Tropico 5 special edition announced

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If your thirst for simulated tropical despotism simply cannot be sated by anything and you're literally frothing at the mouth for your next fix, then you'll probably be thrilled to know that Tropico 5 is offering a Special Edition for those gamers that either pre-order the title or buy a boxed retail version at launch.

The Tropico 5 Special Edition will include a special avatar costume for El Presidente, the Bayo Del Olfato Sandbox Mode map, an authentic Tropico passport (not valid for international travel), and a Tropico postcard created by Penultimo himself.

You can also pre-purchase the game on Steam starting on April 17 for a 10% discount, the Businessman avatar for El Presidente, the Isla de Vapor Sandbox Mode map, and other, and as yet unnamed bonuses depending on the number of the pre-orders Tropico 5 gets on Steam. 

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Tropico 5 Limited Special Edition Announced and Steam Pre-Purchase Now Available

Plus view and download the brand new gameplay trailer showing off ??The Eras????

Ridgewood, NJ ?? April 17th, 2014 ??If you want to forge your own rich and powerful empire just like El Presidente in Tropico 5, then you??ll want to make sure you pre-order your copy of the Tropico 5 Limited Special Edition. This edition of Tropico 5 is automatically available to anyone who pre-orders or buys the retail boxed version of the game at launch and includes a snazzy avatar costume for your El Presidente, as well as the unique ??Bayo del Olfato?? map for Sandbox mode at no extra cost. In addition, the Tropico 5 Limited Special Edition contains an authentic Tropico passport and Tropico island postcard designed by master illustrator Penultimo himself all in the box.

If you prefer to get your games digitally, then Steam Pre-Purchase is available from today (April 17th) with a 10% discount. The Pre-Purchase deal will offer aspiring rulers a new alternative ??Businessman?? avatar costume and ??Isla de Vapor?? sandbox map available exclusively for digital players. Plus, there will be additional pre-order bonuses depending on the overall number of Steam pre-orders for Tropico 5 - check out the Steam store page for more details. You can also pre-purchase Tropico 5 via the Kalypso Launcher and get a 15% discount.

In addition, there??s also a brand new Tropico 5 trailer available showcasing the different eras. Check it out below for a look at the different challenges each new era of Tropico will bring!

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!

Tropico 5 will be available for PC globally on 23rd of May (US retail 3rd June). 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 Tropico 5 website at www.tropico5.com.

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