Tropico 4 announced - already?

by: Chad -
It's seems like Tropico 3 was released just a few months ago.  Seeing as how we are in August, though, we are rapidly approaching the 1-year mark.  Regardless, Kalypso Media has decided to announce the development of Tropico 4.  The press release repeatedly mentions "PC version only" so we might conclude a version will be making its way to console(s).

El Presidente is coming back to Tropico.  Expect 10 new maps, 20 missions, six interactive disasters, 20 new buildings, as well as other features and additions to spice things up as you lead your island into the 21st century.  Tropico 4 will also feature Twitter and Facebook integration for those that care.  Look for Tropico 4 in Q2 2011. 

El Presidente Returns as Kalypso Media Announces "Tropico 4" on PC

Ridgewood, NJ, August 13, 2010 - Following the worldwide success of Tropico 3, Kalypso Media is pleased to announce that Tropico 4, the next title in the bestselling strategy simulation series, is currently in development by Haemimont Games for Windows PC. News on a possible console version of Tropico 4 will be made available soon. In Tropico 4, El Presidente returns to the island of Tropico, and this time, he’s bringing new enemies and allies along for the ride, as he fights to turn his little island into a superpower. New content and gameplay features will influence whether our fearless leader can create a feared superpower, or become nothing more than a small-time banana republic ruler.

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 (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!

Features:
New campaign consisting of 20 missions on 10 new maps
20 new buildings including Stock Exchange, Shopping mall, Aqua Park and a Mausoleum to El Presidente
Six new Interactive disasters including volcanoes, droughts and tornadoes
Council of Ministers - appoint selected citizens to ministerial posts in the government to help push through your more controversial decisions
National Agenda – receive objectives from Tropican factions, foreign geopolitical powers or opportunities relating to current island events such as ongoing disasters
Facebook and Twitter integration – post live Tweets directly from the game or create posts automatically upon completion of missions, unlocking achievements, etc. Store and display achievements on a Tropico 4 Facebook page and see their how your Dictator rankings fare against other players (PC only feature)
Screenshot gallery – take screenshots of your tropical paradise and share on your Facebook page (PC only feature)
Trading system - import and export goods to/from other nations to boost your economy or production
Tropico 4 is currently in development by Haemimont Games and is scheduled for release in Q2 2011. For more information please visit www.kalypsomedia.com

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About Kalypso Media

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.

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 two development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH and Gaming Minds Studios GmbH , and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media recently released the critically acclaimed best-seller Tropico 3 for Xbox 360 and PC, DarkStar One – Broken Alliance for Xbox 360 and Disciples III for Windows PC. Upcoming titles include Dungeons and The First Templar.
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