Kalypso Media announces Tropico 5, a new installment in the island
dictator series, where players will once again take on the role of benevolent
dictator El Presidente. The sequel is in development at Haemimont Games for
release for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Xbox 360 next year, and the new twist here
will be the inclusion of multiplayer support for the first time in the series,
as up to four players will be able to play it together cooperatively. The
Tropico 5 website is already
live, offering a teaser
trailer in newsreel style showing El Presidente gloating about the success
of his floating city of Columbia island nation of Tropico.
Packed with a whole host of new gameplay features and all new
artwork designed from scratch, Tropico 5 takes the series into a new and
exciting direction – dynasties!
You, as El Presidente, will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico
during early colonial times and then guide it through the centuries as the world
changes and moves ever forward. You must tackle the changing needs of your
people, as well as opposing governments and factions, and thus lay the
foundations for your own dynasty. As you move through your years in office you
can promote members of your extended family on the island to positions of power:
such as ambassador, commanding general or even Supreme Ruler, to ensure your
legacy thrives through the eras. As your influence and wealth grows, so do the
threats to your burgeoning island superpower. Can you survive both World Wars,
prosper through the Great Depression, rule as an iron-fisted dictator through
the Cold War and advance your country to modern times and beyond? From the 19th
to the 21st century, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities.
As well as a wealth of other new features, including advanced trading mechanics,
technology, scientific research trees and island exploration, Tropico 5 will add
cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players for the first
time in the series' history! Viva El Presidente!
Features of Tropico 5
The Eras - From the 19th century to the
21st, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities. Begin your
reign during colonial times and advance your nation through the modern era
and into the future!
The Dynasty – Each member of El
Presidente’s extended family is present on the island and may be appointed
to key leadership positions, earning skills and experience in their assigned
Research and Renovate - Advance your nation
by discovering new buildings, technologies and resources. Transform your old
buildings into modernized, hyper-efficient designs worthy of an economic
Advanced trade system and trade fleet -
Amass a global trade fleet and use your ships to secure import/export trade
routes to neighbouring islands and key nations.
Explore your island - Discover what lies
beyond the fog of war. Send prospectors to look for new mineral and ore
deposits, but be wary of hostile animals and native tribes.
All new art - All artwork is reworked to
provide Tropico 5 with a distinct historic visual identity. Choose from over
100 unique buildings from each of the individual eras.
Cooperative and competitive multiplayer –
Up to four players can build up their own cities and economies on any given
island map. Players can share resources and citizens, or declare war on each