Kalypso Media today released Tropico 3: Gold Edition to North American retail stores. The Gold Edition features the award-winning economic sim/city builder Tropico 3 for Windows, and its popular expansion – Absolute Power, all in one exciting package. For the suggested US retail price of $29.99, gamers can enjoy playing as El Presidente, the leader of the island republic of Tropico. Play as a jack-booted dictator, or a benevolent statesman as you craft the island’s economy, infrastructure and political systems through dozens of missions and across multiple maps.
Kalypso Media has secured the worldwide rights to Tropico 3 from Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Kalypso will release the third iteration of the famous and admired PC strategy game series in summer 2009. Tropico 3 is based on the first Tropico game. “GRAND AGES ROME”, the sequel of the hit strategy game “Imperium Romanum” is a city-building game for PC. The player takes the role of a Roman patrician, a nobleman, who has just started his political career. His ultimate goal is to become the Governor of Rome. “The Tropico series is a great IP which we are excited to continue. The game will be the biggest project Kalypso has realized so far in its short history and we are focussing on achieving a worldwide PC hit with this brand. The acquisition of Tropico along with other key licenses is fundamental to our future growth,” says Simon Hellwig, Managing Director of Kalypso Media. Tropico 3 will be developed by Bulgarian studio Haemimont Games, who are also responsible for the development of Kalypso’s Grand Ages: Rome. The game will attract the fans of the Tropico series, as well as newcomers with state- of-the-art graphics, complex gameplay similar to the other titles in the series and a comprehensive multiplayer mode.