El Presidente Has a Green Thumb! New "Plantador" Add-On Content Available for Tropico 4

Ridgewood, NJ, December 15, 2011 – Fans of El Presidente now can show off their less militaristic sides with the new “Plantador” add-on content for Tropico 4. The Plantador add-on content, available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC, can be downloaded for 400 Microsoft Points / $4.99 USD, and adds new character traits, buildings, decorations and a “Research” mission theme that challenges players to become a captain of their island’s industry. The new content for Windows PC is available through most online digital distribution portals and the Kalypso Launcher ( http://launcher.kalypsomedia.com).

For more information about Tropico 4, please visit http://worldoftropico.com/us/T4/us/index.php.

The Plantador add-on content includes the following -

Get into the plantation business! Construct new plantations for more workers and larger fields, choose the "Plantador" character trait for improved agricultural production and export prices, and wear a sombrero. New decoration items include a water reservoir, a windmill, flower beds and trees. The mission "Research" challenges you to build a profitable industry while researching and unlocking new buildings as you go.

  • Building: Plantation - very large farm that can produce cash crops such as sugar, tobacco and coffee. The Plantation houses more workers and has more fields than the normal farm
  • Character Trait: Plantador -- Improved agriculture production and export prices
  • Character Outfit / Vanity Item: Sombrero  -- for male and female avatars
  • Decorations: Water reservoir, wind propeller, water tower and more!
Tropico 4 sees you return as El Presidente, the tyrannical (or benevolent) dictator of the island paradise of Tropico. The world is changing and Tropico is moving with the times – geographical powers rise and fall and the world market is dominated by new players with new demands and offers – and you, as El Presidente, face a whole new set of challenges. If you are to triumph over your naysayers you will need to gain as much support from your people as possible. Your decisions will shape the future of your nation, and more importantly, the size of your Swiss bank account.

Tropico 4 features all new missions across new maps and includes exciting and fun new features to keep the action fresh and challenging. You can even elect ministers into power to help get your more controversial decisions passed through the government. But remember to keep your friends close and your enemies closer as everyone has an agenda!

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 island and post them on your Tropico 4 Facebook page and compare your interactive Dictator ranking on the online leaderboards. Every little bit helps when you are bringing your island into the 21 st Century!

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. Subsidiary, 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 recent titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 4, Air Conflicts: Secret Wars and Boulder Dash XL for Xbox 360, and Dungeons – The Dark Lord for Windows PC. Upcoming multi-platform titles include The Dark Eye – Demonicon and Port Royale 3, along with Legends of Pegasus and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action for PC. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.

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