Tropico 5 debut gameplay trailer goes from shacks to skyscrapers

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 gleaming skyscrapers in 2028.

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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 gleaming skyscrapers in 2028.

With such a long timescale, Tropico 5 will introduce dynasties, letting players appoint family members to positions of authority and establish a regime that lasts through the years.

Tropico 5 is coming this summer to PC, Xbox 360, Mac, and Linux, then PlayStation 4 later in the year. You can sign up to beta test the PC edition. Look, moving pictures:

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    March 6, 2014 7:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Tropico 5 debut gameplay trailer goes from shacks to skyscrapers.

    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 gleaming skyscrapers in 2028.

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      March 6, 2014 7:14 AM

      this is probably the game i'm most excited for. viva el presidente!

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      March 6, 2014 7:15 AM

      i was never good at tropico :(

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      March 6, 2014 7:27 AM

      I used to like it when you could assassinate the competition, I haven't seen that option in a long time.

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      March 6, 2014 9:35 PM

      I've just tried the modern age dlc for Tropico 4, and I've built some crazy future buildings on my little Island. This game is crazy fun and can be quite challenging.

      I have to say, I wasn't looking forward to Tropico 5 becasue i wasn't sure that they could improve on the model. Going back into the past is a great idea because I was always banging up against the modern era, and it's more fun the past, I think.

      I'll consider this, but I still have tons of gaming left in Tropico 4 to finish first.

      Never fear, Presidente is here!