Tropico 3: Gold Edition Release Date Confirmed as Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Feral Interactive today confirmed that Tropico 3: Gold Edition will be released on the Mac on January 26th, 2012. Developed by Haemimont Games and published by Kalypso Media for Windows, Tropico 3: Gold Edition is a re-imagining of the classic construction and management simulation Tropico.

Tropico 3: Gold Edition is a combination of strategic city-builder and humorous political simulator that invites players to reign as El Presidente, dictator of the resource-rich Caribbean nation of Tropico. To govern is to choose, and as players build their island’s infrastructure, manage the economy and keep competing factions on side, they will have plenty of opportunity to find out whether they prefer to rule with a velvet glove or an iron fist.

To maintain their grip on power, players will need to create a cult of personality around El Presidente, composing his silver-tongued speeches, manipulating the media and building monuments in his honor. El Presidente’s character will determine the way he is regarded by the people, and whether he is inclined to run Tropico as a vacation paradise, a police state, an industrial metropolis, or all three!

Each of the 15 missions in Tropico 3: Gold Edition’s campaign mode challenges players to develop a single island, each with its own victory conditions, within a set time frame. Tropico 3: Gold Edition includes the Absolute Power expansion pack, which contains a completely new 10-mission campaign, additional islands and the ability to issue “Megalomania” edicts such as “Print Money”.

Tropico 3: Gold Edition combines strategic gameplay with a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of a tumultuous period of world history,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “When you’re the corrupt dictator of an unpredictable tropical paradise, stuff happens.”

Tropico 3 was a fantastic success on Windows,” said Simon Hellwig, Managing Director of Kalypso Media. “We’re thrilled to have the game and its expansion pack be released on the Mac as well.”

Tropico 3 for the Mac will retail in North America for US $34.99, £24.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €29.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. When released, it will be available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including http://www.feralinteractive.com and the Mac App Store. Tropico 3 will be available for pre-order at Feral’s online store beginning in early January. A mini-site dedicated to the game is available now at http://www.feralinteractive.com/tropico3.

Minimum system requirements call for a 2.0 GHz Intel Mac with at least 2.0GB RAM, 256MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. The game does not support Intel GMA integrated video chipsets, but does run on GeForce 9400M graphics cards or better.

EDITORS: Screenshots and logos for Tropico 3 can be found online in the Feral Press Area ( http://press.feralinteractive.com/games/). If you do not have a Press Area login, please contact Brad Gibson, Feral PR Manager, at bgibson@feralinteractive.com.

About Feral Interactive

Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the Macintosh platform, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such Macintosh hits as BioShock, Borderlands, Rome: Total War, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Fable, Mini Ninjas, Colin McRae Rally Mac and Battlestations: Pacific. Please visit our website at http://www.feralinteractive.com, find us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/feralgames or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/feralinteractive.

About Kalypso Media

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 that employs nearly 100 video game industry experts 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 Boulder Dash XL and The First Templar for Xbox 360, and Dungeons for Windows PC. Upcoming multi-platform titles include Tropico 4, The Dark Eye – Demonicon and Port Royale 3, along with Dungeons – The Dark Lord and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action for Windows PC. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://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. For more information on the company can be found by visiting http://www.haemimontgames.com/.  


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