Feral Interactive today announced that Tropico, the strategic city builder and humorous dictator sim, will be released on iPad later this year. Based on the acclaimed series originally published by Kalypso Media, Tropico for iOS has been redesigned and developed for mobile by Feral, and will arrive on iPad as 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 metropolis, a vacation paradise, a police state, or all three!
Fully tailored to and optimised for tablet, Tropico features 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.
“With its delightful mix of strategy and tongue-in-cheek humour, the Tropico series has long been a favourite of desktop and console gamers alike,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “Re-imagining its gameplay for mobile has been great fun; we’re excited by the results, and are delighted to be bringing it to iPad.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Feral Interactive to further expand the Tropico IP to iPad gamers across the globe,” said Marcus Behrens, Publishing Director for Mobile at Kalypso Media. “Tropico has captured the hearts and imagination of millions of gamers during its 17 year history and this transition to tablet takes the brand on a whole new and exciting journey.”
A trailer for Tropico is available now on Feral Interactive’s YouTube channel.
About Feral Interactive
Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of AAA games for the macOS, Linux and iOS platforms, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such hits as GRID™ Autosport and ROME: Total War™ for iOS, A Total War™ Saga: THRONES OF BRITANNIA, Rise of the Tomb Raider®, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, DiRT: Rally®, F1™ 2017, HITMAN™, Total War: WARHAMMER, Life is Strange™, XCOM® 2, Alien: Isolation™, Company of Heroes™ 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Empire: Total War™ for macOS and Linux, and Sleeping Dogs® and LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers for macOS. Visit the Feral Interactive website and find us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
About The Kalypso Media Group
Celebrating its 12th year in the video games industry, the Kalypso Media Group is a privately owned, global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with close to 100 employees worldwide, operating from seven offices across Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media has also established a digital-first label called “Kasedo Games” and enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital subsidiary. Furthermore, the group owns two development studios – Realmforge and Gaming Minds – to secure a constant supply of high quality games, and works with multiple leading independent developers. In 2015, Kalypso Media Mobile was founded in Hamburg, Germany, to deliver great games for mobile devices.
Kalypso Media‘s titles include the critically acclaimed “Tropico” series, strong strategy game franchises like “Dungeons”, “Port Royale” and “Sudden Strike”, as well as action RPG games such as “Vikings – Wolves of Midgard”, among others. For 2018, “Railway Empire”, “Shadows: Awakening” and “Tropico 6” have been announced for all major platforms (PC, Xbox One, PS4), along with “Sudden Strike 4: European Battlefields Edition” for Xbox One and “Project Highrise” for consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch). Moreover, Kasedo Games has signed “Rise of Industry” for digital distribution and Kalypso Mobile has released “The Official BBC Earth Quiz” and “Ski Jumping Pro” on all mobile devices and “Project Highrise” for tablet devices.