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Tropico 4 to become a pirate wonderland

by: Nathaniel -
More On: Tropico 4
Thanks to the new Pirate Heaven DLC, which is unfortunately only available on the PC version of Tropico 4 at the moment, you'll be able to smuggle and run blockades, raid the shipping lanes, and ultimately suffer the indignity of having your head, and the heads of all your crew, simultaneously blown off by a SEAL sniper team (probably).

This piracy will also bring more heat and invite foreign invasion so you'll have to work extra hard on your defenses, but at least you'll be able to look the part when you do it with the Pirate Queen outfit that will be available to female dictators.  This new content is compatible with both the original PC version of Tropico 4 and the new Tropico 4 Gold Edition.  Pirate Heaven It's available right now for the PC and later this year for the Xbox 360.  

For full details, follow the jump.

Avast Ye' Landlubbers – "Pirate Heaven" DLC Available for Tropico 4

Ridgewood, NJ, October 23, 2012 – Tropico is becoming a pirate hideaway, courtesy of new DLC available for the Windows PC version of the game. In the newly released "Pirate Heaven" DLC for Tropico 4, players can now ignore those pesky international blockades, importing goods via the new Smuggler's Hut building, and boost their naval power courtesy of the new "Sailor" character trait.

As part of the new DLC, your minions will now be able to resort to piracy as a way of making quick money, though all that ship hijacking, ransoming, pillaging and plundering is sure to attract international attention (and ire), so you'll need to build up your defenses to protect Tropico from invasion! Last but never least; players can dress up their female avatars with the new "Pirate Queen" outfit, giving just a bit more flair to your in-game persona.

The Pirate Heaven DLC is available now through various digital portals and the Kalypso Launcher for $4.99 USD and requires the original Tropico 4 for Windows PC. The Pirate Heaven DLC will be available later this year for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

The Pirate Heaven DLC is compatible with both original versions of Tropico 4 for Windows PC, and the upcoming Tropico 4 Gold Edition.

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!

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. office 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 titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 4, Sins of a Solar Empire, and Dungeons. Upcoming multi-platform titles include Port Royale 3, Omerta - City of Gangsters, DARK and The Dark Eye - Demonicon along with Legends of Pegasus for PC. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.