure you that this has nothing to do with Red Dead Redemption 2. Or Fallout 76. Or Marvel’s Spider-Man. Or any of the other...

  • News Strategy RPG Shadows: Awakening Announced for PS4

    Nice name

    Mindbogglingly generic name aside, Shadows: Awakening (really? It's really called that? Jeez), looks like it could be a good slice of strategy role-playing, and it's coming to PlayStation 4 in 2018. Publisher Kalypso Media teased the title earlier in the month. The game's press release reads: "In this dark fantasy adventure, players...

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    Review Sudden Strike 4

    Dad's Barmy

    Sudden Strike 4 is a real-time strategy game set in World War II featuring three separate campaigns – one for the Allies, the Germans, and the Soviet Union – based on real battles. There’s over twenty missions in total, and these are presented to the player without any political pandering or moral high-grounds. World War...

  • News Kalypso Media Teases Brand New PS4 RPG Project

    We'll see more at Gamescom

    Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Games Farm have revealed that they're working on a new role-playing game project. Said reveal comes in the form of the ominous teaser trailer that we've embedded above. Whatever the project is, it's coming to PlayStation 4 in 2018. We'll be seeing more of the title at Gamescom 2017...

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    Review Vikings - Wolves of Midgard

    Howling for you

    Vikings - Wolves of Midgard is an action role-playing game stuffed with blood, beards, and loot. It's immediately comparable to other dungeon-crawling hack and slashers like Diablo, right down to the near identical radial equipment menu. Vikings certainly doesn't shy away from its inspirations, but it's so by-the-numbers that you do...

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    Review Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

    Elementary, my dear Hastings

    If you go into Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders expecting the next LA Noire or Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, you'll be sorely disappointed. But if you pick up this police procedural with the hope of a slightly charming puzzle whodunnit with some good game mechanics, you may be pleasantly surprised. Like all...

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    Review Grand Ages: Medieval

    Everybody wants to rule the world

    Strategy games aren't normally associated with console gaming, instead favouring PC, Mac, and Linux as their platform of choice. This is why it's important for Grand Ages: Medieval to succeed: to bring the genre to a brand new audience. Developed by Gaming Minds Studio, the brains behind Port Royale 3 and Patrician...

  • News Grand Ages: Medieval Delays Its Invasion on PS4

    Stop the march

    Real time strategy title Grand Ages: Medieval has been delayed on PlayStation 4 due to manufacturing issues that publisher Kalypso Media cites as being beyond its control. The delay's a bit of a blow to fans of the genre, as it's currently slim pickings when it comes to strategy on Sony's latest console. Fortunately, the game hasn't...

  • News Grand Ages: Medieval Settles on PS4 in September

    Europe is your playground

    It looks like niche European publishers such as Kalypso Media are going all in on the PlayStation 4, with Grand Ages: Medieval set to make its console debut on Sony's new-gen system starting 25th September. The real-time strategy release sees you assuming the role of leader in a new European settlement during the High...

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    Review Tropico 5

    Havana good time

    Back when Bullfrog was considered a big name, construction games were all the rage. The likes of Theme Park and Theme Hospital were among the most popular releases on the PSone, but as the genre increased in complexity on computers, these console ports became increasingly less common. Tropico 5, then, is something of a rarity: a...

  • News El Presidente Arrives on PS4 from 24th April in Tropico 5

    Time to take charge

    While there are definitely people still disgruntled with the PlayStation 4's lineup, we've been impressed by the sheer variety of software that's hit Sony's latest machine. One genre that it's been sorely lacking in, however, is the city building simulation – but fortunately, Tropico 5 will fill that gap from 24th April in...

  • News Tropico 5 Laying Foundations on the PlayStation 4

    Sun, sand, and taxes

    Niche tongue-in-cheek construction simulation Tropico 5 has extended its release blueprints to the PlayStation 4, meaning that the franchise will make its debut on a Sony system later this year. Previous entries in the series have remained exclusive to PC, Mac, and Xbox 360 platforms, but the simplistic architecture of the...

  • News Dollar Dash Robs PSN Blind This October

    Money, money, money

    Candygun Games’ whimsical multiplayer thief simulator Dollar Dash is set to empty your pockets this October, publisher Kalypso Media has announced. The four-player title sees you making use of “extravagant weapons” in order to collect fat stacks of cash. The game boasts plenty of customisation options, allowing you to...

  • Out Now Air Conflicts: Secret Wars (North America)

    Late arrival

    The North American release of Air Conflicts: Secret Wars has been put back and pushed around countless times over the past few months since its European release in early July, but US publisher Kalypso Media now informs us the game has finally made it to retail. Eagle-eyed readers might remember originally said Air Conflicts was...