o•mer•ta (-mûrt, mr-tä) - A rule or code that prohibits speaking or divulging information about certain activities, especially the activities of a criminal organisation.
Bracknell, UK– 25 th September 2012– Kalypso Media UK is pleased to unveil new images from their upcoming criminal-empire building game: Omerta– City of Gangsters. These new screens feature some of the buildings that are core to the empire-building component of gameplay; as players, in the role of a gangster, must build, buy, steal or rent these locations in order to install their illicit (and sometimes legit) businesses in them. Omerta– City of Gangsters is set for release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC in early 2013.
· Download new screen pack http://download.kalypsomedia.com/UK/Omerta Building screens.zip
Omerta– City of Gangsters is a simulation game with tactical turn-based combat. Taking the role of a fresh-off-the-boat immigrant, with dreams of the big life, the player will work his way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920’s Atlantic City, New Jersey. Starting with small jobs, his character recruits a gang and expands his empire by taking territory from other gangsters. Eventually he establishes his own crime syndicate and becomes the de facto ruler of Atlantic City.
The player strategically manages his business and his minions in a real-time format, slowly but steadily increasing his influence over the city. The player sends his henchmen out on missions ranging from assassinating an informant, to raiding a warehouse, springing a friend from prison, robbing a bank or attacking a rival gang’s hideout. Nobody is above the law in Atlantic City, so it always helps to have a little cash handy to bribe a policeman or pay off a politician.
The turn-based combat in Omerta– City of Gangsters focuses on the tactical command of“The Boss” and his henchmen. Cover and stealth are essential parts of any shootout in the game. Finding the best vantage point to gun down an enemy, while taking cover from a hailstorm of bullets, can be just as satisfying as sneaking quietly behind a foe and taking him down.
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About The Kalypso Media Group
Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with 120 employees world-wide.
Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. Subsidiary, and owns three development studios– Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH– and works with multiple leading independent developers.
Kalypso Media‘s titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 4, Sins of a Solar Empire, and Dungeons. Upcoming multi-platform titles include Port Royale 3, Omerta– City of Gangsters, DARK and The Dark Eye– Demonicon along with Legends of Pegasus for PC. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.
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