Tropico 5 introduces multiplayer modes to the popular construction sim series as gamers once again serve as the dictator of their very own tropical island. The single-player campaign begins in colonial times and finds gamers advancing through the World Wars and the Great Depression, serving as a dictator during the Cold War, and then moving on to the modern era. In the role of El Presidente, players can appoint various family members to key positions and invest in them to unlock new traits, and they can also research and renovate a variety of buildings to bring the island up to date.
Gamers can explore their island to locate valuable resources or ancient ruins that may help with tourism, while an advanced naval trade system lets them build a fleet of ships and become wealthy through trade with island neighbors or world superpowers. For the first time in the Tropico series, players can join friends for competitive or cooperative multiplayer action, with up to four gamers choosing to build their own cities and share resources, or declare war on one another.
Available to customers who pre-order Tropico 5 at select retailers, the “Limited Special Edition” includes an in-game bonus El Presidente costume and Bayo del Ofalto map. Additionally, inside the box users will find a Tropico passport and postcard.