KEELE, Staffordshire, UK and BOTHELL, Wash USA – July 2nd, 2007 – Astraware® and Sandlot Games® are excited to announce the release of the highly anticipated Tradewinds 2™ on handheld devices. Based on the highly-acclaimed PC game, Tradewinds 2 has been developed by Astraware for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® handhelds and smartphones.
Tradewinds 2 is the sequel to Tradewinds® – a best-selling game of Far East trade and pirate adventures. Tradewinds 2 offers players a brand new adventure based in the exotic seas of the Caribbean. Building on the trading fun of the first game, Tradewinds 2 features 20 all new ports to explore, new ships and weapons to buy and upgrade, new goods to trade in, and a brand new feature – tasks to complete for honor and reward. In each port, the Governor may request the help of your captain – from simple shopping tasks to rescuing fair maidens and defeating dangerous pirates. Elicit help at the Inn, and buy charms and amulets from the trader to help your safe passage to the next port.
Choose from 5 characters to Captain your ship, or even create your own with the character generator, and then set sail for your adventure. Tradewinds 2 offers two play modes – Story Mode and Free Trade Mode – both offering many hours of game play. With over a hundred different tasks in a range of different character combinations encompassing different ports, Story Mode has excellent replay value. Free Trade Mode offers a different challenge, where players sail the seas to trade amongst ports and build their fortunes.
Tradewinds 2 is available for Palm OS® handhelds with hi-res screens running OS5, and for Windows Mobile® devices with a touch screen running WM2003, 5.0, and 6.0. Priced at $19.95, click here for more information, to download a trial, or to buy. Tradewinds 2 for Palm OS®, Windows Mobile® and for PC can also be purchased from Sandlot Games.