Tropico 3 Announced Following Series Acquisition

By Nick Breckon, Nov 14, 2008 2:30pm PST Publisher Kalypso Media announced earlier today that Bulgarian studio Haemimont Games will be developing Tropico 3, a PC sequel to the Caribbean-themed construction and management simulator.

Kalypso acquired the rights to the series from Take-Two, and is now positioning the project for a summer 2009 release.

The team notes that the game will be based on the original Tropico, and is promising "state-of-the-art graphics, complex gameplay similar to the other titles in the series and a comprehensive multiplayer mode."

"The Tropico series is a great IP which we are excited to continue," said Kalypso Media's managing director Simon Hellwig.

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  • Wow. The original Tropico popped into my head *today* for the first time in *years* (I happened to be in a discussion about "cozying up to dictators" and was running down the list of all the banana republic bastards the US supported back in the day, several of whom are featured in Tropico). And I had a fleeting thought of "Man, that' was a fun game, I wonder if I still have it around somewhere/? I wonder if it would even run on a modern system? I wonder if anybody has thought of re-doing it with updated graphics and gameplay.... nah, probably not."

    I very much enjoyed the first one but I never picked up the Paradise Island expansion pack and the reviews of the second one were so poor I steered clear.

    Here's hoping there's more of what made the first one so great and much less of what sank the sequel. Oh, and the music. Loved the music.

    Multiplayer? I wonder if you'll play on the same island, or get to trade with and invade each others?

    One thing I wish the original one had was more of a sense of the island's place in the world. Both for trade purposes but also cold war politics -- threaten to invite in Russian "advisers" to get aid from the U.S., or vice versa. (And if you piss one or the other off too much, you get invaded a la Granada).