Choose among four colonial powerhouses: England, France, Spain and the Netherlands, each of them providing different benefits and unique gameplay style Take on four extensive single player campaigns following each nation on their path to supremacy. Appoint a leader for your adventure among four different playable character classes: the Explorer, the Merchant, the Buccaneer and the Piratess " each providing their very own advantages and disadvantages Establish and manage trade with 60 Caribbean cities in a huge 3D game world. Steer clear of cliffs, shallow waters and stormy weather regions to optimize your trade routes. Select from 50 buildings, including 25 production sites, to produce goods like rum or luxuries. Construct town buildings with neighborhood effects to optimize productivity and manage the overall happiness of your citizens. 18 historically authentic ship types from the late 16th and the 17th century. Engage in tactical, turn-based naval battles with powerful captains. Licenses, building permits, new buildings and ships can be unlocked by growing your reputation within your nation.