Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: City Builder

Tropico 5 updated to ver. 1.03 with fixes, new costumes and maps

Tropico 5 (360, PC) Update Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

After yesterday’s release of the PC physical version of Tropico 5, a new patch has gone live. The 1.03 update adds three new maps for sandbox mode and six new dynasty member costumes, detailed below, as well as addresses several performance issues and bugs. Specifically, problems with trade route contracts expiring have been fixed along with performance of service buildings, trees remaining after the destruction of nearby logging camps, and the rebuild construction feature not working.

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Physical version of Tropico 5 for PC to get first DLC pack free

Tropico 5 (360, PC, PS4) Free DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Kalypso has announced that they will be giving away Tropico 5’s first DLC pack to PC gamers who pick up the physical copy, which will hit store shelves tomorrow. The add-on, titled The Big Cheese, will be unlocked automatically when it goes live later this summer. The extra is a thank-you bonus from the publisher because of the physical version being pushed back due to a manufacturing delay.

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Tropico 5 now available digitally through Steam, Kalypso for PC

Tropico 5 (360, PC, PS3, PS3) Beta Announcement - Screenshot 5

El Presidente has decided to bestow the PC gaming populace with his presence today with the release of Tropico 5. Available online through Steam and Kalypso, and in stores on June 3, Tropico 5 adds dynasties, new research trees, new technology, improved trading mechanics, and exploration. Multiplayer is supported for up to four players in both co-op and competitive modes

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Tropico 5 pre-order, first-run copies to be Limited Special Edition

Tropico 5 (360, PC, PS4) LE Announcement - Header

Kalypso has announced that pre-order and launch copies of Tropico 5 will be available as Limited Special Edition versions. The physical and digital releases will include different goodies. The boxed copies will come with a special avatar costume for El Presidente, the Bayo del Olfato sandbox map, and two physical extras (a Tropico passport and postcard). The digital version is currently on Steam for 10% off and offers the Businessman avatar costume and Isla de Vapor sandbox map. The Steam version will also receive additional bonuses depending on the number of pre-orders. For those looking to save extras cash, pre-ordering through the Kalypso Launcher offers a 15% discount.

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Tropico 5 release dates announced, hitting PC first in May

Tropico 5 (360, PC, PS4) Release Dates Announcement - Screenshot 1

El Presidente will be bestowing his despotic talents on the peoples (and players) of Tropico 5 when it releases for PC on May 23. The Mac and Xbox 360 versions will be available this summer, and the PS4 version will launch afterwards this fall. A new website has also gone live to offer interested tyrants a better look at the game, and the Ministry of Propaganda also sent along some new screenshots for the further glorification of the island nation and to fully display its undeniable might.

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Kalypso opens beta registration for Tropico 5

Tropico 5 (360, PC, PS3, PS3) Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

El Presidente is calling upon his loving people to assist him by taking part in a beta for Tropico 5. Through his minions at Kalypso, he has proclaimed that registration is now open for fellow would-be despots to sign up for the program, which is set to kick off next month. Chosen applicants will get to try their hand at several of the new features being introduced in 5, including dynasties as well as co-op and versus online play.

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Kalypso announces Tropico 5 for PlayStation 4

Tropico 5 (360, PC) August Screenshots - Screenshot 6

El Presidente has surveyed the next-gen landscape, and he likes what he sees. To further the glory of his reign and of his island, the benevolent one has decided to share his city-management title Tropico 5 with PS4 players. Kalypso Media has announced that Haemimont Studios is currently working on the series’ PS debut, in addition to versions for 360 and PC, which will introduce a new dynasty feature to the long-running series. Tropico 5 will also add new research trees, new technology, improved trading mechanics, exploration, and both co-op and competitive multiplayer for up to four players.

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El Presidente returns from Gamescom with new shots from Tropico 5

Tropico 5 (360, PC) August Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Kalypso has released some new screenshots from Haemimont Games’ upcoming city-builder Tropico 5. The latest installment will see El Presidente take control of the island during the Colonial Era and guide its inhabitants through the turbulent times and beyond. The latest screens are taken from a pre-alpha build that was debuted at this year’s Gamescom.

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Tropico 4 – Propaganda pack now available for 360 and PC

Tropico 4 (360, PC) Propaganda DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

El Presidente treats his loyal subjects well, and today he is giving them the most precious gift of all: more time with him. One of his many holdings, Kalypso Media, has released the new Propaganda DLC pack for Tropico 4. As a participant in the International Communist Propaganda competition, players will assist the president in completing the new Propaganda Competition mission by utilizing the new Propaganda Tower to suppress protests and convert citizens as well as by calling upon the PR Specialist trait to brainwash the masses. And of course, a new outfit is included, the Party Leader, to dazzle the competition.

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Tropico 4 looks to expand on the cheap with Megalopolis DLC

Tropico 4 (360, PC) Megalopolis DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

El Presidente is nothing if not thrifty. In the latest downloadable pack to launch for Tropico 4, Megalopolis, virtual benevolent dictators are tasked with building the largest city possible with the cheapest materials at hand. Available for PC, and soon for 360, the $4.99 drop, detailed below, includes a new campaign, new avatar clothing, a new mission, and a new trait. The goal: build the most glorious second-rate city the world has ever known.

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