Tropico 5 takes to the seas with Waterborne expansion

The only left for El Presidente to conquer is the sea. Waterborne will take Tropico to the sea for the first time and is set to hit PC first.


If anybody deserves beachfront property, it's El Presidente. What kind of dictator doesn't have an oceanside view, anyway? Everyone's favorite despot is now setting his sights to the seas with a new expansion announced for Tropico 5 called Waterborne.

Waterborne will focus on ocean endeavors, adding water-based mechanics to the city-building franchise for the first time. Players can build offshore structures that can bolster their defense, food, energy, and of course, housing and entertainment. The new units will be accompanied by a new campaign that features six new scenarios.

Those looking to wet their whistles with this new expansion won't have to wait very long. Waterborne is set to hit the PC version of Tropico 5 on December 17.

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    December 11, 2014 11:26 AM

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      December 11, 2014 11:51 AM

      As much fun as I had with Tropico 3 and 4, I wish they'd go back and do a direct sequel to Tropico 2, complete with pirate theme and period setting. In many ways, that Tropico is still my favorite. I loved how you had to build ships and loot and plunder to gain "citizens" of your little pirate kingdom. I loved how you could ransom prisoners, or keep them around to get them to spend money in your local industries. I loved how the focus was on arming your pirates so that you could loot and plunder even more!

      Tropico as a whole is a great series, but I really want to see what they could do in a modern engine with the Tropico 2 premise.

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