Tropico 5 box art unveiled alongside new screenshots

Kalypso Media have released boxart for the highly anticipated city builder Tropico 5 along with a myriad of beautiful screenshots.

Tropico 5 will come with a variety of new gameplay features, and all new art that has been reworked to provide the game with a distinct historic visual identity so that as you play through the centuries you won’t simply be using the same old tired buildings.

a beautiful aerial shot of Tropico

The largest of the changes to the game however is dynasties, now they aren't going all Crusader Kings on the series, however the great El Presidente will take control of the infamous island of Tropico during the early colonial times, which can then be guided through the centuries as the world moves forwards.

To ensure that your legacy thrives you’ll need to promote members of your extended family to positions of power in order to lay the foundations of your dynasty, after all, surely El Presidente can’t survive two World Wars, the Great Depression, and the Cold War to modern times?

Tropico 5 will also include advanced trading mechanics as you amass a global trade fleet and use your ships to secure routes to neighbouring islands, this is alongside a wealth of new research options, allowing you to advance your nation through the ages. On top of all that Tropico 5 will be the first in the series to feature up to 4 player cooperative and competitive multiplayer on any given island map, which will require a lot more exploring than you are used to.

up close pigs!

Tropico 5 has not yet been given a release date, but I'm sure we can expect to see one by anytime soon with a Beta test being announced. Tropico 5 is set to release on Windows PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360 early this summer and Playstation 4 later this year.

Don't forget you can register for the Tropico 5 Beta test that will be taking place during March here, be sure to sign up for a chance!