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Tropico 6 pushed back to January 2019, adds more than one island to rule

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Island nation dictators will get their El Presidente on with Tropico 6 in Janary 2019 on PC, and Summer 2019 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This comes after a delay of its initially vague 2018 launch window.

Tropico 6 looks like it's doing what the Tropico series has always done. Take a city builder, add palm trees, put the lime in the coconut, etc. New to the series, however, is that you've got an archipelago of islands to build across, not just one island. You've got 99 problems but a bridge ain't—well, it appears that bridges are indeed a part of your problems now. Also making a comeback from earlier in the series are election speeches. You'll make promises to your people you can't keep, and that's kind of just part of the game. Art imitates life, I guess, or vice versa.

I can't explain why this series has always failed to hook me. Is it the soundtrack's Caribbean equivalent of J-Pop music? Is it the mirrored shades and faux military outfits of the ruler, drenched in a post-Cold War cologne? Maybe. Or I could just give this series a fair shake and see why there will be as many Tropicos as Sid Meier's Civilizations made in my lifetime. 

Again, Tropico 6 coming to PC in January of 2019, with console versions arriving later that summer.


New Trailer and Beta Confirmed ahead of gamescom

RIDGEWOOD, NJ (August 16, 2018) -- People of the world, rejoice! El Presidente, beloved leader of Tropico, has today announced that Tropico 6, the next instalment of the critically acclaimed dictator sim, will release worldwide for PC in January 2019, with the console versions planned for a summer 2019 launch.

In a statement made directly from the palace balcony, it was confirmed that Kalypso Media and El Presidente want Tropico 6 to be the biggest and greatest Tropico yet. To achieve this, the hard-working citizens at Limbic Studios are working tirelessly and making the most of the extra development time afforded by a 2019 release to deliver the most complete and balanced experience ever seen in a Tropico game. By using the Unreal engine for the first time in the series’ history, the world of Tropico has never looked more stunning, whether zoomed out for a full view of far-reaching archipelagos or watching each individual citizen go about their daily routines at street level.

To further excite his beloved fans, our bearded leader has approved a new gameplay video showcasing the beautiful archipelagos, breath taking world wonders and intricate transport systems to connect his citizens together. Not to mention the many ways El Presidente can now customize his humble abode to watch over his people.

Watch the new gameplay Tropico 6 trailer here or download it here
Download the press kit here

If that’s not enough to get fans champing at the bit, Kalypso can also confirm that there will be a closed Steam beta coming this autumn, giving dedicated fans early hands-on access to the game and the opportunity to help shape the final gameplay experience with their feedback. More details will be announced soon.

Tropico 6 will be making a return to gamescom in Cologne next week with hands-on gameplay available in the consumer hall (Hall 8, B43) and by appointment with the development team in the business area (Hall 2.1, C10/D13). To secure your demo slot with the team, please contact the PR team with your availability.

About Tropico 6

El Presidente is back! In times of political turmoil and social unrest, the people are calling out for a visionary leader, one who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. Prove yourself once again as a feared dictator or peace-loving statesman on the island state of Tropico and shape the fate of your nation through four distinctive eras. Face new challenges on the international stage and always keep the needs of your people in mind.

For the first time in the series, manage extensive archipelagos, build bridges to connect your islands and use new means of transportation and infrastructure. Send your Tropicans on raids to steal the wonders of the world, including the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Customize your palace at will and give election speeches from your balcony, to win the favor of your subjects.


Play on large archipelagos for the first time in the series. Manage multiple islands at the same time and adapt to various new challenges.

Send your agents on raids to foreign lands to steal world wonders and monuments, to add them to your collection.

Build bridges, construct tunnels and transport your citizens and tourists in taxis, buses and aerial cable cars. Tropico 6 offers completely new transportation and infrastructure possibilities.

Customize the looks of your palace at will and choose from various extras.
Tropico 6 features a revised research system focusing on the political aspects of being the world’s greatest dictator.

Election speeches are back! Address the people and make promises that you can’t possibly keep.

Co-operative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players.

Tropico 6 will release in 2019 on Windows PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. To make an appointment to see the game at gamescom please email the PR team with your availability. For further information, please visit www.kalypsomedia.com.