Kalypso Media has announced the first expansion for Tropico 5. Entitled Waterborne, this expansion features water based game mechanics for the first time in the history of the series and comes with a slew of new features and enhancements: such as water traffic, larger coastal areas and new events to keep even the most seasoned island ruler on their toes.
In Waterborne, players will be able to build brand new off-shore alternatives for defence, food, energy, entertainment and even housing. Organise and co-ordinate transport to production buildings like the Oyster and Kelp farms, construct tidal power plants as an eco-friendly alternative to nuclear power and build luxurious floating apartments.
In addition, players will be able to launch military submarines to bolster your naval forces – or create an exotic bathysphere attraction to compliment your bustling tourist paradise.
The ‘Waterborne’ expansion for Tropico 5 includes an all-new campaign spanning 6 epic scenarios, new dialogue and story. Plus, all new content and off-shore gameplay works with existing sandbox maps and multiplayer modes.
‘Waterborne’ for Tropico 5 is out to download for PC via Steam and the Kalypso Launcher on December 17th for £14.99/€19.99/$19.99.
Here are Waterborne’s key features:
• New campaign and story spanning 6 challenging missions
• 9 new off-shore buildings and marine vehicles
• 4 new island maps (also available for sandbox games)
• 4 new music tracks
• 2 new avatar costumes
• 6 new avatar accessories
• New sandbox tasks and events to go with the waterborne setting