El Presidente needs you, as Kalypso announce beta registrations for Tropico 5 have opened. Beta testing is scheduled to take place next month and they want gamers with "huge enthusiasm" for city builders.
In the latest Tropico we start in a colonial era and work our way through to the modern age, with the island and political forces changing as we go, and we control our extended family.
Trading mechanics have been overhauled and we now have more focus on technology with scientific research tress. Co-op and competitive multiplayer are confirmed.
"You, as El Presidente, will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times and then guide it through the centuries as the world changes and moves ever forward. You must tackle the changing needs of your people, as well as opposing governments and factions, and thus lay the foundations for your own dynasty."
"As you move through your years in office you can promote members of your extended family on the island to positions of power: such as ambassador, commanding general or even Supreme Ruler, to ensure your legacy thrives through the eras."
Four-player multiplayer is also introduced to the series. To register for Tropico 5's beta visit.
Tropico 5 releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PS4 in Q2 2014.
▪ The Eras - From the 19th century to the 21st, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities. Begin your reign during colonial times and advance your nation through the modern era and into the future!
▪ The Dynasty – Each member of El Presidente’s extended family is present on the island and may be appointed to key leadership positions, earning skills and experience in their assigned roles.
▪ Research and Renovate - Advance your nation by discovering new buildings, technologies and resources. Transform your old buildings into modernized, hyper-efficient designs worthy of an economic superpower!
▪ Advanced trade system and trade fleet - Amass a global trade fleet and use your ships to secure import/export trade routes to neighbouring islands and key nations.