Kalypso Unveils Tropico 5

| 15 Aug 2013 10:42

The latest installment in the tropical island city-sim is coming later this year.

Forget about that other city sim, real fans know that Kalypso's Tropico series is one of the best out there, and a new teaser has revealed that the next installment of the series, Tropico 5, will be in our hands before the end of this year! The trailer itself is pretty useless, simply showing the infamous El Presidente playing with a blow-up globe, but the accompanying website offers a wealth of information on the new title.

From the website:

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 roles.
  • 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 superpower!
  • 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 other.

Probably the biggest new addition is the multiplayer, as previous installments have been strictly singleplayer. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out, in particular the "war" aspect. Could we be looking at a Civilizations-style turn-based affair, or perhaps something more real-time?

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