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Viva El Presidente! Tropico 5 Hits PS4 April 28th

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Viva El Presidente! Tropico 5 Hits PS4 April 28th
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Good day, beloved PlayStation fans and loyal Tropicans! El Presidente has gracefully decreed that today be forever remembered in the annals of history as the day when the release date for Tropico 5 on PS4 was finally announced! On April 28th, PS4 players will be able to build and rule over their very own banana republic in this new-generation exclusive.

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What kind of leader will you become? Will you be a vicious tyrant feared by many? Or a socialist saint loved by all? It’s up to you how to rule in Tropico 5, but the island of Tropico is a political desert filled with carnivorous carrion that will just as likely peck your eyes out as they would aid your government. Depending on what you want to achieve as Presidente, it’s essential to know the who’s who of the many political factions as you guide your people through the ages.

We’ve therefore prepared a helpful intro to the various residents of the island and their political factions for you to familiarise yourself with. That way, when the inevitable betrayal does happen, at least you’ll know exactly who it was that stabbed you in the back! You’ll always have your trusty advisor Penultimo though. Sweet, loyal, dim-witted Penultimo…

Character: Lord Oaksworth
Faction: Royalists

The rather well-bred Lord Oaksworth is an all-round top chap and good egg. He represents the interests of The Crown of England, so as long as you don’t go doing something silly like declaring independence (which you will do), he’ll be happy to share his wisdom with you.

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Character: Evita Vasquez
Faction: Communists

On the flipside to old Oaksworth, you have the bold Evita Vasquez; who will be regularly demanding the independence of Tropico whilst sticking up for the common man. She’ll be a useful partner when it comes to rallying the people, but don’t let her catch you building any banks…

Character: Rudolph “Ruddy” Thompson
Faction: United States of America

Foreign relations become surprisingly important when you reach the era of the World Wars — and there are many different Superpowers to contend with. To avoid getting on the wrong side of the USA, you’ll need to impress Ruddy Thompson here. Even simply inviting him to your embassy and saying ‘good job, buddy!’ can keep things pretty.

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Character: Veronica Veneno
Faction: Capitalists

Veronica Veneno is “all about the benjamins.” The Capitalists she represents will go along with anything as long as the economy remains profitable. Restricting the vote to the wealthy is an easy way to stay in power… but how will you sleep at night?

Character: Adriana Diaz
Faction: Militarists

Adriana Diaz is a power-crazed, war-mongering devil in disguise and won’t be happy until you start a war. Period.

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Character: Leon Kane
Faction: Unknown

Not much is known about the shady character known as Leon Kane, but he sure is charming. He regularly mentions something called ‘The Order’, but just what their intentions are exactly is a complete mystery. All we know is he wants El Presidente in power: which can only be a good thing, right?

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Character: Penultimo
Faction: El Presidente!

Penultimo is the right-hand man of El Presidente and will always be there to give you a quick self-esteem boost. His only agenda is to please you and keep you updated on how your city is doing. So expect regular information from him, and even more frequent outbursts of love.

The scope of the political landscape in Tropico 5 is vast, with many more factions and characters to discover when Tropico 5 launches for PS4 on April 28th. Just remember, vote El Presidente! Or else…

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  • BlackSoxDown

    I love you, Tropico.

  • rufusmarch23

    All of El Presidente’s propaganda really makes me want to play it again on PS4
    any idea when DLC might come to PS4
    VIVA EL PRESIDENTE!

  • PanTheMan16

    I am very intrigued by this game. Please allow us to download a demo.

    • Timo Thomas
      Timo Thomas

      We’re looking to provide a free demo for everyone to enjoy Tropico!

  • g-sweeper_6

    I can’t wait to play this!!! Tropico 5 will definitely be all I do that weekend!!!

    • Timo Thomas
      Timo Thomas

      … and many more weekends from then on. El Prez loves you!

  • Will there be more travessuras de la vida? Estaba yo pensando

  • GrafUlrich88

    Hello Timo,

    I’m so excited to here the day El Presidente has announced that he will grace us with his presence!!!

    I declare that April 28th 2015 should be celebrated as “El Presidente Day”!!!

    I want to know also if we will be getting any Dynamic Themes to show our friends the glorious El Presidente and our beautiful tropical island paradise?

    Oh, when can we expect this on the PS Store so we can all pre order? And lastly, will we be getting the pre order goodies on the PS Store?

    Viva El Presidente!!!!

    Rob aka Graf

    • Timo Thomas

      Hi Graf! We’re working on some nice goodies to bring the Tropican flair to your PS4. Tropico 5 will be available for purchase from the PS Store around the same time as retail release. More info to follow, stay tuned!

  • I am Looking Forward for this amazing game, IF DEVELOPER READ THIS MESSAGE, PLZ CREATE NEW MULTIPLAYER MODE TO MAKE THIS GAME ALIVE . Viva El Presidente!!!!

    • Timo Thomas

      There are competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes in Tropico 5. We expect a lot of online activity when the game launches and are well prepared for all new and aspiring leaders of Tropico! The PS4 version supports up to 4 players in online multiplayer and will require a PS Plus subscription to play.

  • First time, Tropico series hits the console?

    Never heard of Tropico, probably because I was never into the PC Gaming market.

    • Timo Thomas

      Tropico 3, 4 and 5 have been released on Xbox 360 before and were generally well received. Although it sounds like a classic PC sim on paper, it controls and plays suprisingly well on console as you may want to find out yourself. The people of Tropico need you!

  • O-Ron-Swanson-O

    Will you be able to use mouse and keyboard?

    • Timo Thomas

      That’s something we would really like to add, however it’s not that easy as there is no official game support for mouse and keyboard in the PS4 firmware so our focus was clearly on a smooth experience using the amazing DualShock controller.

  • YES! Can’t wait!!!

  • Timo, you wouldn’t happen to know when Tropico 5 will be coming to the PlayStation store to buy, would you?

    • Timo Thomas

      At the very least, it will be available to purchase at the same date. I can not currently comment on PS Store prepurchase options as this is still in planning stages.

  • PanTheMan16

    @6 – Stop spamming.

  • In-app purcahse? Lol

  • I had to log in to celebrate my joy at finally having el presidente finally coming to playstation. Vive El Presidente!!!

    • Timo Thomas
      Timo Thomas

      Thanks for that. El Presidente and his entourage are pleased to hear from their devout followers.

  • Will be joining in. I’m intrigued.

  • Cool! I used to play Tropico 2 for days on end when I was little. Looking forward to this one.

  • TZhakunamatata

    I literally bought my ps4 in the prospect of a game like this.
    It’s finally on it’s way.!!

  • And where is the fabolous, supreme, intergalactic, giant Hugo Chavez? LOL. U should try to present that character in the future!!

  • When will Tropico 5 be on pre-other on psn

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