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Mad World DLC for Tropico 5 now out, includes new scenario and The Asylum

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It's time for some extra health care in Tropico and this latest DLC for Tropico 5 looks to soothe the mind with The Asylum, which is great for citizens recovering from being discredited by El Presidente.

It's up to every dictator to decide whether their mental health care is a force for good, or not. A new 'Madness' scenario is also available, along with a new sandbox map.

Thailand's military government bans dictator sim Tropico 5

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Dictator simulator (that's fun to say) Tropico 5 has been banned by the military government of Thailand, who claim that the game's themes and content "may affect peace and order in the country".

You'd have thought the current Thai regime, who took control of the country in May after a military coup, could pick up a tip or two from developer Kalypso's tongue in cheek nation-building strategy game.

Tropico 5 update 1.03 goes live

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Update 1.03 has now gone live for Kalypso's tropical dictator sim Tropico 5.

Amongst the usual batch of gameplay and balance fixes, the update adds improvements to performance, three new sandbox maps and some extra costumes for dynasty members.

Tropico 5 most successful launch in the franchise to date

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Developer Kalypso Media has revealed that the launch of its city-building dictator sim Tropico 5 has been the most successful one in the history of the series.

Released last month, Kaylpso say Tropico 5 has now reached "over six figures" in copies sold. It also made #2 in the German charts, #4 in the UK and briefly #1 on Steam.

Kalypso reveal list of planned changes for upcoming Tropico 5 patch

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Developer Kalypso Media has compiled a list of planned changes for the upcoming Tropico 5 patch 1.02. The developers stress that at this point the list is still tentative, and that testing continues.