Dictate-'em-up Tropico 5 has been confirmed for PlayStation 4! It will be the first game in the series to appear on Sony hardware ever ever ever.

On PS4 he'll perform like Castro GTX.

Tropico 5 had already been announced for PC, Mac and Xbox 360, although there's no word on Xbox One - nor a release date past 2014. But on PS4, "Tropico and El Presidente have never looked better."

Also dropped (like a political opponent) in the press release was word of multiplayer in Tropico 5, both cooperative and competitive, and for up to four people. This is another series first, and our resident Tropico fanatic Tom Champion still can't picture how it'll work.

Tropico 5 also has dynasties, which allow you and your offspring to rule the tropical island for centuries, from colonial times through World Wars up to the modern day. Previous Tropico games had far narrower timespans, lasting only a few decades under one ruler.

Tropico is an often overlooked settlement-management series, although the games are deliciously corrupt and satirical. The 2009 Tropico 3 had more about it than the 2011 Tropico 4. Let's hope Tropico 5 will trounce the lot.

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