Tropico 4 Confirmed for Xbox 360; PC and Console Version Arriving Q2 2011

Kalypso Media has confirmed its previously revealed next installment in the Tropico series will come to the Xbox 360 in addition to the PC version. Tropico 3 also found a home on Microsoft's home console.

No firm release had been set for Tropico 4; however, the Haemimont Games-developed title is promised to arrive within Q2 2011. The world-crafting, strategy title puts players back into the olive fatigues of the "iron-fisted ruler" of the small island of Tropico. This time, El Presidente must contend with enhanced political and economic systems while playing across new missions on new maps.

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According to Kalypso, gameplay has been expanded with new political additions, "including more superpowers to negotiate with, along with the ability to elect ministers into power to help get your more controversial policies passed." Tropico 4 also adds new natural disasters, leaderboards, screenshots, and integration with social media staples Facebook and Twitter.

Key Features:
  • New campaign -- Face 20 new challenging missions across 10 entirely new maps
  • Build Your Vision of Island Perfection -- Not only are the graphics enhanced, but 20 new buildings including the stock exchange, shopping mall, aqua park and a mausoleum for El Presidente allow you to craft your perfect balance of beauty and economic efficiency
  • State of Emergency -- Six new interactive disasters including volcanoes, droughts and tornadoes prove that Mother Nature can be a tougher adversaries than opponents bent on your political ouster
  • Council of Ministers -- Appoint selected citizens to ministerial posts to help push through and enact your more controversial decisions and edicts
  • National Agenda -- Receive objectives from Tropican factions, foreign geopolitical powers or opportunities relating to current island events that can further or hamper your dictatorial ambitions
  • Facebook and Twitter integration -- Post live Tweets directly from the game or create posts automatically upon completion of missions, unlocking achievements, etc. Store and display achievements and screenshots of your ultimate island empire on Facebook and compare your Dictator Rankings against others online (Windows PC only feature)