Kalypso Media revealed today the El Presidente will once again be in control of the island of Tropico in the upcoming Tropico 5
. In this installment, the dictator will be able to use his leadership skills throughout several eras. Also, in a new twist for the series, this installment will include 4-player multiplayer. After all, no man is an island, right?
Alright, we'll move on to what you're really waiting for then: The all-important features list:
The Eras - From the 19th century to the 21st, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities. Begin your reign during colonial times and advance your nation through the modern era and into the future!
The Dynasty – Each member of El Presidente’s extended family is present on the island and may be appointed to key leadership positions, earning skills and experience in their assigned roles.
Research and Renovate - Advance your nation by discovering new buildings, technologies and resources. Transform your old buildings into modernized, hyper-efficient designs worthy of an economic superpower!
Advanced trade system and trade fleet - Amass a global trade fleet and use your ships to secure import/export trade routes to neighbouring islands and key nations.
Explore your island - Discover what lies beyond the fog of war. Send prospectors to look for new mineral and ore deposits, but be wary of hostile animals and native tribes.
All new art - All artwork is reworked to provide Tropico 5 with a distinct historic visual identity. Choose from over 100 unique buildings from each of the individual eras.
Cooperative and competitive multiplayer – Up to four players can build up their own cities and economies on any given island map. Players can share resources and citizens, or declare war on each other.
Kalypso also sent along this teaser trailer that shows when you're the Presidente of the Not-So-Free World, it's totally alright to have a little fun.
has been confirmed for release on the Xbox 360 at some point in 2014. No One version has been announced at this time. Of course, as we hear more, we'll be sure to let you know.