Kalypso Announces Airline Tycoon II
October 26, 2009
KALYPSO MEDIA ACQUIRES AIRLINE TYCOON II BRAND
Today, Kalypso Media announced the acquisition of the worldwide name and publishing rights for Airline Tycoon II from Spellbound Entertainment. Kalypso plans to release the long awaited sequel in the first quarter of 2011. The development of the PC title will be managed by Kalypso’s in-house 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 installment for a long time, and we’re excited to reveal that our own studio Realmforge is 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 dream 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 that is working on the upcoming release of MudTV. The highly anticipated sequel to the acclaimed management simulation game lets the player take the reins of an airline which they must bring to financial success. Players will manage a staff, buy new airplanes and open up new air routes. They will also deal with crabby passengers and engage in espionage and sabotage against their competitors.
Airline Tycoon II will be available on PC in Q1 2011.