Form a Junta of your own with new Tropico 4 DLC

by: Nathaniel -
Kalypso has announced the release of a new DLC pack for their dictator simulator, Tropico 4, which is out now for the PC and Xbox 360.  Called the Junta pack (pronounced Hoonta and referring to a government made up of a committee of military leaders), it will be available on November 9 via the Kalypso Launcher and Steam on the PC and the Xbox Live Marketplace for the more console oriented.  Contents include a new "bunker" that acts like a larger and more expensive guard station, the veteran character trait, a female dress uniform, several decoration items (guard booth, small observation tower, camo ammo depot, concrete barricades, and an APC), and a new mission theme called "New Sparta" that lets you build a militaristic society while constantly being harried by rebels.  For more complete details, follow the jump.

Return to Tropico with “Junta” DLC for Xbox 360 and Windows PC

Ridgewood, NJ, November 3, 2011 – El Presidente and his Minister of Communications, the wondrous Penultimo, are pleased to announce that Kalypso will release a new DLC pack for Tropico 4 for both the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. Dubbed “The Junta”, the new DLC pack will be available for 400MSP on the Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace on November 9, and via the Kalypso Launcher (http://launcher.kalypsomedia.com) and Steam for Windows PC on November 11 for $4.99USD.

The military-themed Junta DLC includes -
  • New Building: “Bunker” - functions like a larger and more expensive Guard Station, does not require generals, houses five soldiers.
  • Character Trait: Veteran (Avatar performs better in battle, improved militarist respect)
  • Character Outfit / Vanity Item: Dress Uniform (female)
  • Decoration Items: Guard booth, Small observation tower, Camouflaged ammo depot, Concrete barricades, APC
  • Mission theme: “New Sparta” - build a militaristic society while being constantly pressured by the rebels

Tropico 4 sees you return as El Presidente, the tyrannical (or benevolent) dictator of the island paradise of Tropico. The world is changing and Tropico is moving with the times – geographical powers rise and fall and the world market is dominated by new players with new demands and offers – and you, as El Presidente, face a whole new set of challenges. If you are to triumph over your naysayers you will need to gain as much support from your people as possible. Your decisions will shape the future of your nation, and more importantly, the size of your Swiss bank account.

Tropico 4 features all new missions across new maps and includes exciting and fun new features to keep the action fresh and challenging. You can even elect ministers into power to help get your more controversial decisions passed through the government. But remember to keep your friends close and your enemies closer as everyone has an agenda!

Tropico 4 also brings a new level of social interaction with the addition of Facebook and Twitter integration (Windows PC version only). Post comments on Twitter direct from the game and have updates go out when you complete missions or unlock new achievements. You can even take screenshots of your island and post them on your Tropico 4 Facebook page and compare your interactive Dictator ranking on the online leaderboards. Every little bit helps when you are bringing your island into the 21st Century!

About The Kalypso Media Group

Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with 120 employees world-wide.

Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. Subsidiary, and owns three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH – and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media‘s recent titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 4, Air Conflicts: Secret Wars and Boulder Dash XL for Xbox 360, and Dungeons – The Dark Lord for Windows PC. Upcoming multi-platform titles include The Dark Eye – Demonicon and Port Royale 3, along with Legends of Pegasus and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action for Windows PC. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.
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