New Tropico 5 PS4 trailer shows first gameplay footage

Take a look at the infamous city-builder sim, coming soon to PlayStation

Hola PlayStation fans! Today we’re excited to reveal the very first PS4 gameplay trailer for Tropico 5, which arrives on new-generation consoles later this year exclusively on PS4. Check out the trailer above and get acquainted with the island paradise of Tropico – then we’d like to tell you all about the latest game in the acclaimed series!

Back with us? Great! We’re delighted about the release this year, as this is actually the first time a Tropico game has ever come to a PlayStation platform; and about time too, since the new generation has kicked off nicely.

But what is Tropico? And who is El Presidente? If you’re new to the series then don’t worry, there’s no elaborate story for you to catch up on and you don’t need to go back and play the others to enjoy the new one (although we’re sure El Presidente would heartily recommend it). All you need to know is that Tropico 5 is a city-builder and political simulator where players take on the role of the infamous bearded despot El Presidente and rule over the small banana republic of Tropico located in the Caribbean.

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We’d also like to share some more info about what happens in the game, along with details more specific to the PS4 version.

You begin by building up your city; raising it from a simple colonial town and advancing it towards a thriving metropolis. From different types of housing and entertainment to luxurious tourist attractions, it is up to you how to guide the nation.

It’s also necessary to develop commercial industry – with all sorts of different opportunities to explore or exploit (depending on what kind of Presidente you’d like to be!). Create more variety in your food produce, harness the riches of natural resources and invest in technological achievements. Or contribute to Tropico’s booming llama industry.

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What complicates things slightly, as always, is politics. There’s constantly someone who isn’t happy with your decisions as Presidente – whether that’s the green-friendly Environmentalists, business hungry Capitalists or generally rather angry fascists.

You can be voted out of power (which means game over!), so the challenge and fun of Tropico 5 is deciding how you’re going to keep yourself in government and manage the demands of the people.

Do you become a man of the proletariat and create a social utopia? Or do you rig the elections and beat down any opposition with the brutal fist of dictatorship? El Presidente might be known for his ‘unconventional’ style of government, but you’re the one who’s in charge and it’s completely up to you how to play.

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It’s certainly tough bossing everyone around all the time, but Tropico 5 on PS4 is adapted to suit the console gamer – with all management controls carefully mapped to the DualShock 4 controller.

The rich colour of the gorgeous Caribbean island is rendered in full 1080p with a solid 30FPS frame-rate; and as you’d expect, Tropico 5 is compatible with Remote Play on PlayStation TV and PlayStation Vita. So you can even rule on your lunch break at work. We’ll be going into more detail about how to rule in Tropico 5 across the coming weeks – plus a release date will be announced very soon.

Most importantly of all though, remember, vote El Presidente! Or else…

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They should utilise the PS4 controller touchpad for these type of games.

Looks great! Glad to have a city building sim on the PS4.


Thanks! We’re really excited to have the game on PS4 too :)

GREAT! Now get going with Civ5.

Civ 5 on ps4 and Vita, is one of my gaming dreams!
I still play the one from DS…

I am really interested on this game, let’s hope it wont get banned :p

Freaking finaly, loved every one in the series and now on ps4. Really fun game wih great and relaxing soundtrack. Day 0 for me :-)

Been waiting for this since the announcement. Love these types of games but as I only console game don’t get a chance to play many.


Thanks for waiting – it’s coming soon :)

Version psvita is possible?

Nothing planned for that at the moment.

Hopefully it’s not too long, but please don’t release In late March (Battlefield Hardline, Project Cars) or late May/Early June (Witcher 3, Batman).

Late April would be great!


Welcome to Tropico!

So excited for this, it was the only game i used my xbox for so its great that its finally coming to playstation!

Looking forward to the multi-player aspect this time too!

Can’ wait for this. Need more of these types of games on PS4.

How much?


It’s a retail release, so £55. Less if you get it from a sensible retailer, even less than that if you buy it from an online retailer who doesn’t pay any tax.

Looks interesting. Wish these games would branch out more from the PC.

They did – they were on the other console both 3 and 4.


we will get all the dlcs

Really looking forward to this, have had it on pre-order for awhile now

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