Prepare to Build and Rule an Island Paradise as Tropico 3 Approaches Console Release

BALTIMORE, MD, January 28, 2010– Today is a glorious day in the world of wanna-be dictators as Tropico 3, the strategic city-building game, has gone gold. The game, which places players in the jackboots of the newly minted“El Presidente” of a small, yet beautiful, island nation, is set to hit retail stores February 16th for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

For more information about Tropico 3, which carries a Suggested Retail Price of $39.99 on Xbox 360, please visit www.tropico3.com.

Developed by Haemimont Games, Tropico 3 brings the series back to its roots and puts players in the role of‘El Presidente’, the two-bit dictator of a strategically positioned banana republic in the Caribbean during the time of the Cold War. Players assume control of every aspect of island life, deciding whether to unleash the army to secure their power base or lead their people to prosperity as a generous elder statesman. Will absolute power corrupt, or will the humanitarian approach spur progress? Find out in February 2010 as gamers become part of the political machinations of Tropico as they determine the fate of this island nation.

Tropico 3 will be available for Xbox 360 in North America this February 16th, 2010, and is available now for Windows PC. For more information, screenshots and videos please visit the official game website www.tropico3.com

About Kalypso Media

Specializing in the publishing of interactive media, primarily computer games, Kalypso Media was founded in summer 2006 by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek. The following year, a sister company, Kalypso Media UK Ltd., was established in England and is currently led by Andrew Johnson and Charlie Barrett, two experienced members of the Kalypso Media Group management team. In 2009, Kalypso Media USA Inc. was established under the leadership of veteran video game executive, Deborah Tillett. Kalypso Media owns two development studios, Realmforge Studios GmbH and Gaming Minds Studios GmbH, both of which are located in Germany. For further information see www.kalypsomedia.com.

About Haemimont Games

Haemimont Games is an independent games development team brought together by a common passion: to thrill, engage and provoke gamers worldwide. Since 1997, the studio has developed eight original titles with numerous add-ons. It is currently working on Tropico 3 among others. More information on the company can be found by visiting www.haemimontgames.com.

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For more information please contact:

Ted Brockwood

Calico Media Communications (on behalf of Kalypso Media USA)

ph, 503 342 8067

e. ted@calico-media.com

Lindsay Riehl

Kalypso Media

ph. 410-323-1580

e. lindsay.riehl@kalypsomedia.com


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