Tropico 5 announced for PS4

Ruthless dictator of Tropico El Presidente will grace the PS4 with his presence.

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The next installment in the city-building simulator Tropico 5 is coming to the PlayStation 4, publisher Kalypso Media confirmed in a press release.

Developed by Haemimont Studios, Tropico 5 will be the first in the series to release on a Sony platform, and "will take full advantage of the unique features of the PlayStation 4," Kalypso said.

"We are delighted to be able to work with Sony to bring Tropico 5 to PlayStation 4 and enter the next generation market.” Kalypso Media Managing Director Andrew Johnson said. “The PlayStation 4 version of Tropico 5 will expand the Tropico brand to the new generation hardware and to a new generation of gamers."

In addition to advanced trading mechanics, scientific research trees, and island exploration, Tropico 5 will also be the first game in the series to include cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players.

The game puts you in the role of El Presidente, the dictator of a fictional banana republic named Tropico. It plays much like other construction and management sims, but allows you to rule with an iron fist by committing electoral fraud, instating martial law, and other corrupt activities.

Tropico 5 had already been announced for PC and Xbox 360, but not Xbox One. It's set to release this year.

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