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  KALYPSO MEDIA FOUNDS THIRD INTERNAL STUDIO FOR NEXT GEN COMMANDOS TITLE
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12/10/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Bracknell UK, 10th December 2019 

Kalypso Media Group has today announced the formation of a brand-new game development studio, explicitly tasked with the production of a next-generation entry in the Commandos strategy series. Based in the Greater Frankfurt area, the new as-yet-unnamed studio’s first appointment is industry veteran Jürgen Reußwig, former Studio manager at Sunflowers and Managing Director of Games Distillery, who takes up the position of Studio Director.

 

“The establishment of a new studio is a clear commitment to Kalypso’s growth plans for the coming years as we looked to expand our internal and external development efforts” says Simon Hellwig, Managing Director and founder of Kalypso Media Group GmbH. “Commandos is a great, globally-recognized brand and we will do our utmost to meet the expectations of the worldwide gaming community. We can’t wait to get started.”

 

Studio Director Jürgen Reußwig adds: “At the new site we’ll be looking to develop a truly worthy successor to Commandos, designed for both PC and console platforms for simultaneous worldwide release. On a personal level, I couldn’t be prouder to be working on a true icon of strategy gaming, and I’m looking forward to receiving applications from new and experienced developers alike that share our passion for the series.”

 

Recruitment for the new studio is already underway, with positions being advertised on relevant recruitment sites as well as at https://www.kalypsomedia.com/uk/studio-jobs. The exact location and final name of the studio will be revealed soon.

 

For Commandos fans, the PC version of the eagerly-awaited Commandos 2 – HD Remaster can be pre-ordered with exclusive beta access on the Kalypso Store starting this Friday 13th December. 

 

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About the Kalypso Media Group

Kalypso Media Group GmbH is an independent publisher, developer and marketer of interactive entertainment software with 100 employees in 7 locations in Germany, England and the USA. The group includes Kalypso Media Group GmbH in Worms, Kalypso Media UK Ltd. in Bracknell, Kalypso Media USA Inc. in Ridgewood, Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. in Great Britain and Kalypso Media Mobile in Hamburg/Germany. The company also has several development studios of its own, with Realmforge Studios (Munich), Gaming Minds Studios (Gütersloh) and a third, as-yet-unnamed studio to be opened in 2020 (Greater Frankfurt area).

Kalypso Media's products include the Tropico series, popular with critics and players alike, the Dungeons series, the successful new Sudden Strike series, the tycoon saga Railway Empire and the fan favourite Dungeons 3. Since July 2018, the IP portfolio of Kalypso Media Group GmbH has also included all rights to the titles of the legendary Pyro Studios (Commandos, Imperial Glory, Praetorians). With Commandos 2 - HD Remaster and Praetorians - HD Remaster, the redesigned versions of these PC strategy classics will be released on 24 January 2020, with console versions to follow in Spring 2020. The launch of the PC version of Tropico 6, released in March 2019, was the largest launch in the company's history, while the console versions followed in September 2019. In addition, the Tropico franchise is also available for the first time on mobile platforms with Tropico for iPad/iPhone/Android. The hit tycoon sim Railway Empire gets an additional platform on February 14, 2020 with Railway Empire - Nintendo Switch™ Edition. A new IP, Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, is available in closed beta on PC now and will release on PC, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in Spring 2020. Spacebase Startopia and Port Royale 4 have also been announced for release in Q3 2020 on PC, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. 

More information about the Kalypso Media Group is available at www.kalypsomedia.com.