A new entry to the city building/dictator simulator game series Tropico was announced over a year ago with a planned 2018 release date. However, the publisher Kalypso Media announced today alongside a new gamescom trailer that Tropico 6 now has a 2019 release schedule.
It's not a very long wait for PC players though, as they are slated to get the game in January 2019, heading to Windows, macOS, and Linux. Console players, on the other hand, will have to wait until the summer of 2019 to get their fix.
In a press release, the publisher said that Tropico 6 is being built on the Unreal Engine as a first for the series, and that Limbic Entertainment is using the additional development time "to deliver the most complete and balanced experience ever seen in a Tropico game."
Moreover, here's a handy list of features that the game will deliver to any aspiring dictators:
- Play on large archipelagos for the first time in the series. Manage multiple islands at the same time and adapt to various new challenges.
- Send your agents on raids to foreign lands to steal world wonders and monuments, to add them to your collection.
- Build bridges, construct tunnels and transport your citizens and tourists in taxis, buses and aerial cable cars. Tropico 6 offers completely new transportation and infrastructure possibilities.
- Customize the looks of your palace at will and choose from various extras.
- Tropico 6 features a revised research system focusing on the political aspects of being the world’s greatest dictator.
- Election speeches are back! Address the people and make promises that you can’t possibly keep.
- Co-operative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players.
Kalypso is planning to host a closed beta of Tropico 6 in autumn later this year for Steam users, but exact dates and details on how to get in will be shared at another time. The publisher also acquired rights to the classic Commandos series of stealth games recently, so we could see some announcements regarding that during gamescom.