Tropico 5 Penultimate Edition Out Now on Xbox One

Kalypso Media is thrilled to announce the arrival of the world’s most beloved (and luxuriantly bearded) dictator on Xbox One with the release of Tropico 5 Penultimate Edition. So named after his overworked and under-appreciated assistant ‘Penultimo’, Tropico 5 Penultimate Edition for Xbox One contains the full version of the acclaimed strategy game plus the ‘Bayo del Ofato’, ‘Big Cheese’, ‘Mad World’, ‘Generalissimo’ and ‘Joint Venture’ add-ons, as well as five new, exclusive Xbox One sandbox maps, a new controller-optimised user interface and of course Xbox Live Achievements. That’s a lot of content for your Tropician dollars! To celebrate the long-awaited launch of Tropico 5 Penultimate Edition, the Tropican Ministry of Propaganda and Misinformation has kindly produced a trailer for the Xbox One title, as it prepares to welcome Xbox players to Tropican shores once again. So grab a bottle of your finest Tropican rum and light up a cigar for the return of our glorious leader! Order your copy today – that Swiss bank account isn’t going to top itself up, you know… About Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition 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. Features: The Penultimate Edition contains the full version of Tropico 5 plus the ‘Bayo del Ofato’, ‘Big Cheese’, ‘Mad World’, ‘Generalissimo’ and ‘Joint Venture’ add-ons, as well as five new, exclusive Xbox One sandbox maps, a new controller-optimised user interface and Xbox Live Achievements. 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. The Dynasty – Each member of the extended family of El Presidente is present on the island and may be used as ruler, appointed manager, ambassador or general. Research and Renovate – Advance your nation by discovering new buildings, technologies and resources. Advanced trade system and trade fleet – Amass a global trade fleet and use your ships to secure trade routes to neighbouring islands or world’s superpowers, both for export and import. Explore your island – Discover what lies beyond the fog of war. Send prospectors to look for new deposits, but be wary of hostile animals and native tribes. 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, supply and population or declare war on each other.

‘Espionage’ Out Now for PlayStation®4

Dust off your tuxedo, pack your best gadgets and enter a new era of intrigue and mystery as ‘Espionage’, the next major content expansion for Tropico 5, is now available globally for PlayStation®4 via the PlayStation® Store. ‘Espionage’ features the all new campaign ‘The Maltese Toucan’, a thrilling new adventure wherein Tropico’s precious treasures need to be protected against foreign agents at all costs. Only you, as El Presidente, can keep Tropico safe from enemy spies and foreign powers that might try to steal your island’s best kept secrets for their own gain. Protect Tropico’s borders and reveal enemy agents by installing Security Checkpoints and throwing them in the island’s new Dungeon. Train your own spies in the new Spy Academy and send them off to steal foreign capital or top secret technology from your enemies. Foil attacks on your beautiful island paradise by building the Ministry Of Information and monitor your citizens according to the strict Tropican data privacy laws. For additional air security you can call on the new Police Blimp, and for serious military scenarios you will be equipped with some new toys: the Mechanized Garrison is battle seasoned and ready for any state of emergency! Spanning six missions, you can expect manipulation, revolts and acts of sabotage as you use all the resources at your disposal to protect your island from the outside powers trying to move in. Will your drink be ‘shaken or stirred’ at the end of this thrilling spy tale? Included in the ‘Espionage’ expansion: New campaign and thrilling story spanning 6 challenging missions 9 new spy and military themed buildings 4 new island maps, such as “Dos Torres” and “Grito Grande” 4 new music tracks 4 new avatar costumes, such as “Evening Gown” (female), “Tuxedo” (male) 6 new avatar accessories: “Spy” (hat), “Long Curls” (hair), and more New sandbox tasks and events to go with the new ‘espionage’ setting All new content plus the new spying mechanics are also available in existing Sandbox maps and in all multiplayer modes. The ‘Espionage’ expansion add-on for Tropico 5 is available now for PlayStation®4 via the PlayStation® Store for £15.99/€19.99/$19.99.

‘Epic Meltdown’ DLC for Tropico 5 available now on PlayStation®4

‘Epic Meltdown’, the new DLC bundle pack for Tropico 5, is available now on the PlayStation®4 via the PlayStation®Store, serving up a trio of new and exciting scenarios, along with a range of additional buildings and avatar items. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition, but in ‘Inquisition’, El Presidente goes as far as to invite them to save Tropico’s tormented soul. In ‘The Supercomputer’, El Presidente seeks ultimate knowledge and the answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything. Finally, in order to convince the world of Tropico’s cultural superiority once and for all, ‘T-Day’ tasks you to direct the greatest movie of all time, to put all others ever made to shame. Check out a selection of screenshots for Tropico 5 ‘Epic Meltdown’ for a look at all the new features on offer. Alongside the new scenarios, dictators can further develop their islands with new buildings, explore three new maps, enjoy new atmospheric pieces of music and enhance the visual appearance of their avatars and dynasties with a selection of new accessories. Features of the ‘Epic Meltdown’ DLC bundle: 3 new single player scenarios with a new story and new assignments 3 new buildings for all game modes: the Inquisition, Supercomputer and the Fortress 3 new avatar items: Inquisitor’s Hat, Headphones and World War Helmet 3 new maps: Cobao, Isla del Rey and Becouya 3 new pieces of music and new dialogues with additional voice acting The ‘Epic Meltdown’ DLC bundle for Tropico 5 is out now on PlayStation®4 via the PlayStation®Store for £6.49/€7.99/$9.99.

Enter the Spy Game – ‘Espionage’ Out Now for Xbox 360 and Mac

Dust off your tuxedo, pack your best gadgets and enter a new era of intrigue and mystery as ‘Espionage’, the next major content expansion for Tropico 5, is now available globally for Xbox 360 via the Xbox Games Store and via an in-app purchase for the Mac App Store version. ‘Espionage’ features the all new campaign ‘The Maltese Toucan’, a thrilling new adventure wherein Tropico’s precious treasures need to be protected against foreign agents at all costs. Only you, as El Presidente, can keep Tropico safe from enemy spies and foreign powers that might try to steal your island’s best kept secrets for their own gain. Protect Tropico’s borders and reveal enemy agents by installing Security Checkpoints and throwing them in the island’s new Dungeon. Train your own spies in the new Spy Academy and send them off to steal foreign capital or top secret technology from your enemies. Foil attacks on your beautiful island paradise by building the Ministry Of Information and monitor your citizens according to the strict Tropican data privacy laws. For additional air security you can call on the new Police Blimp, and for serious military scenarios you will be equipped with some new toys: the Mechanized Garrison is battle seasoned and ready for any state of emergency! Spanning six missions, you can expect manipulation, revolts and acts of sabotage as you use all the resources at your disposal to protect your island from the outside powers trying to move in. Will your drink be ‘shaken or stirred’ at the end of this thrilling spy tale? Included in the ‘Espionage’ expansion: New campaign and thrilling story spanning 6 challenging missions 9 new spy and military themed buildings 4 new island maps, such as “Dos Torres” and “Grito Grande” 4 new music tracks 4 new avatar costumes, such as “Evening Gown” (female), “Tuxedo” (male) 6 new avatar accessories: “Spy” (hat), “Long Curls” (hair), and more New sandbox tasks and events to go with the new ‘espionage’ setting All new content plus the new spying mechanics are also available in existing Sandbox maps and in all multiplayer modes. The ‘Espionage’ expansion add-on for Tropico 5 is available now for Xbox 360 via the Xbox Games Store for £15.99/€19.99/$19.99 and via an in-app purchase on the Mac App Store for £14.99/€19.99/$19.99. ‘Espionage’ is also available via Steam for Windows, Mac and SteamOS for £14.99/€19.99/$19.99 with the PS4™ version arriving later. For non-Steam users, the PC version of the add-on is available via http://launcher.kalypsomedia.com/.

‘Paradise Lost’ DLC available now on PlayStation®4

‘Paradise Lost’, the second DLC bundle pack for Tropico 5, launches today on PlayStation®4, serving up three thrilling scenarios complete with new buildings and additional avatar accessories. In Surfs Up! El Presidente must look to the dolphins to save the world from an intergalactic menace. Then, get in touch with your humanitarian side in Gone Green and transform Tropico into a sustainable paradise by making use of clean energy sources. But if all this nobility gets too much for you, then you can instead help El Prez seize ultimate power in Supervillain, becoming the world’s most dangerous ruler and achieving global domination. Also included in ‘Paradise Lost’ are three swinging new music tracks and three new maps for each game mode. Check out a selection of screenshots for Tropico 5 ‘Paradise Lost’ for a look at all the new features on offer. Alongside new scenarios, dictators can further develop their islands with new buildings, explore three new maps and enhance the visual appearance of their avatars and dynasties with fun (and diabolical) new accessories. Features of the ‘Paradise Lost’ DLC bundle: Combines three DLC packs: Surf’s Up, Gone Green and Supervillain 3 new standalone scenarios with original stories and objectives 3 new buildings for all game modes: Wind Farm, Dolphinarium and Giant Laser 3 new dynasty avatar accessories: Hippie-Hair, Diving Mask and Evil Stache 3 new sandbox maps: Isabella, Qualichi and Isla del Pescado 3 new music tracks and additional voice recordings The ‘Paradise Lost’ DLC bundle for Tropico 5 is out today for PlayStation®4 for £6.49/€7.99/$9.99. Buy ‘Paradise Lost’ on the PlayStation®Store here.

Viva El Presidente! Tropico 5 Confirmed for Xbox One

Citizens of Tropico rejoice! You asked, and your beloved leader listened. That’s right, the wait is finally over as El Presidente has declared that Tropico 5 is confirmed to launch on Xbox One in spring 2016! Not only will fans of the bearded despot be able to get to their hands on the latest instalment of the highly acclaimed dictator sim for their Xbox One console, but they will also receive exclusive extra content. Tropico 5 Xbox One Edition will contain the full version of the game plus  the ‘Bayo del Ofato’, ‘Big Cheese’, ‘Mad World’, ‘Generalissimo’ and ‘Joint Venture’ add-ons, the first expansion pack ‘Waterborne’ and five new, exclusive Xbox One sandbox maps as well as a new controller-optimised user interface and of course Xbox Live Achievements. That’s a lot of content for your Tropician dollars! Tropico 5 Xbox One Edition will launch in spring 2016 and more information on the title will follow soon.

Viva El Presidente! Tropico Day is here at last!

Put your presents under a palm tree and hang your Tropican flags with pride, because Tropico day is here! Kalypso Media is required by Tropican law excited to announce that 23rd July brings a host of festivities to veteran dictators and fresh-off-the-boat newbies alike. Tropico Day features discounts, free content and updates, as well as the launch of Tropico 5’s latest DLC add-on – ‘T-Day.’ Tropico Day starts off with a huge Tropico sale on Steam, with up to 75% off the entire franchise (Except for the new ‘T-Day’ DLC). Tropico 5 has also been updated to version 1.10 on PC and Steam (PC, SteamOS), bringing with it a host of new updates including five new maps – Gran Mano, Isla del Halcon, Costa Siesta, Pesada Cruz and Ultimo, all free of charge. This update also includes support for Steam Workshop, adding a Map & Mission editor for Steam users to customise islands within Tropico 5. Last but certainly not least, Tropico Day also heralds the arrival of the brand new DLC add-on for Tropico 5 – ‘T-Day.’ There’s no business like show business after all, and in his infinite wisdom El Presidente has decided that our beloved island of Tropico is to be the leading cultural influence on the world stage. To do this, you will produce a blockbuster movie which outclasses every other Hollywood production in existence and sets itself up for endless reboots, sequels and director’s cuts in the process. Every movie needs a set, and for this epic production, the whole island will be prepared for a blockbusting World War II movie. In ‘T-Day,’ you must reenact the defending of Tropico from its biggest-ever invasion and produce the greatest movie the world has ever seen! Content in ‘T-Day’: New standalone scenario: ‘T-Day’ – shoot the greatest movie of all time! New building: Fortress – every ruler needs his fortress(es) New dynasty avatar accessory: Great War Helmet New sandbox map: Becouya New music track and additional voice recordings

Hack to the future! ‘The Supercomputer’ DLC For Tropico 5

Knowledge is power. No one knows this better than El Presidente, who leaves no stone unturned in his quest to position Tropico as a leader in the world of technological progress. And, as any media or educational establishment on Tropico will tell you, no one has more knowledge than El Presidente! Kalypso Media invites you to join our illustrious leader in guiding Tropico towards a new age of technological superiority with the new Tropico 5 DLC ‘The Supercomputer’. Together with the support of the brightest scientists in all of Tropico, you must build the biggest and most efficient supercomputer in the world in order to research new technology faster than your rival nations and find the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. In the new mission ‘The Supercomputer’, you will be required to conduct research faster than your competitors so that you can keep your technological dominance on the worldwide stage. Check out a selection of screenshots for Tropico 5 ‘The Supercomputer’ for a look at the new features on offer. Alongside the impressive new Supercomputer building, well-dressed dictators can now sport a fancy set of headphones that almost certainly sacrifice audio and build quality for looks and street-credibility. If you’re getting a little tired of your current city, you can also try your hand at the brand new ‘Cabao’ sandbox map, complete with vast sandy shores and dramatic Cliffside vistas. Features of ‘The Supercomputer’: New standalone scenario: ‘The Supercomputer’ – Fathom the meaning of life New building: Supercomputer – Use the latest tech to research faster than rival nations New dynasty avatar accessory: Headphones New sandbox map: Cobao New music track and additional voice recordings ‘The Supercomputer’ DLC for Tropico 5 is out today for PC, Mac & SteamOS via 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/

‘Waterborne’ Expansion For Tropico 5 PS4 Out Now

El Presidente is fed up of the boring soil of dry-land and now his latest initiative takes the island of Tropico into the great frontier of the deep blue sea. Prepare to explore a brand new industry and reap the rewards of innovation, as ‘Waterborne’, the first major expansion for the PS4 version of infamous city-builder/political sim Tropico 5, is out now to download via the PlayStation® Store. Whatever type of Presidente you are, ‘Waterborne’ challenges players to expand their nation into the unknown waters of adventurous opportunity and fully harness the power of the ocean. Develop an exotic housing market with luxury floating apartments and do your bit for the good of the planet by constructing eco-friendly wave power sources. Or use the sea as another armed front for your empowering military force and bolster the army with a fearsome naval presence. Check a selection of screenshots for Tropico 5 ‘Waterborne’ here for a look at the water-based game mechanics and content features included in the expansion such as water traffic, larger coastal areas, new events and lots of buildings to make use of. Download the ‘Waterborne’ screenshots here.

Enter the Spy Game – ‘Espionage’ Expansion for Tropico 5 Out Now

Dust off your tuxedo, pack your best gadgets and enter a new era of intrigue and mystery as ‘Espionage’, the next major content expansion for Tropico 5, is now available globally for PC, Mac and Steam OS. ‘Espionage’ features the all new campaign ‘The Maltese Toucan’, a thrilling new adventure wherein Tropico’s precious treasures need to be protected against foreign agents at all costs. Only you, as El Presidente, can keep Tropico safe from enemy spies and foreign powers that might try to steal your island’s best kept secrets for their own gain. Protect Tropico’s borders and reveal enemy agents by installing Security Checkpoints and throwing them in the island’s new Dungeon. Train your own spies in the new Spy Academy and send them off to steal foreign capital or top secret technology from your enemies. Foil attacks on your beautiful island paradise by building the Ministry Of Information and monitor your citizens according to the strict Tropican data privacy laws. For additional air security you can call on the new Police Blimp, and for serious military scenarios you will be equipped with some new toys: the Mechanized Garrison is battle seasoned and ready for any state of emergency! Spanning six missions, you can expect manipulation, revolts and acts of sabotage as you use all the resources at your disposal to protect your island from the outside powers trying to move in. Will your drink be ‘shaken or stirred’ at the end of this thrilling spy tale? To make sure you have your best spy swagger prepared there is a new trailer available to view below showing some of the exciting new buildings and thrilling missions you will encounter in ‘Espionage’.