Worms/Bracknell/Baltimore, 22nd October 2009
Kalypso Media are thrilled to announce the acquisition of the worldwide name and publishing rights for Airline Tycoon II from Spellbound Entertainment. Kalypso plan to release the long awaited sequel in the first quarter of 2011 with the development being managed by their own studio; Realmforge.
‘Following the success of Tropico 3 and the development of future titles including MudTV and Patrician we are thrilled to be bringing another hugely popular and respected brand to market. Airline Tycoon II will further strengthen our line up for the first quarter of 2011.’ says Simon Hellwig, Global Managing Director Kalypso Media Group.
Stefan Marcinek, Global Managing Director Kalypso Media Group adds ‘Fans of the original title have been waiting for the next instalment for a long time and we can now reveal that our own studio Realmforge are currently developing the sequel. Our goal is to create a game that delivers new challenges without losing the original Airline Tycoon charm. We don’t want to disappoint the community!’
‘It’s a wish come true for all the Airline Tycoon fans who signed the online petition for a sequel’ commented Armin Gessert, CEO of Spellbound Entertainment AG. ‘We are certain that with Kalypso Media we have found the perfect partner to continue the great series with Airline Tycoon II’
Airline Tycoon II is currently in development by Realmforge based in Munich, and will be a brand new PC project from the team currently working on MudTV. The highly anticipated sequel of the acclaimed management simulation game sees the player take the reins of an airline which they must bring to financial success. As well as managing staff, buying new airplanes and opening up new air routes players must deal with crabby passengers and engage in espionage and sabotage against their competitors.
Airline Tycoon II will be available on PC in Q1 2011.
For more information please contact
Head of PR, Kalypso Media
T: +44 (0) 1344 382 148
About Kalypso Media
Specialising in the publishing of interactive media – primarily computer games - Kalypso Media was founded in summer 2006 by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek. A year later, the sister company Kalypso Media UK Ltd. was opened in England and is now led by Andrew Johnson and Charlie Barrett, two experienced members of the Kalypso Media Group management team. In 2009 Kalypso Media Inc. was established in the USA headed up by Deborah Tillett. Kalypso Media also own two development studios, Realmforge Studios GmbH and Gaming Minds Studios GmbH both of which are located in Germany.
For further information see www.kalypsomedia.com
Spellbound Entertainment AG is one of the leading German game developers. The company is based in Kehl and has created more than 20 games within the last 15 years. Spellbound obtained international attention with its Desperados and Airline Tycoon series that sold worldwide with great success. Spellbound is a registered developer on all established console platforms. In April 2009 they released their latest title Giana Sisters DS for Nintendo DS.
For more information, please visit: www.spellbound.de