Tropico 4 breaking ground spring 2011

El Presidente returns for city simulator's fourth installment next year; PC confirmed, console version announcement coming "soon."

The Sims Medieval is currently scheduled for release next spring, but while that game is taking players on a ride through time, another city simulator will take gamers to a lush yet embattled isle.

The new aqua park might just have water in it come spring 2011.

Kalypso Media today announced that Tropico 4, the latest in the strategy simulation series, is currently in development at Haemimont Games and scheduled to hit the PC in early 2011. The announcement promised that details on a "possible" console version are coming soon. The title's predecessor, Tropico 3, was released on the PC in 2009 and was accompanied by an Xbox 360 version in 2010.

As for the new game, Tropico 4 brings players back to the island nation of Tropico, where gamers are cast as El Presidente, the compassionate (or nefarious) ruler of the land. More specifically, Tropico 4 includes a 20-mission campaign set on 10 distinct environments and packs in 20 new buildings including a shopping mall, aqua park, and stock exchange. Additionally, the game incorporates new interactive disasters like tornadoes, volcanoes, and droughts to wreak havoc on the inhabitants of the banana republic.

The PC version of Tropico 4 will also feature social media integration via Internet mega hubs Facebook and Twitter. Players will be able to tweet and update their Facebook statuses in game to tell the world of their virtual feats.

Tropico 4 is currently scheduled for release during spring 2011. For more on the franchise's most recent effort, check out GameSpot's review of the Windows expansion, Tropico 3: Absolute Power.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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21 comments
wahyudil
wahyudil

as long as I don't need to be online while playing

Boudica_NG
Boudica_NG

Good as this is I still wish they'd redo and release Tropico 2 for consoles. I want to be Queen of the Pirates again...

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

The 360 has Facebook and twitter too, doesn't it, so if the game goes console, will probably be integrated there as well, I guess.

RetiredCheney
RetiredCheney

I love tropico 3 I hope they add more radio segments though, you exhaust all the dialog like within an hour or 2 of gameplay. Better gun sounds and more control of combat system would be cool too. Not saying it has to be a RTS, but maybe sending a army at protesters; instead of just offing them one at a time.

Blaze_Hrimfaxi
Blaze_Hrimfaxi

I played the demo of a Tropico game once and loved it. Ill certainly have to give this a try...

Izzo_va
Izzo_va

what about "how big is your banana talk show?" ?

pogswarts
pogswarts

Sounds great T3 is an awesome game, but who really cares about twitter and facebook?

EA_LOVER
EA_LOVER

wow i cant wait i still playing tropico 3 its great

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

As long as I can create a president that looks exactly like Dr. Jones from Indiana Jones like you can in the third one; we are cool.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

If you like Tropico 3, buy the expansion. It has such missions as making your citizens believe in the chupacabra, making a reality show about El Presidente and fixing a leak in space and time. If your PC is old, just buy Tropico Reloaded, which is the first two games repackaged together.

blackace
blackace

I never played any of the Tropico games. I wonder how this played on the game consoles?

HailedJohnDman
HailedJohnDman

i am andrew ryan, and is a man not entitled to be the dictator of his own south american country?

don_dalati777
don_dalati777

awesome soundtrack ,great visuals, fair gameplay... yeh i'll give the 4th one a shot

whackedjob213
whackedjob213

This is sick as long as they can optimize the game. Tropico 3 ran worse than Crysis for me

stakex007
stakex007

Tropico 3 was indeed a great game... though I would love to see a bit more, I guess you could say depth in Tropico 4. As much fun as 3 was, things like Revolutions, Invasions, and elections were basiclly pointless because they were simply to easy to crush/avoid/rig.... I mean win. If all the games systems had an extra layer of depth Tropico 4 would be amazing.

kris9031998
kris9031998

OH yeah,i forgot to mention that Stalker 2 comes out on the same day!

kris9031998
kris9031998

Tropico 3 was brilliant. Just a little boring. (Not much) I loved the music and the humor, it was just so entertaining!

mouthforbathory
mouthforbathory

I've hardly played my copy of the third one. Looks like I need to get in on it and play it!

Geek12
Geek12

Wooo!!! Same here, Tropico 3 was a great game! Good for us who weren't exactly old enough to play (well, comprehend) the first game.