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Despite prior word that Tropico 5 would reach the PlayStation 4 during 2014, a new announcement from publisher Kalypso Media bumps the banana republic simulation to "early 2015." Kalyspo offers no explanation for the PlayStation 4 delay, but does note that the Xbox 360 version of Tropico 5, which h...

September 19th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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El Presidente extends his dictatorial rule to consoles once again, as Kalypso Media announced that its island-subjugating sim Tropico 5 is coming to the Xbox 360 in November. Tropico 5 introduces a string of new and expanded features, including improved trading mechanics, an island exploration ele...

August 11th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Tropico 5 won't appear on store shelves in Thailand thanks to fears that the game's themes of iron-fisted dictatorship might spark unrest in a country that lost its civilian government to military coup less than three months ago. According to Nonglak Sahavattanapong, marketing manager at Thai publ...

August 4th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Mmm, cheese. Tropico 5's first DLC pack is called The Big Cheese, and it involves actually making cheese in El Presidente's very own artisan factory, The Creamery. The Big Cheese is available now for $4, or free for those who pre-ordered the game via Steam or purchased a physical boxed copy. "'The...

July 24th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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El Presidentes around the world have elected with their wallets to make Tropico 5 the most successful launch in the franchise's history, according to publisher Kalypso. The game reached sales of "over six figures," topping the Steam sales charts and showing impressive debuts in the UK and Germany....

June 4th 2014 at 10:40am 0 Comments
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Tropico 5 is another fine example of why the franchise is at the forefront of the simulation genre, but now, more than ever, the series has clearly gotten lost in its own iteration. For veterans of Tropico, the latest installment is a continuation of the evolution we've seen since Tropico 3, but ne...

May 23rd 2014 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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El Presidente believes in transparency in all things except for his personal Swiss bank account. Here is nearly an hour and 15 minutes of Tropico 5's gameplay. No voice-overs, just some of the devs playing the game. The game will be available to the masses next Friday, May 23.

May 16th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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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:...

April 2nd 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Tropico 5 sees El Presidente experiencing a Lazarus existence, traveling through the many historical phases of the island, from pirate times to modern socialism (under dictatorial rule, of course). The latest teaser has El Presidente sparrowing no expense for Russian nuclear weaponry.

March 26th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments