Tropico 4 Usurping Your PC Next Year

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Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

It's fun to be el Presidente in Tropico 3. Presumably, it'll be even more fun to be el Presidente in Tropico 4, Haemimont Games' in-the-works PC simulation game that once again blends the economic, the political, the banana republic, and social control.

According to the press release sent this morning, Tropico 4 will feature 20 new missions and 10 fresh maps, as well as 20 new buildings ranging from shopping malls to an aqua park. As with the last game, you'll be charged with taking good care of a tropical island as a benevolent or tyrannical dictator. The notable change introduced in Tropico 4 is that you won't be doing this alone--a Council of Ministers, a board of directors composed of appointed citizens, is being added to help with "controversial" decisions. 
 

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When you successfully push through legislation, you'll be able to tell (or annoy) your real friends about it via social integration, since Tropico 4 will support Twitter and Facebook in-game and update both services "automatically" as you progress and earn achievements.

Tropico 4, for now, is a PC-exclusive title. In the press materials, publisher Kalypso Media hints that console information will "be made available soon." 

Tropico 4 is due out in Q2 2011. The first screens of the game are available just below. How does it look, los Presidentes?
 

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#1 Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

It's fun to be el Presidente in Tropico 3. Presumably, it'll be even more fun to be el Presidente in Tropico 4, Haemimont Games' in-the-works PC simulation game that once again blends the economic, the political, the banana republic, and social control.

According to the press release sent this morning, Tropico 4 will feature 20 new missions and 10 fresh maps, as well as 20 new buildings ranging from shopping malls to an aqua park. As with the last game, you'll be charged with taking good care of a tropical island as a benevolent or tyrannical dictator. The notable change introduced in Tropico 4 is that you won't be doing this alone--a Council of Ministers, a board of directors composed of appointed citizens, is being added to help with "controversial" decisions. 
 

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When you successfully push through legislation, you'll be able to tell (or annoy) your real friends about it via social integration, since Tropico 4 will support Twitter and Facebook in-game and update both services "automatically" as you progress and earn achievements.

Tropico 4, for now, is a PC-exclusive title. In the press materials, publisher Kalypso Media hints that console information will "be made available soon." 

Tropico 4 is due out in Q2 2011. The first screens of the game are available just below. How does it look, los Presidentes?
 

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#2 Edited by fwylo (3571 posts) -

Yum Tropico 
 
There should be a quest for getting 10 firsts.  I'd have it now for sure.

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#3 Posted by DonutFever (4038 posts) -

Great! Loved 3 a ton.

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#4 Posted by beef_melody (386 posts) -

Those are some pretty trees, but the social networking stuff makes my skin crawl.

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#5 Posted by Binman88 (3700 posts) -

Not interested, but that sure looks pretty.

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#6 Posted by Hemlock (84 posts) -

Oh God, this game will consume me.

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#7 Posted by Pimparooni (26 posts) -

Too soon? But anyway, we don't get many city simulations each year, and Tropico 3 was also pretty good!

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#8 Posted by Jeknod (229 posts) -

but dose it havee palms

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#9 Posted by endaround (2267 posts) -
@pimparooni: It's still more than a year away 
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#10 Posted by ZmillA (2416 posts) -

can't wait for the next quick look :)

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#11 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

I haven't had time to play Tropico 3 yet!  Slow down, Kalypso.

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#12 Posted by MostlyImprov (17 posts) -

Tropico 3 didn't grab me quite enough for me to pick it up... maybe this one will.

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#13 Posted by fugie7 (1134 posts) -

Hopefully it will make it's way to the console soon. I really enjoyed the last one.

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#14 Posted by AndrewB (7815 posts) -

I bought 3 and haven't played a lick of it yet... Sometimes game makers move too quickly for me.

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#15 Edited by MacGeorge (180 posts) -

 
 
You can never have too much Tropico.

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#16 Posted by babblinmule (1280 posts) -

I finished the last level of Tropico 3 just last week. You had to accumulate a set amount of money by a set date. I made it by about 30 seconds; and then proceeded to declare that i shall never play a Tropico game again. Therefore this announcement is made at possibly the worst time possible for me!

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#17 Posted by Ubiquitous (576 posts) -

Wow, that was fast. I played the demo for Tropico 3 and while it was fairly decent, it didn't make me want any more Tropico than I got. This seems too soon, and with too little content to really peak my interest.

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#18 Posted by warmonked (530 posts) -

I hope they don't just slap on new scenarios to Tropico 3. Tropico 3 had some great things going for it, but the UI and some gameplay mechanics need some fix'n.

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#19 Posted by bacongames (3979 posts) -

What the hell is everyone talking about too soon?  It came out in October 2009.  The game is slated to come out next year.  According to my math that's at least an 18 month cycle which is pretty standard for what seems like an iterative sequel.
 
This to me seems like the Tropico game to come out in lieu of people caring about strategy games again.

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#20 Posted by Diamond (8678 posts) -
@Tuffgong said:
What the hell is everyone talking about too soon?
Surprisingly soon for a series like Tropico, anyways.
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#21 Posted by Vorbis (2762 posts) -

Don't see how 18months is too soon, sounds about right to me. I enjoyed Tropico 3 but not as much as I thought I would, hoping Tropico 4 will fix that. Until then, back to Settlers 7.

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#22 Posted by fallen_elite (380 posts) -

Who needs Sim City 5 when we have Tropico? Getting really excited for 4.

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#23 Posted by bacongames (3979 posts) -
@Diamond said:
" @Tuffgong said:
What the hell is everyone talking about too soon?
Surprisingly soon for a series like Tropico, anyways. "
Alright, that's fair.  But it sure as hell ain't soon for a video game.
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#24 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

confirmation: El Presidente can ride a hot air balloon

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#25 Posted by captain_clayman (3349 posts) -

that looks beautiful 
 
the graphics remind me of just cause 2

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#26 Posted by teh_pwnzorer (1493 posts) -

Awesome.

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#27 Posted by oysteinBrenne (305 posts) -

the tropico games are have always been in between aa-aaa so i cant fucking wait!!!!!!!!!

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#28 Posted by bwmcmaste (921 posts) -

Sounds like more of an expansion of number three, than a new iteration.

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#29 Posted by Floppypants (813 posts) -

Why bother announcing the game if they can't also put out a trailer?

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#30 Posted by hakooon (106 posts) -

Never played any of the Tropico games, but those graphics look amazing!

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#31 Posted by Buccura (255 posts) -

3 was great fun so I'll be looking forward to this one.

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#32 Edited by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

Too soon? Or is it that Tropico 3 was using tech that was too old?
 
Either way, one of these games does not need to exist at this point.

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#33 Posted by AURON570 (1778 posts) -

Sounds awesome

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#34 Posted by mm665 (429 posts) -

Good news for me.I love Tropico series,even second part with pirates.

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#35 Posted by S0ndor (2717 posts) -

I'm not into these sorts of games, but damn that water looks absolutely spectacular.

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#36 Posted by Phished0ne (2810 posts) -

As long as it has more challenges then Tropico 3, i am all cool.   
 
Also , please keep the "Assassinate Juanito" edict from the expansion..that thing was a lifesaver. 

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#37 Posted by MeatSim (11151 posts) -

I should go play more Tropico 3.

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#38 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

Sweet, I was hooked on Tropico 3.

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#39 Posted by beeryayghost (372 posts) -
@Phished0ne said:
" As long as it has more challenges then Tropico 3, i am all cool.    Also , please keep the "Assassinate Juanito" edict from the expansion..that thing was a lifesaver.  "
This.
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#40 Posted by zitosilva (1890 posts) -

I don't know. The third one was fun, but only for a short while. It got repetitive pretty quickly.

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#41 Posted by angelfan91 (915 posts) -

I wanted to play Tropico 3, but I would have bought it on console, and I heard that's not the way to play tropico.
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#42 Posted by deactivated-57d3a53d23027 (1460 posts) -

Sweet. I still haven't got a pc to play my copy of number three on yet, I better get my ass into gear.

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#43 Posted by admordem (516 posts) -

might have to touch myself in the dark, and scream the alphabet backwards

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#44 Edited by PenguinDust (12999 posts) -

It feels like it hasn't been that long since Tropico 3.  And while it might actually be 2 years between games, for this type of game, that still feels kind of soon.  There were 5 years between Warhammer 40k & W40k 2 and Civilization 4 to 5.  There is still no new Sins of a Solar Empire or Company of Heroes, and it's been a decade between Total War: Shogun titles.  With Tropico 4,  I don't know what they're adding to this to make it that much different than T3 that couldn't be added in an expansion pack.  I'm not saying it's a "money grab", certainly not with this genre, but it does feel a little over exposed to me. 

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#45 Posted by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -

May I build statues and ignore the needs and desires of my citizens?  
 
I AM GOOD EL PRESIDENTE.

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#46 Posted by Kung_Fu_Viking (754 posts) -

This seems like it could be cool. Having said that I did find the last one to get a little slow at times with nothing happening for stretches. Hopefully they can address that.

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#47 Posted by Sinkwater (525 posts) -

I just hope the construction workers actually build shit quicker.  I'd have 2 construction buildings filled with workers and could only get 2 construction workers at a time on a building.  Quite annoying when you are trying to build a tourist trap area on the other side of an island.

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#48 Posted by Otzlowe (338 posts) -

Tropico 3, now with moar colors! 
 
Seriously though, I'm awful at these games.

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#49 Posted by Branthog (5777 posts) -

I enjoy Tropico, but the third one only just came out. I have said this a million times on GiantBomb -- STOP TURNING EVERY FRANCHISE INTO A FUCKING ANNUAL-ISH RELEASE.

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#50 Posted by ROBdaMOB (192 posts) -

yea i bought tropico 3 of steam cuz i enjoyed the demo then played the game maybe 4 times and got bored

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