El Presidente is fed up of the boring soil of dry-land and now his latest initiative takes the island of Tropico into the great frontier of the deep blue sea. Prepare to explore a brand new industry and reap the rewards of innovation, as ‘Waterborne’, the first major expansion for infamous city-builder/political sim Tropico 5, is out now to download for PC, Mac & SteamOS via Steam and the Kalypso Launcher (PC only). Whatever type of Presidente you are, ‘Waterborne’ challenges players to expand their nation into the unknown waters of adventurous opportunity and fully harness the power of the ocean. Develop an exotic housing market with luxury floating apartments and do your bit for the good of the planet by constructing eco-friendly wave power sources. Or use the sea as another armed front for your empowering military force and bolster the army with a fearsome naval presence.
A launch trailer for Tropico 5 ‘Waterborne’ has also been released today. Watch it below for a look at the brand new water based game mechanics and content features included in the expansion: such as water traffic, larger coastal areas, new events and lots of buildings to make use of.
It’s time to get nautical – the future of Tropico lies on its shores! Harness the vast potential of the sea by constructing waterborne structures around your island. Build brand new off-shore alternatives to defence, food, energy, entertainment and even housing – which each come with their own set of opportunities and disadvantages. Organise and coordinate transport to structures like the kelp and oyster farms, construct tidal power plants as an eco-friendly alternative to nuclear power and build gorgeous floating apartments if you’re running out of space on the island! Launch military submarines to bolster your naval forces or create an exotic bathysphere attraction to compliment your bustling tourist paradise.
The ‘Waterborne’ expansion for Tropico 5 comes with a slew of new gameplay features and enhancements: such as water traffic, larger coastal areas and new events to keep even the most seasoned island rulers on their toes. An all-new campaign spanning 6 epic scenarios, new dialogue and story shows what marine life is all about in the waters of Tropico. Meet the beloved cast and crew of Tropico 5 once again and experience all-new wacky adventures, outrageous situations and enjoy the trademark cutting sense of political humour. All the new content and off-shore gameplay mechanics work with existing sandbox maps and multiplayers modes
Features of ‘Waterborne’:
- New campaign and story spanning 6 challenging missions
- 9 new off-shore buildings and marine vehicles
- 4 new island maps (also available for sandbox games)
- 4 new music tracks
- 2 new avatar costumes
- 6 new avatar accessories
- New sandbox tasks and events to go with the waterborne setting
‘Waterborne’ for Tropico 5 is out now to downloaded for PC, Mac & SteamOS through Steam here and the Kalypso Launcher here for £14.99/€19.99/$19.99. For more information please visit www.worldoftropico.com.