New Tropico Game Teased With First Trailer, Shows President Who Likes Tweeting

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Now Playing: New Tropico Game Teaser Trailer

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It appears that a new Tropico game is on the way: Calypso, developer of the banana republic-building series, has released a short teaser video starring Tropico's authoritarian main character, El Presidente.

The teaser begins with a few clips from radio broadcasts that all refer to current events. "Plans for the wall have been approved," one says, possibly referring to President Donald Trump's calls for a border wall between Mexico and the United States. "The UK has left the European Union," another states, alluding to the recent vote on Brexit.

Then, the video shows El Presidente picking up his phone and using a Twitter-like social media platform to post, "Time to get back into the game." You can see the video above.

Although the video is titled simply "Rule Again" and Calypso hasn't yet announced a title, it seems like a good bet that it's Tropico 6. "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," the video description reads. "Will you answer that call?"

This game is planned for a 2018 release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If you want to read more about the Tropico series, check out our review of Tropico 5 here.

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Pre-order to have Putin as follower.

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Just gonna say, if you have a problem with a border wall, I invite you to remove the doors to your house. At the very least, invite anybody (no choosing, no limits) to live with you in your home...I'd be interested to see how it turns out.

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Can't wait for the covfefe DLC!

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I make appearance someday and you western people love it - Kim

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"It's very topical."

And tropical.

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A president that likes to tweet? Oh ho! Reminds me of a certain someone

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They misspelled the name of the company its Kalypso with a K.

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@timrid2000: Well this is Gamespot where fact checking, grammar and good journalism take a back seat to click bait, flame war stories. At least we can tell it wasn't a straight copy and paste job from a more reputable game site this time.

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Can see a Trump tweet about it now, insert "failing", "SAD!" etc

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@kyelo: Make Tropico great again

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@kyelo: Trump would probably praise El Presidente and how he's a great strong leader.

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It's a fun series; I've enjoyed the few hours spent with versions on both PC and console.

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Why do they keep making these low budget POS castro games

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@casshan01: I think you're confusing what you personally don't like with what's generally unpopular.

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@casshan01: Because there is a market and it is what they are good at. They are hardly "POS" games as you call them, just because you lack the mental capacity to be good at them does not make them bad (as they aren't). Stick with CoD since that seems more suitable to your low attention span.

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@dlCHIEF58: lame ass hipster kid, go back to your mom basement, your chemistry set, and masturbation.

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@dlCHIEF58: Yea sure ya did, keep pretending you're a Doogie Howser. You are 12 and you know it.

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@casshan01: Try again loser, I have grandkids older than that.

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@casshan01: Obviously supply and demand. The cheaper you can make a product while still achieving value is ECON 101.

People clearly enjoy the franchise, so why would Kalypso stop making games in the Tropico series, add over the top graphics, massive/complicated changes to the game's systems, etc.?

They may attract a few new players, but they will have added so much to the cost that it will be difficult to turn a profit. They understand that their target demographic is niche, and not mainstream.

If they don't turn a profit, the publisher, etc. may lose faith in the product and not want to continue the series if they believe it won't turn a profit in the future either.

It's better for them to keep it simple, and incrementally improve it over time as costs go down rather than go all out on the bleeding edge.

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Never played a Tropico game, I think this is going to be my first one.

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@ballashotcaller: They're all pretty much the same, and you can get the previous ones real cheap these days.

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Nice to see a game company that has not been hi-jacked by George Soros yet. We gamers are not idiotic snowflakes who believe the USA should be dismantled. The globalists and fascists may own Hollywood, music, and the news; but we gamers are still free and independent.

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@pork7: You know they're making fun of him, right?

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@Thanatos2k I get it - But you couldn't make fun of King Obama or you would be a racists.

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@Triton: You know Obama isn't in office right now, right?

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@pork7: preach :D

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@pork7: You went speeding past full retard and straight to potato.

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@pork7: i think you accidentally left some buzz words out of your comment