I'm calling this one the "mixed metaphors" Tropico 5 trailer (it's certainly better than the #brbgonnavomitforever trailer from a few months ago).
In this one, El Presidente is pirate captain Jack Sparrow, or at least it's a visual reference to the most famous character from a moderately successful, but ultimately forgettable series of movies based on an amusement park ride.
Man, sometimes videogame trailers are weird.
Anyway, if you want to learn more, follow the jump. Tropico 5 is set for release on the Xbox 360, PC, Mac, and Linux early this summer - and then later this year on the PS4.
New Tropico 5 Cinematic Trailer: Every Presidente Was Once a Pirate
Just how did El Presidente come to arrive at the island of Tropico?
March 26th, 2014, Ridgewood, NJ – Ever wondered how El Presidente first set foot on the island paradise of Tropico? Kalypso Media is now ready to reveal El Presidente’s first glorious steps towards power back in colonial times in this fantastic new cinematic trailer
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 in early summer for Windows PC, Mac, Linux and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft - followed by PlayStation®4 later this year.
For more information on Tropico 5 please visit the Kalypso Media website at www.kalypsomedia.com or the official Tropico 5 website at www.tropico5.com.
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