Return to the remote island nation of Tropico in the next installment of the critically acclaimed and hugely popular ‘dictator sim’ series.
Expand your Dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century, facing an all-new set of challenges, including advanced trading mechanics, technology and scientific research, exploration and for the first time in Tropico history – cooperative and competitive MULTIPLAYER for up to 4 players.
*The Eras – Start your reign during colonial times, survive the World Wars and the Great Depression, be a dictator during the Cold War, and advance your country to modern times and beyond. From the 19th century to the 21st, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities.
*The Dynasty – Each member of El Presidente’s extended family is present on the island and may be appointed as a ruler, a manager, an ambassador or a general. Invest in the members of your Dynasty to unlock new traits and turn them into your most valuable assets.
*Research and Renovate – Advance your nation by discovering new buildings, technologies and resources. Renovate your old buildings to more efficient modern buildings.
*Advanced trade system and trade fleet – Amass a global trade fleet and use your ships to secure trade routes to neighboring islands or world superpowers, both for export and import.
*Explore your island – Discover what lies beyond the fog of war. Find valuable resource deposits and explore the ruins of ancient civilizations.
*All new art – All artwork has been re-designed from scratch to provide Tropico 5 with a unique visual identity. Choose from over 100 buildings from each of the individual eras. *Cooperative and competitive multiplayer – Up to 4 players can build up their own cities and economies on any given island map. Players can choose to share resources, supplies and population or declare war on each other.
Do you know El Presidente’s only weakness? His penchant for a good, ripe cheese of course! While his exclusively imported French speciality cheese may bring some short lived satisfaction, El Presidente wants more! So he’s decided to open his very own artisan cheese factory in the first DLC pack for the hugely popular Tropico 5. ‘The Big Cheese’ DLC, available today, challenges players to create and promote an artisan cheese brand by introducing a new production chain with the Creamery: a new building that enables you to make the most of Tropico’s local goats and llamas. Face international competition in an epic quest to create the best cheese in the world and put on the chef’s hat! This add-on includes an all-new sandbox map and task, a standalone scenario including additional voiceovers, building, avatar accessory and music track!
Please Note: people who pre-purchased Tropico 5 via Steam will receive ‘The Big Cheese’ DLC for free as part of the pre-purchase tier reward bonus.
Tropico 5 Update 1.04 has also gone live today: adding save games to multiplayer so you can pause and carry on those extra-long political campaigns later. Check out the change log below for a full list of bug fixes, tweaks and additions. (Please note that the multiplayer game saves update is currently at Beta stage and will be fully implemented soon)
New standalone scenario: ‘The Big Cheese’ – Create and promote an artisan cheese brand
New building: The Creamery – Produces cheese from milk
New dynasty avatar accessory: The Chef’s Hat
New sandbox map: Arco Iris Beneditas
New music track: ‘Eclectro-Hijinx Orchestra – Amiga’
-Multiplayer: Added save/load game feature (matches are saved to all players locally and re-synced upon load)
-Multiplayer: Fixed issues with determining territory ownership
-Multiplayer: Fixed some asynchronous game states
-Fixed issues with some task chains
-Fixed food consumption modifiers when cancelling Extra Rations edict
-Fixed issues with rebuilding buildings with upgrades
-Fixed rare issue causing never ending fires Budget setting is restored for rebuilt buildings
-Fixed issue with “Send Army” action for protests
-Fixed a bug resulting in tanks destroying critical buildings they are not attacking
-Rebalanced cooldowns of Industrialization and Urban Development edicts
-Disabled radio announcements between campaign missions
-Democracy constitution mode no longer prevents military coups
-Coups and Uprisings no longer happen during the Colonial Era
-Modernization of Coffee and Cotton Plantations, Llama Ranches now restore upgrades correctly
-Various tweaks and improvements to controller input
-Depleted deposits display ruin piles to signify that the location is not suitable for construction
‘The Big Cheese’ DLC for Tropico 5 is available to download now from Steam for £2.49/€2.99/$3.99. For non-Steam users, the PC version of the DLC is available via http://launcher.kalypsomedia.com/
Ridgewood, NJ – June 17, 2014 – Your ticket to sunny beaches and political corruption is now ready! After a delay in the production process, the boxed retail version of Tropico 5 for PC is now available at retailers across North America. Retail purchasers can now take control of the island paradise and become a magnanimous leader of the people, or impose the fierce grip of tyranny amongst the populace. As long as El Presidente’s legacy, and Swiss Bank account, is secure across the multiple eras of Tropico 5, the fate and future of Tropico are up to you!
As a special “thank you” from Kalypso Media and El Presidente, Kalypso Media today announced they are rewarding the North American retail community by providing the first DLC pack – ‘The Big Cheese’ – at no cost to those who have been patiently awaiting the North American retail version. ‘The Big Cheese’ DLC pack will automatically unlock at no charge once it becomes available this summer. To celebrate, Kalypso Media has created an updated launch trailer to mark the occasion. View the trailer below to glimpse the true glory of El Presidente, as well as see the fantastic responses from media who have already visited the island paradise of Tropico.
Return to the island of Tropico where gorgeous sunny beaches and political corruption co-exist in perfect harmony. Tropico 5 is out for PC today via boxed retail, Steam and the Kalypso Launcher – so don your most magnificent beard, as El Presidente is back and he’s ready to let you do all the hard work for him! Take control of the island paradise of Tropico during the colonial period and guide your city through the eras as it grows into a thriving metropolis.
Create a social utopia where every citizen is heard and accounted for – or forge your own tyrannical grip over the nation and turn it into a gold mine for your Swiss bank account. The island of Tropico belongs to you, so let your whim take you wherever you like and make El Presidente proud! To celebrate the glorious return of our beloved ruler, Kalypso Media has also released a brand new trailer to mark the occasion. View it below for a look at how to start ruling like a true dictator.
Ahead of the global release of the PC version of Tropico 5 on 23rd May, the Kalypso Media Group is thrilled to announce that the game has set new internal pre-sale records for the entire company. Not only has the title topped the Amazon pre-sale charts for many weeks in several countries, but Kalypso can also reveal that the Digital distribution pre-orders on Steam have exceeded expectations. Tropico 5 has achieved four times the number of orders secured over its predecessor Tropico 4, which was released in 2011.
“We have put great passion and almost all available resources into the development and marketing of Tropico 5 and the pre-sales success once again demonstrates the talent and ability of our great teams in Germany, the UK and the USA. We are constantly working to expand our franchises internationally and these figures for Tropico 5 are testament to this” commented Simon Hellwig, Global Managing Director of Kalypso Media.
Tropico 5 will be available for PC globally on 23rd of May (US retail 3rd June). Xbox 360® and Mac will be available this summer – with a version for the PlayStation®4 platform following in autumn.
Tropico is the land of opportunity: a blank slate where any political ideal or mad inspiration can be made possible. The debut of multiplayer in Tropico 5 means you can finally inflict all these ideas upon your friends – whatever they may be! Will you forge a socialist utopia built on the love and support of your fellow friends? Or stamp out your cohorts one-by-one and rise above the ashes of the competition to rule as the only Presidente of Tropico? There’s a brand new Multiplayer trailer for Tropico 5 available to view now, so get watching and start plotting how you will achieve democratic harmony or island domination.