Kalypso Media, the publisher behind the popular Tropico series, has announced the latest add-on for Tropico 5. Gone Green will ask players to promote the image of a better Tropico. This is all done to protect the secret “retirement fund” that El President is funding from selling crude oil to competing superpowers. The Gone Green add-on includes:
- New standalone scenario: “Catch the Toucan!“ – Early bird catches the windmill rotor
- New building: The Windfarm – A clean, renewable source of energy
- New dynasty avatar accessory: Blend in with the eco-crowd with your new hippie haircut
- New sandbox map: Isabella
- New music track and additional voice recordings
Players will be able to build eco-friendly wind farms. This cheap and renewable source of energy will appease the eco-crowd and keep Tropico’s economy on track. This add-on will also test players’ skills at building a sustainable economy on the new island of Isabella. Gone Green is out today on PC, Mac and SteamOS for $3.99/€2.99/£2.49.
Games in the Tropico series cast players in the role of El Presidente, the ruler of the small island nation of Tropico. This construction and management simulator allows players to develop Tropico one island at a time. Tropico 5 introduced the concepts of eras and presidential dynasties into this successful equation. Any given scenario will progress from the country’s founding during the colonial era to the 21st century multipolar world. Each era is distinctly different and presents its own challenges. No one El Presidente could live that long, so now players are in charge of a dynastic family that rules the island. Managing that family will be very important. Investing into this extended family will unlock new traits that will prove very useful.
The biggest change in the way players experience the Tropico series is the introduction of the exploration mechanic. Tropico 5 introduced the fog of war that obscures most of the island. This hides valuable resources and ruins, and it radically changed the way the game is played. Previous entries allowed players to plan out their moves and decide how to develop an island. This mechanic forces players to rapidly adapt in an environment full of unknowns. These changes may seem overwhelming to some fans of the series, however they don’t have to play alone. Up to four players are able to explore, build and develop on any given map. This multiplayer mode allows players to build together or fight against each other. The choice is left up to the player. Tropico 5 is available on PC, Mac, Linux and Xbox 360. It will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 console in Q1 2015.