Kalypso confirme cette semaine que le sixième volet de la série Tropico sortira finalement début 2019, en janvier a priori. Pour l’occasion voici une nouvelle bande-annonce survolant rapidement les différentes fonctionnalités du jeu, qui proposera entre autres nouveautés de pouvoir construire, et même dérober, des merveilles (ex : tour Eiffel, statue de la Liberté), bâtiments et autres monuments uniques que vous pourrez en quelque sorte collectionner pour décorer les grandes îles de votre archipel paradisiaque.
Pour ne pas vexer El presidente, le palais de votre dictateur préféré bénéficiera aussi de nouvelles options de personnalisation. Quant à la population, vous pourrez la rassurer via de nouveaux discours, la taxer comme d’habitude à volonté, et si besoin, faire assassiner quiconque vous empêcherait de devenir un tyran parfait. Rassurez-vous, le jeu permettra aussi de jouer un homme d’état pacifiste, autrement dit un dictateur toujours avec une main de fer, bien sûr, mais cetet fois dans un gant de velours.
L’éditeur confirme aussi au passage qu’aura lieu cet automne une bêta privée, et que l’on découvrira très prochainement différents aspects du gameplay. Et en prime voici aussi trois captures d’écrans diffusées au début de l’été.
Pour plus d’informations sur Tropico 6, dont la sortie est prévue sur consoles durant l’été 2019, voyez le site officiel et cette fiche sur Steam. A lire également sur cette série notre article Tropico 5 : cigares, rhum et bagarre politique sous le soleil des Caraïbes.
El Presidente Reveals 2019 Release for Tropico 6
Bracknell, UK, 16th August 2018. People of the world, rejoice! El Presidente, beloved leader of Tropico, has today announced that Tropico 6, the next instalment of the critically acclaimed dictator sim, will release worldwide for PC in January 2019, with the console versions planned for a summer 2019 launch.
In a statement made directly from the palace balcony, it was confirmed that Kalypso Media and El Presidente want Tropico 6 to be the biggest and greatest Tropico yet for both PC and consoles. To achieve this, the hard-working citizens at Limbic Studios are working tirelessly and making the most of the extra development time afforded by a 2019 release to deliver the most complete and balanced experience ever seen in a Tropico game. By using the Unreal engine for the first time in the series’ history, the world of Tropico has never looked more stunning, whether zoomed out for a full view of far-reaching archipelagos or watching each individual citizen go about their daily routines at ground level.
To further excite his beloved fans, our bearded leader has approved a new gameplay video showcasing the beautiful archipelagos, breathtaking world wonders and intricate transport systems to connect his citizens together. Not to mention the many ways El Presidente can now customise his humble abode to watch over his people.
If that’s not enough to get fans champing at the bit, Kalypso can also confirm that there will be a closed Steam beta coming this autumn, giving dedicated fans early hands-on access to the game and the opportunity to help shape the final gameplay experience with their feedback. More details will be announced soon.
Tropico 6 will be making a return to gamescom in Cologne next week with hands-on gameplay available in the consumer hall (Hall 8, B43) and by appointment with the development team in the business area (Hall 2.1, C10/D13). To secure your demo slot with the team, please contact the PR team with details of your availability.
About Tropico 6
El Presidente is back! In times of political turmoil and social unrest, the people are calling out for a visionary leader, one who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. Prove yourself once again as a feared dictator or peace-loving statesman on the island state of Tropico and shape the fate of your nation through four distinctive eras. Face new challenges on the international stage and always keep the needs of your people in mind.
For the first time in the series, manage extensive archipelagos, build bridges to connect your islands and use new means of transportation and infrastructure. Send your Tropicans on raids to steal the wonders of the world, including the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Customize your palace at will and give election speeches from your balcony, to win the favor of your subjects.
– Play on large archipelagos for the first time in the series. Manage multiple islands at the same time and adapt to various new challenges.
– Send your agents on raids to foreign lands to steal world wonders and monuments, to add them to your collection.
– Build bridges, construct tunnels and transport your citizens and tourists in taxis, buses and aerial cable cars. Tropico 6 offers completely new transportation and infrastructure possibilities.
– Customize the looks of your palace at will and choose from various extras.
– Tropico 6 features a revised research system focusing on the political aspects of being the world’s greatest dictator.
– Election speeches are back! Address the people and make promises that you can’t possibly keep.
– Co-operative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players.
Tropico 6 will release in 2019 on Windows PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. To make an appointment to see the game at gamescom please email the PR team with your availability. For all other enquiries and further information, please visit www.kalypsomedia.com.
About The Kalypso Media Group
Celebrating its 12th year in the video games industry, the Kalypso Media Group is a privately owned, global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with close to 100 employees worldwide, operating from seven offices across Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media has also established a digital-first label called “Kasedo Games” and enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital subsidiary. Furthermore, the group owns two development studios – Realmforge and Gaming Minds– to secure a constant supply of high quality games, and works with multiple leading independent developers. In 2015, Kalypso Media Mobile was founded in Hamburg, Germany, to deliver great games for mobile devices.
Kalypso Media‘s titles include the critically acclaimed “Tropico” series, strong strategy game franchises like “Dungeons”, “Port Royale” and “Sudden Strike”, as well as action RPG games such as “Vikings – Wolves of Midgard”, among others. For 2018, “Railway Empire”, “Shadows: Awakening” “Project Highrise: Architects Edition” and “Tropico 6” have been announced for all major platforms (PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch). Moreover, Kasedo Games has signed “Rise of Industry” and “Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus” for digital distribution and Kalypso Mobile has released “The Official BBC Earth Quiz”, “Ski Jumping Pro” on all mobile devices and “Project Highrise” for tablet devices. A tablet version of “Tropico” will release later in 2018.
More information about the Kalypso Media Group is available at www.kalypsomedia.com.