Tropico 5 trailer shows off series-first multiplayer

City builder heading to PC

Kalypso Media has released a new Tropico 5 trailer offering a look at the sequel's new multiplayer features.

Tropico 5 will mark the first game in the city building series that features co-operative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players.

In multiplayer scenarios, each dictator can build up his or her own cities on the same island, cooperating or competing with each other as they please.

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Tropico 5 also introduces dynasties to the series' totalitarian political system. As the island advances from the 19th century through the 21st, players can promote El Presidente's family members to positions of power across the island's government - assuming, as always, that the citizens don't overthrow them.

The game is said to feature a "wealth" of other new features, including advanced trading mechanics, technology, scientific research trees and island exploration.

Tropico 5 will release globally for PC on May 23, and in North America on June 3. Xbox 360 and Mac versions are due over the summer, and a recently-announced PS4 version is targeted for Autumn.