Tropico 4 features and Xbox 360 version confirmed

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 17:31 GMT

Kalypso and Haemimont Games have confirmed new gameplay features for Tropico 4 and that it will see release not only on PC, but Xbox 360 as well.

The game promises new missions, maps, buildings, enhancements to the political and economic systems and much more, as players once again step into the shoes of El Presidente.

New demands and offers are being made of the tyrannical or benevolent ruler, and as he faces a whole new set of challenges, the support of his people is much needed.

Here’s a the official blurb:

Tropico 4 expands on the gameplay of the previous game with new political additions – including more superpowers to negotiate with, along with the ability to elect ministers into power to help get your more controversial policies passed. But remember to keep your friends close and your enemies closer as everyone has an agenda! Your political mettle will be thoroughly tested, as new natural disasters will have the populace clamoring for you and your cabinet to help them recover from some of the worst Mother Nature can dish out.

Tropico 4 also brings a new level of social interaction with the addition of Facebook and Twitter integration (Windows PC version only). Post comments on Twitter direct from the game and have updates go out when you complete missions or unlock new achievements. You can even take screenshots of your burgeoning island and post your dream creation on your Tropico 4 Facebook page and compare your interactive Dictator Ranking on the online leaderboards.

The game contains: 20 new missions across 10 new maps; 20 new buildings including the stock exchange, a shopping mall, an aqua park and a mausoleum; six new interactive disasters including volcanoes, droughts and tornadoes; a Council of Ministers where players can appoint selected citizens to ministerial posts; a National Agenda; Facebook and Twitter integration for PC users only.

Announced in August last year, Tropico 4 is slated for a Q2 release.

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