Tropico 5 launching May 23 on PC, comes to PS4 this fall

Kalypso Media announces release date for upcoming city-building game.


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City-building simulator game Tropico 5 will launch globally for PC on May 23, publisher Kalypso Media announced today. The physical version will be available in the U.S. on May 27.

The Xbox 360 and Mac versions of Tropico 5 will release this summer, while the PlayStation 4 iteration is scheduled to launch sometime this fall. In addition, Kalypso is working on a an "extensive" Steam OS version of Tropico 5 that is scheduled to launch with Valve's Steam Machines sometime later in 2014.

Tropico 5 has not been announced for Xbox One.

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

The game, developed by Haemimont Studios, 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.

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