Tropico 5 trailer shows off multiplayer despots

What's a ruthless despot without a few friends? A new trailer for Tropico 5 shows off the multiplayer aspects of the upcoming sim, letting you work hand-in-hand with your friends or otherwise crush them underfoot to rule the island with a single iron fist.

The trailer shows off friends sharing resources like a kind, benevolent dictator, and then declaring outright war. The poor residents of your island nation probably aren't too thrilled either way, but what kind of dictator would you be if you cared about what they thought? Tropico 5 is due for PC on May 23, with Mac and Xbox 360 following in summer and PlayStation 4 in fall.