Kalypso Media News


Tropico 5 pre-order bonuses include costumes and maps

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Tropico 5 is getting costumes and maps as pre-order bonuses for both retail and digital copies, while the digital ones also include a discount and the possibility for more tiered rewards.


"The email I got implies that you have to pre-order at Amazon.com in order to get the limited ..."

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Tropico publisher creates mobile division, will focus on strategy games

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 03, 2014 8:30am PDT

Kalypso Media, publisher of games like Tropico and Port Royale, have announced plans to create games for iOS and Android, with "at least three" games coming out later this year.


Tropico 5 coming to PC on May 23, Xbox 360 and PS4 versions coming later

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 02, 2014 8:30am PDT

Tropico 5 will launch on PC on May 23rd, with a retail release to follow on May 27th. It's just the first platform Kalypso Media's strategy game will onslaught this year.


"So excited for this - I've loved all the Tropico games. I hope after this one they go back to ..."

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April Fools: Llama Simulator announced as Tropico spin-off

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 01, 2014 6:30am PDT

With Goat Simulator being the bee's knees, Kalypso Media has announced their own animal-simulation game. Llama Simulator is an official spin-off of the Tropico series. For the first time ever, players will be able to play as a Llama living on Tropico.


Tropico 5 trailer has El Presidente doing his best Jack Sparrow

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2014 11:30am PDT

A new Tropico 5 trailer shows off El Presidente's early colonial days, with a generous helping of Pirates of the Caribbean.


Tropico 5 debut gameplay trailer goes from shacks to skyscrapers

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 06, 2014 7:00am PST

Tropico 5, you may be surprised to learn the debut gameplay trailer reveals, looks an awful lot like earlier Tropico games, and a bit like most other city-building sims. But it also shows more of the centuries-spanning timeline and technology, from the huts of 1800 to gleami...


"I've just tried the modern age dlc for Tropico 4, and I've built some crazy future buildings on ..."

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Tropico 5 beta registrations open

By Steve Watts, Feb 26, 2014 9:00am PST

Tropico 5 has opened its beta registrations for a PC test to begin in March.


"after getting bored of banished's lack of things to do after just surviving i want to play ..."

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Tropico 5 coming to PlayStation 4 too

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 30, 2014 6:00am PST

The "dictator sim" series (dictate 'em up? No, I can't make this any sillier) Tropico began life on PC, later spreading to Xbox 360 too, and now is finally coming to PlayStation with Tropico 5. Publisher Kalypso today announced it'll hit PlayStation 4 too, which is a bit cur...


"Although this sounds new "spanning times from the colonial era through to the 21st" That should ..."

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Rise of Venice preview: a trading sim for everyone

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 04, 2013 7:00am PDT

Let's be honest: the "trading sim" genre isn't the most appealing type of video game out there. Yet, Kalypso Media is doing something truly unexpected with Rise of Venice: it's making a trading sim that can appeal to a much wider audience.


Tropico 5 revealed in first screenshots

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 28, 2013 8:00am PDT

The announcement of Tropico 5 earlier this month may have revealed details on building centuries-spanning dynasties and co-op and all that jazz, but conspicuously absent was any peek at how the game actually looks. So here, check out its shiny all-new art in the first screen...


"Don't look that much better than Tropico 4, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. T4 doesn't look ..."

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Tropico 5 introducing dynasties and multiplayer

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 15, 2013 8:00am PDT

After Tropico 3 revived the city-build strategy series, Tropico 4 was a pretty safe sequel--not bad, but not bold. How pleasant, then, that developer Haemimont Games is getting creative with Tropico 5, announced today by publisher Kalypso. Spanning several centuries, it'll s...


"If you still have it I'll take it. My steamid is rebeldawg. thanks in advance!"

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Dark E3 trailer drops gothy beats

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 10, 2013 8:00am PDT

Before you watch the E3 trailer for vampiric sneak 'em up Dark, remember that before vampires were adored by teenage girls struggling with awkward yearnings, the bloodsuckers were doted over by teenage girls struggling with awkward yearnings and wearing gobs of black eye lin...


"I'm getting a massive Vampire Bloodlines feel from this atmospherically."

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Rise of Venice announced, sailing to PC in October

By Steve Watts, Jun 06, 2013 5:30pm PDT

Kalypso Media announced Rise of Venice today, a strategy-sim that has you building a merchant fleet in Renaissance Europe.


"i went to venice last year, favourite city ever. now i have to buy this because of that :("

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Omerta - City of Gangsters PC demo released

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 24, 2013 8:15am PST

With Tropico 4 developer Haemimont's gangster strategy game Omerta - City of Gangsters arriving on PC next week, publisher Kalypso has released a demo offering a taste of mobster life. Omerta is more action-oriented than Tropico, with turn-based tactical combat, so grab the ...


"From the gameplay stream, looks like it will be more open ended than just a simple 15 hours then ..."

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Omerta - City of Gangsters preview: messy gang war

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 04, 2013 12:20pm PST

We're muscling in on Omerta - City of Gangsters, see? We're takin' a piece of this sim and putting it through the wringer. Does it sing like a canary, or deserve a cement overcoat?


"There hasn't been a real/decent gangster simulator ever. Every single one has been half cooked ..."

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