Official Tropico 3 Expansion Pack for PC Announced

Official Tropico 3 Expansion Pack for PC Announced


Kalypso Media announced today that an expansion pack for Tropico 3 for PC is in the works and set for a Summer 2010 release.

Called “Absolute Power” the expansion will bring with it 10 new missions, more edicts, new buildings, a new faction, and more. The expansion will cost a hefty $19.99 and will require a retail copy of Tropico 3.

No word on when or if the extra content will hit Xbox LIVE.

Press Release:

March 1, 2010 – Baltimore, Maryland – Kalypso Media, a global publisher of award-winning PC and console games, announced today that Tropico 3: Absolute Power, the first official expansion pack to the critically acclaimed Tropico 3, will be available in summer 2010 for PC. Players will return to the island paradise of Tropico to experience unprecedented power as the benevolent (or malevolent) ruler – “El Presidente” while enjoying a whole new series of adventures.

Absolute Power gives players all-new options to rule as an unscrupulous tyrant or benevolent elder statesmen as they decide how to run their very own tropical island paradise. A successful and lucrative term in office is the goal! Absolute Power is packed with new missions, new islands and a whole host of new gameplay features.

“Tropico 3 has been an outstanding critical and commercial success, and has continued to build on and grow a loyal and rabid fanbase,” said Deborah Tillett, President, Kalypso Media USA. “With the ‘Absolute Power’ expansion, we’re thrilled to provide fans around the world with new content and new ways to enjoy the game.”

New features of the Absolute Power expansion include:

* New campaign featuring 10 missions on a separate map with 10 islands which are also available in sandbox mode

* New buildings (including Garbage Dump, Marina, Small Garage, Children’s Playground, and more…) and a new buildings category for current and new decorations with individual icon models

* New “Megalomania” Edicts – demonstrate your absolute power by ordering the construction of a huge golden statue of Tropico’s top export, declaring an annual festival dedicated to yourself or even print your own money!

* Six New Landmarks – build huge decorations and structures which dominate the island landscape and make each island unique.

* New Faction – The “Loyalist Faction” are your die-hard supporters and want no elections (since El Presidente is obviously the best candidate) and want a statue on every corner!

* Faction Disasters – Low standing with any island faction will trigger new disasters if not addressed

* New Intro and Win/Lose Cutscenes

* Four Additional Avatar Costumes – Two for male and two for female avatars

* Beautification upgrades for the presidential palace including rooftop pool, extra towers, flags, banners and a larger balcony (which will increase the effects of balcony speeches)

* More icons displaying the status of buildings and displaying input/output storage numbers for selected buildings

* Prevalent Faction – In every sandbox game one faction is chosen as “prevalent” on the island. Members of this faction will be especially numerous throughout the entire game and their satisfaction will be more important than usual

* More radio announcements to guide you through Tropico’s daily life

* Gravel Roads – A second type of road for rural areas with decreased travel speed

Tropico 3 Absolute Power is currently in development by Haemimont Games and will be available in Summer 2010 for a suggested retail of price of $19.99. Absolute Power requires the full version of Tropico 3 PC to play.

Tropico 3 lets players take the reigns of a small, but strategically positioned Caribbean island and challenges them to stay in power for more than 50 years. As the famed “El Presidente,” players ward off political opposition while choosing to either lead their country into peace and prosperity, or rule their banana republic through fear as a tyrannical dictator.

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.

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 two development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH and Gaming Minds Studios GmbH , and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media recently released the critically acclaimed best-seller Tropico 3 for Xbox 360 and PC, and will release M.U.D. TV for the PC this spring and DarkStar One – Broken Alliance for Xbox 360 in summer 2010.

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 www.haemimontgames.com

To top