Kalypso Media, award-winning publisher of strategy and simulation games, has today released details of the special ‘El Prez Edition’ boxed retail edition of upcoming dictator sim Tropico 6. Releasing on 29th March for PC, Mac and Linux, Tropico 6 is the latest instalment in the acclaimed Tropico series and sees the return of beloved leader of the people (or reckless despot) El Presidente and his faithful advisor, Penultimo. The ‘El Prez Edition’ PC retail boxed version of Tropico 6 is now available to pre-order and comes with a wealth of bonus goodies to spice up your Tropican vacation. Included in the box are four postcards of Tropico’s stunning beaches and totally-not-stolen landmarks, two tourist outfits for your Presidente, an exclusive flamingo pond palace design, a digital soundtrack of foot-tapping Tropican beats and a digital calendar to mark off the days until election day. Just what any budding Dictator needs on their journey to greatness.
Kalypso Media has opened up the Tropico 6 beta to all for a limited time only, with a multiplayer stress test available now on Steam. Players can get in on all the action now until 18:00 GMT on 8th March, so be quick or miss out! The Tropico 6 beta offers access to the full tutorial, all eras (modern times only available in the tutorial), 11 sandbox maps, six missions and multiplayer for up to four players, and is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian. If that’s not all, El Presidente has also decided to launch a huge sale on Steam, with up to 70% off across the whole Tropico franchise, giving budding Tropican historians and completionists the chance to experience the history of the series for themselves or pick up that last bit of DLC they’ve been missing.
Kalypso Media and developer Limbic Entertainment have today released a new update for the Tropico 6 closed beta, available to all customers who have pre-ordered the game on Steam or the Kalypso Shop. To keep fans updated on progress of Tropico 6, there is also a beta roadmap detailing all the upcoming features to be added before launch on 29th March. January’s update includes the brand-new campaign mission ‘Better Red Than Dead’, numerous improvements to buildings, citizen interaction and customization options, balancing, UI improvements and general bug fixes. Full details are available in the changelog. The roadmap also highlights upcoming content planned for the beta, including multiplayer, a random map generator and an additional campaign mission.
El Presidente’s latest adventure pushed back for extra fine-tuning Kalypso Media is best known as a publisher of strategy and simulation games, with the critically acclaimed Tropico series as the company’s flagship brand. 2019 sees the launch of the latest installment in this beloved series, with the highly-anticipated Tropico 6 scheduled to release on PC and consoles. After going through rigorous in-house testing and taking on board all the feedback collected from the closed beta and the wider Tropico community, Tropico 6 is shaping up to be a great game. However, great is not enough when it comes to El Presidente. As always, Kalypso is striving to deliver an outstanding gameplay experience to make Tropico 6 the best in the series to date, and as such has taken the difficult decision to move the release of the PC, MAC and Linux versions to March 29, with a retail version to follow on April 2, in order to allow sufficient time to implement as much of the fans’ feedback as possible and work on final balancing and polishing to raise the level of quality expected from this flagship brand to what the Tropico fans and community deserve. Simon Hellwig, owner and managing director of Kalypso Media, has prepared an open-letter to the Tropico community and shared it through the company’s forums and social channels. As a thank you to the loyal Tropico fans who have supported us through the development of the game, we will be offering the first major Tropico 6 DLC free of charge to anyone who has pre-ordered the game by 1:00PM EST on January 10. The additional content will automatically be added to qualifying players’ game upon release in Q2 2019. Tropico 6 is available to pre-order now via the Kalypso Shop and other digital platforms as either the standard version (with instant access to the closed beta) or as a special El Prez Edition, including two tourist outfits for your Presidente, a flamingo pond for your customizable palace, digital soundtrack, digital calendar and instant beta access.
Citizens of the world, it’s time to pack your bags and set sail for paradise! Kalypso Media and El Presidente himself are thrilled to announce that fans pre-ordering the PC version of Tropico 6 on the Kalypso Shop will gain instant access to an exclusive closed beta, allowing gamers around the world to preview the latest entry in the acclaimed strategy series. If that’s not enough, they can also help themselves to a 10% discount, with an additional 15% off for first time customers registering a new Kalypso community account! There will be two mouthwatering pre-order options for budding dictators to choose from. The Standard Edition is available with a 10% discount and direct access to the beta, while the special El Prez Edition also comes with a 10% discount and immediate beta access, but also adds some special in-game content (a tourist outfit for El Prez and a Flamingo Pond for the presidential palace), the digital soundtrack and a fabulous digital calendar. The beta itself will initially contain a generous amount of content for eager Tropicans to get stuck into, offering the complete tutorial spanning all four eras (Colonial, World Wars, Cold War and Modern Times), two sandbox maps demonstrating Tropico’s new archipelago system in all its glory, and two full missions to sample the kinds of challenges that wannabe dictators will face in the full release. Supported languages include English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian, while the Tropican Ministry of Propaganda and Misinformation has also confirmed that additional content and features will be added to the beta closer to full release. To celebrate the announcement, Kalypso has prepared an all-new live action trailer featuring the benevolent leader himself:
Make Tropico bigger, better and even greater than ever before on PC and consoles in 2018 In times of political turmoil and social unrest, the people are calling out for a visionary leader, one who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. Kalypso Media is thrilled to announce El Presidente’s glorious return in Tropico 6, launching on Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in 2018. Prove yourself once again as a feared dictator or a peace-loving statesman on the island state of Tropico and shape the fate of your nation through four distinctive eras. Face new challenges on the international stage and always keep the needs of your people in mind, in spite of any negative press covfefe. Tropico 6 represents a bold new lease of life for the much-loved series, with new developer Limbic Entertainment bringing exciting new ideas to El Presidente’s highly-polished table, as well as a stunning new engine developed in Unreal Engine 4. For the first time in the series, manage extensive archipelagos, build bridges to connect your islands and establish new means of transportation and infrastructure. Send your agents on raids to steal the wonders of the world, including the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Customize your palace at will and give election speeches from your balcony, to win the favour of your subjects. Tropico 6 is the biggest, most beautiful and most ambitious entry in the series’ history, with many more exciting features to be announced in the coming weeks and months. Tropico 6 is scheduled for a worldwide release on Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in 2018.