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Tropico sequel on its way

Pirates invade Caribbean dictator sim

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Take 2 have revealed that a sequel to last year's Caribbean dictator sim Tropico is in the works, replacing the cast of Fidel Castro wannabes with famous pirates plundering the Spanish Main. Yes, you too can now rule an island full of cut-throat buccaneers, managing important supplies such as rum, weapons, wenches and .. parrots. Apparently the latter play a big part in the game, as "pirates equipped with a parrot on their shoulders and a scary black hat are more likely to strike fear into their victims' hearts". Although the sequel clearly still has its tongue firmly planted in its cheek, the economic model has been turned on its head - rather than growing food, mining ore and producing goods, the wealth of your pirate island will depend on what you can loot from passing ships and capturing prisoners to work for you. A zoning system has also been added to the game, so that wealthy pirates will tend to congregate in the posh areas and upgrade their shacks into impressive looking mansions as they move up in the world. Another change is the company behind the game. Tropico developers PopTop are hard at work on a new game at the moment, and so the sequel is being hand-crafted by Rachel Bernstein and her merry men at Frog City, the team that brought us the addictive turn-based strategy game Trade Empires a few months ago. Tropico 2 : Pirate Cove is currently expected to make landfall in the autumn, so we should know more soon. Related Feature - Tropico review

Source - press release

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