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Tropico 4 Coming In Q2: No Polar Bears On This Island

Well that was the worst Lost reference ever.

Anyways, who didn't like Tropico 3? Oh you didn't? Leave now. Now that is settled, we can get on to the Tropico talk. Since my PC is kind of a baby, I had to play Tropico 3 on my Xbox 360, which was shockingly not much of an issue. It of course added a bit of UI issues but not to the point where it was unbearable. Tropico’s odd sense of humor and really good “dictator” story that could take multiple paths depending on how you treated your citizens were just a few of the things that earned Tropico 3 a nice little spot in my heart. As you can guess, I’m pretty excited for Tropico 4, and it has finally received a release window. Time to pre-order.

Tropico 4  sees you return as El Presidente, the tyrannical (or benevolent) dictator of the island paradise of Tropico. The world is changing and Tropico is moving with the times – geographical powers rise and fall and the worldmarket is dominated by new players with new demands and offers - and you, as El Presidente, face a whole new set of challenges. If you are to triumph over your naysayers you will need to gain as much support from your people as possible. Your decisions will shape the future of your nation, and more importantly, the size of your off-shore bank account.”

A few of the more interesting additions in Tropico 4 are:

  • “Council of Ministers - Appoint selected citizens to ministerial posts to help push through and enact your more controversial decisions and edicts
  • National Agenda – Receive objectives from Tropican factions, foreign geopolitical powers or opportunities relating to current island events that can further or hamper your dictatorial ambitions”

Also, we’ll ignore the fact that Tropico 4 will have Twitter/Facebook integration. I could not be happier to jump back into Tropico, I never did spend as much time as I would’ve liked with the first. I’ll sadly have to withhold my excitement until sometime in Q2 2011 when Tropico 4 releases.


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