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Tropico 3

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Kalypso
Developer: Haemimont Games
Release Date: Oct. 16, 2009

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'Tropico 3' (X360/PC) Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-Ups

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT

As in the original Tropico, the player will again be able to play the role of “El Presidente” taking over the control of a tropical island. You decide whether you want to use your army to secure your power base in the best traditions of corrupt, unscrupulous tyrants everywhere, or alternatively to lead your people to prosperity in your role as generous elder statesman.

As in the original Tropico, the player will again be able to play the role of “El Presidente” taking over the control of a tropical island. You decide whether you want to use your army to secure your power base in the best traditions of corrupt, unscrupulous tyrants everywhere, or alternatively to lead your people to prosperity in your role as generous elder statesman.

Kalypso Media are offering a select group of gamers the opportuity to pay an early visit to their tropical paradise, Tropico Island. Closed beta testing of Tropico 3 will provide the opportunity to visit Tropico Island at the start of summer. Tropico 3 is the sequel to the Tropico series and follows closely the storyline of the original title in the series, Tropico.

The beta testers will be the first El Presidentes of the modern Tropico Island, with new features such as secret police, a lucrative oil industry, additional edicts and much more. Applicants for the position of El Presidente can sign up here.

The first mandate to rule the people of Tropico will begin on the 13th of July. Selected candidates will be provided with further details by e-mail.

Danger lurks on every corner. There are militant rebels planning a Coup d'État for a communistic Junta, while in the background there are two lurking superpowers, the USA and the Soviet Union, who would perhaps prefer a more pliable president in the strategically important island of Tropico!

One of the most prominent features of the sequel is your own, freely customizable avatar. This time, you will be able to slip into the clothes of El Presidente, wander about Tropico Island and directly influence your people.

Avatar Features:

  • The avatar is a special customizable unit that the player creates and controls.
  • Avatars can be male or female
  • The player is able to customize the avatar's face, hairstyle, facial hair, hat, clothing, and additional accessories.
  • The avatar travels across the island on foot or with his limo.
  • The avatar is able to speed up constructions, inspect buildings, address the people from the balcony of his palace, calm down a protest, or go on a diplomatic mission abroad.
  • The avatar may also engage in combat and personally shoot down rebels. If he is unlucky enough to be wounded, he can retreat to his palace to recuperate.

The game will attract the fans of the Tropico series, as well as newcomers with state-of-the-art graphics, complex gameplay similar to the other titles in the series and a comprehensive multiplayer mode.

Kalypso's Tropico 3, developed on Xbox 360 and PC by Haemimont Games, is scheduled for release Sept. 2009.


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