Tropico 5 Teaser Released
Kalypso Games has just released the teaser announcement for their newest Tropico game, coming to PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360, and PS4 this summer.
True to the nature of the Tropico series, the trailer pays comedic homage to one of the most iconic scenes from a favorite Carribean pirate movie.
The Tropico series is a parody of Sim City where, instead of appeasing your townsfolk and running an effective government, you can choose to exploit them and the land you own for the highest profit possible. The game is very self-aware and often makes subtle jokes about how environmentally friendly you're being or how courteous you are to your island's guests. Using this profit you can play the US and Russia against each other in a Cold War setting similar to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Tropico 4 was a blast. There's something refreshing about going from traditional city building games and trying to appease all the different groups of people, from the elderly to the hippy bandwagon, and then moving on to Tropico where personal wealth is the only factor that will determine your success.
Sprinkle in an authentic and appropriate Latin American soundtrack complete with marimba, trumpets, and a bossa nova piano rhythm and you've got a recipe for an entertaining round at being Mr. Dictator. VIVA LA PRESIDENTE!
Bonus points: Listen to that smooth Spanish pasión!