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New Tropico 3 screens give you Absolute Power

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Tropico 3
Have you been enjoying your time as a power hungry dictator in Tropico 3? Well then, these screenshots of the new Absolute Power expansion pack should make you happy. Of course it's not all horrific repression of the locals. The expansion lets you build tourist attractions like parks and amusement rides, with plenty of opportunities for you to plaster propaganda, relieve gullible foreigners of their money and create jobs for your subjects in the process. Check out the screens below for a small taste of the power.

New screens for Tropico 3: Absolute Power
If You Build It, They Will Come… New Attractions Feature in Absolute Power to Bring in the Tourists, and the Money

Ridgewood, NJ, April 23, 2010 - Kalypso Media, a global publisher of award-winning PC and console games today released six new screenshots and more detailed information on their upcoming Tropico 3 PC expansion pack - Absolute Power. Scheduled for release in May, Tropico 3: Absolute Power invites players to return to the island paradise of Tropico and experience unprecedented power as the benevolent (or malevolent) ruler ‘El Presidente’ while enjoying a whole new series of adventures.

One of the many new features in Absolute Power includes the building of new tourist attractions allowing players to create new ways of attracting people to their tropical paradise. This will not only bring in that all important tourist money but create jobs for the locals and raise the local economy (or increase your Swiss bank account!).

For example, the new balloon ride attraction offers tourists a bird’s eye view of the beautiful sights of Tropico but alternatively, the balloon could also be used as advertising space for Hola-Cola or to spread El Presidente's propaganda. The huge ferris wheel is an entertainment icon for Tropicans and tourists alike and is another attraction available to build in Absolute Power. Building a Ferris wheel increases the service quality of the island but be aware that Tropicans with below average courage or slob tourists dare not ride the Ferris wheel so make sure you are attracting the right class of tourist. Complementing the zoo and museum, the Ferris wheel introduces the idea of theme parks on the island of Tropico. The new marina is aimed at attracting wealthier tourists to Tropico. The Marina has several yachts available for hire and these can be upgraded to provide chartered fishing excursions which will increase the service quality for tourists, but will decrease the fishing resources for Tropicans who fish for a living. Remember you can’t please all of the people all of the time!

Tropico 3 Absolute Power is currently in development by Haemimont Games and will be available for Windows PC in May 2010). Absolute Power requires the full version of Tropico 3 to play.

About the Kalypso Media Group

Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a privately-held, global independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, primarily for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Along with headquarters in Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States, including Kalypso Media Digital, Ltd., a UK-based subsidiary that focuses on global digital distribution and electronic publishing. The company also owns two development studios – Realmforge Studios and Gaming Minds Studios– and works with a number of leading independent developers.

About Haemimont Games

Haemimont Games is an independent games development team brought together by a common passion: to thrill, engage and provoke gamers worldwide. Since 1997, the studio has developed eight original titles with numerous add-ons. It is currently working on Tropico 3 among others. For more information on the company can be found by visiting www.haemimontgames.com