Tropico 4 Gold Edition Gets Ready for Retail

Ridgewood, NJ, October 17, 2012 - El Presidente, the beloved leader of the island nation of Tropico, is pleased to announce that his latest city-building venture, Tropico 4 Gold Edition, has "gone gold" and will arrive in stores on November 13. Tropico 4 Gold Edition for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC, contains both the much lauded city-builder, Tropico 4 and its beloved (and award-winning) expansion, Modern Times. For the first time ever, Tropico 4 and Modern Times will be available on a disk, making it easier than ever for Xbox 360 owners to enjoy the hilarious adventures of El Presidente and his bumbling minister of (mis)Communication, Penultimo, as they struggle to build their backwater island into a world superpower. It's all or nothing in the world of Tropico, as you'll have to negotiate with global superpowers, manage disasters, fend off revolutions, manage your nation's finances and keep your Swiss bank account full! 

For more information about Tropico 4 and Tropico 4: Modern Times, visit

What the press says about Tropico 4 and Tropico 4: Modern Times

“I hope SimCity lives up to Tropico, not the other way around.” – Game Informer (Silver Award for Tropico 4: Modern Times)

“…it is beneficial to your experience to allow Tropico 4 into your life.” – Joystiq (4 out of 5 stars)

“It's good to be El Presidente.” – IGN PC (8.5 out of 10 for Tropico 4 / Editors' Choice)

Tropico 4 Gold Edition is the ultimate city building experience, including: Tropico 4 and the “Modern Times” expansion.

As the president of a tiny Caribbean island, it’s up to you to lead your country to greatness!  Will you be a benevolent and tolerant leader, or a power-mad dictator?  Will your economy rely on tourism, farming, big business or cheap sweatshops?  The decisions you make will shape the future of your island, and more importantly, the size of your off-shore bank account.

  • Become the heroic leader, or a despicable despot as your customized El Presidente avatar makes decisions for the good or ill of the people
  • Two extensive campaigns consisting of more than 30 unique missions including the new “Modern Times” campaign
  • More than 100 buildings in total, including the stock exchange, shopping mall, aqua park, car factories and shuttle launch pad
  • Council of Ministers – Elevate citizens to government positions to help push through your more controversial decisions
  • Sandbox mode for custom games, with improved map and scenario editor for endless replayability
About The Kalypso Media Group

Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with 120 employees world-wide.

Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States.  Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. office and owns three development studios - Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH - and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media‘s titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 4, Sins of a Solar Empire, and Dungeons. Upcoming multi-platform titles include Port Royale 3, Omerta - City of Gangsters, DARK and The Dark Eye - Demonicon. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at

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