En bref. Depuis sa reprise par Paradox en janvier l’an dernier, ce jeu simulant la construction et la gestion d’une prison a bénéficié de plusieurs mises à jour. Et même le mois dernier d’un mini DLC gratuit (Cleared for Transfer – voir la vidéo ci-dessous). Cette semaine c’est une vraie extension qui vient de s’évader de l’enceinte où la retenaient les développeurs pour trouver la liberté, virtuelle certes, sur nos écrans.
Au programme, en résumé plus de variété dans les possibilités de construction grâce à la prise en compte de la mer et des airs, et donc des îles. Ou encore deux cartes sur le thème de la fameuse prison Alcatraz. Le tout suivi par une petite mise à jour dont vous trouverez le changelog par ici, avec d’autres détails sur cet add-on.
Pour ce qui est du futur de la série Architect, discrètement évoqué l’été dernier au moment du cap des 4 millions de
prisonniers joueurs, le projet n’est probablement pas tombé dans les oubliettes, mais semble néanmoins toujours isolé dans un bureau de haute-sécurité chez l’éditeur. Peut-être en aurons-nous un nouvel écho par la suite cette année.
Prison Architect: Island Bound Expansion Now Available
Prisoners receive Dynamic Reputations with The Rock, a free content update also launching today
STOCKHOLM — June 23, 2020 – Paradox Interactive and Double Eleven today launched Island Bound, the latest expansion for the popular prison management simulator, Prison Architect. Island Bound can be purchased on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch for a suggested retail price of $9.99 USD, €9.99 EUR and £9.99 GBP.
Island Bound allows players to build island compounds without needing an access road. Now, players can reimagine their prison’s design and logistics with the addition of ships and helicopters that can handle transportation. Island Bound also introduces more buildings, security options, construction opportunities, and prison customization that expands gameplay.
Island Bound’s Key Features:
– Sea and Air: Upgrade your prison’s logistics with a variety of ferry and helicopter transport options that deliver supplies and inmates directly to docking areas around your compound. But be aware, there are now more access points to sneak contraband into the prison.
– Chain Link Up: Maximize your prison’s efficiency by linking docks, helipads, and roads to specific deliveries. You can even toggle what services are available to each delivery point within your compound. Players can put these features to use in new or existing prisons.
– Supermax Security: New security objects make it easier to search deliveries and prisoners as they enter the prison, or at key security checkpoints. Additional emergency services can be called when things get out of hand.
– Island Life: Customize your Island or Connected Island Plot with over fifteen nautical tiles and objects. Shape the land around your compound with moats, rivers, and lakes for security, or for style — no access roads needed!
– The Rock: Manage the world’s most famous prison with two premade maps: Alcatraz Prison and Alcatraz Island.
Players can purchase the Island Bound expansion on the Paradox Store here: https://www.paradoxplaza.com/prison-architect—island-bound/PAPA01ESK0000076.html
Launching alongside the Island Bound expansion is The Rock, a free content update that gives prisoners Dynamic Reputations. With Dynamic Reputations, prisoners have a chance to gain or lose a reputation trait based on their behaviors. The update will also include additional objects and tiles players can use to customize their prisons.
For more information on Island Bound, Prison Architect, and Paradox Interactive, visit www.prisonarchitect.com.
About Paradox Interactive
Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of strategy games for PC and console. The company has developed and published a world-renowned catalog stretching back to 1999, with players hailing from all around the world.
The publisher’s steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Hearts of Iron, and Stellaris series created by Paradox Development Studio, the Age of Wonders series created by Triumph Studios, as well as award-winning titles such as Cities: Skylines, Pillars of Eternity, and more from a network of partner studios. Paradox is the owner of the World of Darkness IPs and is publishing Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. Today, over four million people play a Paradox game each month, and the number of registered Paradox users is over twelve million.
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About Double Eleven
Double Eleven Limited is a full-service publisher and developer, based in Teesside, England. Since becoming an independent publisher, they have focused on bringing great games to new platforms and audiences including titles from the PixelJunk series, Prison Architect, and Goat Simulator. Double Eleven have also developed a strong reputation for technical skill, working on games such as the Lego Harry Potter series (PS4/XB1/Switch), Limbo (Vita) and most recently Crackdown 3 (Windows 10) and Minecraft Dungeons.