Tropico 5 elects May 23 launch date on PC

El Presidente's time travel adventure in Tropico 5 has an official release date of May 23. But it's never so straight-forward with his glorificus.

Penultimo, the ever-loyal toady of Tropico's magnificent ruler, would like to point out there are a few platform and date details to work through here: the May 23 date applies to digital distribution on PC, with the US retail date set for May 27.

Xbox 360 and Mac versions of the game are set for the summer, with a PlayStation 4 planned to keep you warm as the fall chill sets in. El Presidente isn't afraid of trying new things either. He's also got a Steam OS version planned for Steam Machines.
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Tropico 5 PC Global Release Date Announced for 23rd May
Brand new website also goes live today

Bracknell, UK – 2nd April 2014 – Start a bright new future for you and your family by moving to the beautiful land of opportunity known as Tropico. On 23rd May, El Presidente has declared that Tropico 5 will be available globally on PC (US retail release 27th May): so make sure you've packed your sunglasses and swim shorts. The Xbox 360® and Mac versions will be releasing this summer with a version for the PlayStation®4 platform following in autumn. Kalypso is also working on an extensive Steam OS (Linux) version which will release with the respective new hardware.

Our brand new website also launches today: which provides potential visitors with all the information they need to know about the fantastic standard of living on our island paradise. View gorgeous pictures, impressive videos and inspiring speeches from our benevolent leader El Presidente. Imagine a place where the people never go hungry, all work has a decent wage and the weather is forever bright and sunny – just make sure you always vote El Presidente. Check out the official website for Tropico 5 here:

We have some new screenshots for your viewing pleasure - download them here

Also in case you missed it last week you can view the cinematic trailer here or download it here

Packed with a whole host of new gameplay features and all new artwork designed from scratch, Tropico 5 takes the series into a new and exciting direction – dynasties!

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 well as a wealth of other new features, including advanced trading mechanics, technology, scientific research trees and island exploration, Tropico 5 will add cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players for the first time in the series' history! Viva El Presidente!

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View the Tropico 5 gameplay trailer here or download here
Download the Tropico 5 box art here
Sign up the Tropico 5 Beta test here
Download the press kit here

Tropico 5 will be available for PC globally on 23rd of May (US retail 27th May). Xbox 360® and Mac will be available this summer – with a version for the PlayStation®4 platform following in autumn.

For more information on Tropico 5 don't forget to visit the official website at


This article was originally published on Joystiq.