Feral Interactive today announced that strategy game Tropico 4: Gold Edition will be released for the Mac on Thursday, July 25th. Developed by Haemimont Games and published by Kalypso Media for Windows and Xbox 360, Tropico 4: Gold Edition is the latest installment of the Tropico series to be launched on the Mac by Feral Interactive and follows the success of Tropico 3: Gold Edition.
Tropico 4: Gold Edition is a witty combination of city builder and political simulator that continues the colorful career of 'El Presidente', the charismatic ruler of the Caribbean paradise of Tropico. As El Presidente, players will transform Tropico from insignificant banana republic to serious world power over the course of a 20-mission campaign that sees them grapple with picky first-world tourists, demanding political factions, unforeseen natural disasters and even a missile crisis!
With a nation in the palm of their hand, players must decide whether to rule as a benevolent leader, despicable despot, left-wing idealist or champion of the free market. Whatever they choose, they will wield their influence over every aspect of Tropico's economy, infrastructure, politics and even its place on the world stage. All the while ensuring that a constant stream of revenue finds its way into a certain offshore bank account.
Tropico 4: Gold Edition includes the Modern Times expansion pack, which powers Tropico into the 21st century with an entirely separate 12-mission campaign that challenges El Presidente to protect his nation from unseen and sinister forces including online propaganda and a New World Order. Modern Times features 30 new buildings including a diamond cathedral, the mysterious "Babel Tower" and even a space program.
"Tropico 4: Gold Edition is an alluring proposition," said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. "Running a country is as challenging and addictive as ever, but the inclusion of the Modern Times expansion pack ups the ante with arrival of new technologies, such as the Internet, which gives your citizens all sorts of ideas about freedom and the use of information."
"Feral Interactive's proven track-record of successful launches on Mac will give us an optimal start for Tropico 4 Gold," commented Anika Thun, Head of Marketing at Kalypso Media. "El Presidente, benevolent ruler of Tropico, is delighted to be building his realm on Mac and sends his greetings to his future minions."
Tropico 4: Gold Edition 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. A mini-site dedicated to the game is available now at http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-games/tropico4 and a trailer can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/feralinteractive.
Minimum system requirements call for a 2.0GHz Intel Mac with at least 4GB RAM, 256MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later. The game does not support the following graphics cards: ATI X1xxx series, ATIHD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series. These system requirements are provisional and subject to change before release.
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 XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Edition, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, GRID™, LEGO® The Lord of the Rings, F1 2012™, Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition, Sid Meier's Railroads!, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Empire: Total War - Gold Edition, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition, BioShock 2, Tropico 3: Gold Edition, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Borderlands and Rome: Total War Gold Edition. 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 The Kalypso Media Group
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 with 120 employees worldwide. 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 titles include the critically acclaimed Omerta - City of Gangsters, Port Royale 3, Tropico 4, Sins of a Solar Empire, and Dungeons. Upcoming multi-platform titles include DARK and The Dark Eye - Demonicon. Further information is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.
About Haemimont Games
Haemimont Games is a team of approximately 50 talented game developers brought together by a common passion to create truly outstanding games. We design and create all aspects of our games, from concept to graphics and programming. Haemimont Games uses its own internally developed 3D graphics engines. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, Haemimont Games is one of the country's premier employers with the ability to attract and retain the best talent in the region. For more information, visit http://www.haemimontgames.com/.
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