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Tropico 5 PC retail release delayed in North America

Manufacturing issues push physical version to June 17

The retail release of Tropico 5 for PC has been delayed in North America because of manufacturing issues.

Publisher Kalypso Media sent out a press release on Thursday explaining that a delay in the packaging manufacturing process means the product will not hit stores until June 17, nearly a month after its original release date of May 23.


The PC game released on schedule on Steam and other digital distribution services. Mac and Xbox 360 versions are planned for release this summer, and the island dictator sim will hit PS4 in the fall.

Tropico 5 marks the first game in the city building series that features co-operative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players. Each dictator can build up his or her own cities on the same island, cooperating or competing with each other as they please.

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.