Tropico 4 is an upcoming video game developed by Haemimont Games and published by Kalypso Media. It is a construction and management simulation video game, which focuses around a city building simulation. Like the first and third game in the series, the game centers on a customizable main character by the name of "El Presidente" - the dictator that runs the island banana republic.
Not much is known about Tropico 4. The game's campaign makes for a number of scenarios. They out with the main character, "El Presidente," having seized control of a certain island. The game presumably stays true to its dictatorial aesthetics, while giving new options to the player. For example, imports can be monitored as well as exports (whereas the previous games in the series only allowed for coverage on exports). One of the series' core principles of governing is through the issuing of edicts. A lot of edicts present a situation (such as a book burning, or contraception ban) that may cause anger amongst the citizens, or mixed reactions between national factions. With the upcoming Tropico's inclusion of certain ministers, edicts can be popularized without most of the trouble. The two international superpowers of the previous games in the series allowed for international relationships and profit - namely, the US and the USSR. Tropico 4 includes more superpowers, which stand unnamed at the moment.
The game was announced in the middle of August via a press release by publisher, Kalypso Media. It was popularized via an article on the website of popular gaming magazine, Gameinformer, on August 13. The series has always been known to release on PC, and it will; however, a console version is TBA. The press release, as quoted by GI, said: "...news on a possible console version will be available soon".