The above trailer, of course, covers the whacky construction and management simulation experience of Tropico for Android, where you'll seize power over the Caribbean island country of Tropico to rule as El Presidente. This means you'll have to manage the development of the island, and thanks to the game's Cold War setting, you can also expect a heavy dose of politics where you'll have to maintain relations between seven of the island's political factions, not to mention the United States and the USSR.
As I already mentioned, Tropico will land on Android as a premium release (thanks Feral), and it will be available on September 5th for $11.99 sans any advertisements or in-app purchases. The port has been updated for touchscreen support, though there's no word if physical controllers will be supported. We do know that this will be a demanding game, and so Feral has offered a list of recommended devices, which I've pasted below.
Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL, Google Pixel 3a, Google Pixel 3a XL, HTC U12+Huawei Honor 10, Huawei Mate 10, Huawei Mate 20, LG V30+, Meizu X8, Motorola Moto Z2 Force, Nokia 8, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 6T, Razer Phone, Samsung Galaxy S8 (USA/China), Samsung Galaxy Note8 (USA/China), Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy Note9, Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10+, Samsung Galaxy S10e, Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xiaomi Mi 6, Xiaomi Pocophone F1, Samsung Galaxy S8 (Europe), and Galaxy Note8.
While the naming scheme for the mobile version of Tropico may be confusing, what you will get is a mobile port of the third game in the series. Since the title has been available on iOS for some time, you may want to check out a few reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the upcoming Android port, but for all intents and purposes, it would appear the majority of reviewers are happy with how it turned out. My hope is that Feral Interactive will deliver the same quality for the Android release. So if you'd like to get your hands on the game whenever it officially lands, make sure to click that pre-reg button in the Play Store widget below.
Tropico coming to Android on 5th September
Feral Interactive today announced that Tropico, the strategic city builder and humorous dictator sim set on a Caribbean island, will be released on Android on 5th September. Based on the acclaimed series originally published by Kalypso for Windows PC, and previously brought to iPhone and iPad by Feral Interactive, Tropico will be a premium game with no in-app purchases.
As El Presidente, leader of the resource-rich Caribbean island nation of Tropico, players will build their island’s infrastructure and manage its economy while balancing the demands of its numerous political factions. By directing every aspect of island life, players can transform Tropico into an industrial powerhouse, a tourist paradise, a police state, or all three!
Fully tailored to and optimised for mobile, Tropico will feature intuitive touch controls and an easy-to-navigate user interface that make it smooth and simple for players to issue edicts, erect monuments, develop their island, and admire their sun-drenched handiwork.
A trailer for Tropico on Android is available now.
Tropico is available for pre-register on the Google Play Store. When released, the game will cost £11.99 $11.99 €12.99. There will be no in-app purchases.
Tropico requires Android 8.0 (Oreo) and is supported on the following devices:
Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3a
Google Pixel 3a XL
Huawei Honor 10
Huawei Mate 10
Huawei Mate 20
Motorola Moto Z2 Force
Samsung Galaxy S8 (USA/China)*
Samsung Galaxy Note8 (USA/China)*
Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy Note9
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy S10+
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
*The Samsung Galaxy S8 (Europe) and Galaxy Note8 (Europe) can run the game, but are not officially supported.
For logos, other game graphics and a full list of features, visit the Feral Press Area for Tropico. If you don’t have a login for the press area, email [email protected]
About Feral Interactive
Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the macOS, Linux, iOS and Android platforms, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such hits as ROME: Total War for iOS and Android, Tropico and GRID™ Autosport for iOS, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, DiRT® 4™, Total War: WARHAMMER II, Life is Strange™: Before the Storm, A Total War™ Saga: THRONES OF BRITANNIA, Rise of the Tomb Raider®, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, DiRT: Rally®, F1™ 2017, HITMAN™, XCOM® 2, Alien: Isolation™- The Collection, Company of Heroes™ 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™ GOTY, and Empire: Total War™ for macOS and Linux, and The LEGO® Movie 2 Videogame for macOS. Visit the Feral Interactive website and find us on Twitter or Facebook.
About the Kalypso Media Group
Kalypso Media Group GmbH is an independent publisher, developer and marketer of interactive entertainment software with 100 employees in 7 locations in Germany, England and the USA. The group includes Kalypso Media Group GmbH in Worms, Kalypso Media UK Ltd. in Bracknell, Kalypso Media USA Inc. in Ridgewood, Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. in Great Britain and Kalypso Media Mobile in Hamburg/Germany, which was launched in 2015. With Realmforge Studios (Munich) and Gaming Minds Studios (Gütersloh), the company also has two development studios of its own.
Kalypso Media's products include the Tropico series, popular with critics and players alike, the Dungeons series, the successful new Sudden Strike series, the tycoon saga Railway Empire and the fan favourite Dungeons 3. Since July 2018, the IP portfolio of Kalypso Media Group GmbH has also included all rights to the titles of the legendary Pyro Studios (Commandos, Imperial Glory, Praetorians). With Commandos 2 - HD Remaster and Praetorians - HD Remaster, the redesigned versions of these PC strategy classics will be released in Q4 2019. The launch of the PC version of Tropico 6, released in March 2019, was the largest launch in the company's history. The console versions will follow on 27th September 2019. In addition, the Tropico franchise is also available for the first time on mobile platforms with Tropico for iPad/iPhone. A new IP, Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, will release on PC in September 2019 and on consoles in Q1 2020.
More information about the Kalypso Media Group is available at www.kalypsomedia.com.