Caribbean Skies DLC announced for Tropico 6

Caribbean vibes

Tropico 6 hit the Switch a few weeks back, and now there's already DLC in the pipeline. The Caribbean Skies DLC expands the game in some big ways, and you can see full details in the press release below.

Stop the count! Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Realmforge Studios have been coerced into releasing Caribbean Skies, the latest and greatest add-on for Tropico 6. Available today on the Kalypso Store, Steam, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, Caribbean Skies is Tropico 6’s largest add-on to date, introducing a sky-scraping stack of exciting new gameplay features as El Prez battles to save not only his beloved Tropico, but the world!

In this global-stakes airborne adventure, players will guide Tropico through five brand new campaign missions, deploying a veritable fleet of airborne minions and meeting an eclectic cast of characters along the way. New buildings, edicts and traits all bring fresh twists to the core Tropico 6 gameplay, while additional palace decorations and outfits for El Presidente offer players further choice to customize their islands.


The beloved dicta…uh, leader El Presidente sets out to conquer the Caribbean Skies! The biggest add-on for Tropico 6 to date takes the fun to new altitudes with - drones. Prepare to play a dedicated scenario-driven campaign with 5 new missions, each unlocking different play styles and features. Caribbean Skies takes you on a journey to save the world and with it, your dear Tropico. Throughout the expansion, meet new characters like eccentric scientists and a new antagonist, who means nothing but trouble for El Prez and his endeavors.

The skies above Tropico have never been busier. Put the teamsters to one side and use air delivery to take logistics to the next level. Make use of multiple buildings new to Caribbean Skies such as the Cargo Airport, which lets you transport and export goods between different islands of the Tropican archipelago via cargo planes. With the Drone Delivery Service, set up a drone delivery route between two buildings and use your buzzing new helpers to deliver goods. Meanwhile, the Drone Taxi offers Tropicans a new way to get around. Maintain absolute control and set up a Central Intelligence building to deploy Security Drones to ensure that no scheme goes unnoticed. Finally, the new Balloon Tours lets you provide hot air balloon rides to tourists. Make them happy by choosing scenic routes that show off the beauty of Tropico.

Help El Presidente save the world and make the Caribbean Skies your playground!


New scenario-driven campaign: Play through new and dedicated scenarios featuring 5 all-new missions, each unlocking a new play style. Meet new characters and save the world as El Presidente!

Drones are here: Easily supply remote areas using Delivery Drones or use Drone Taxi for passenger transportation. Keep the people of Tropico under surveillance with Security Drones.

8 new buildings: Get cargo planes and drones in the air with the Drone Factory, Battery Plant, Cargo Airport and Drone Delivery Service. Make use of the Drone Taxi Service, Central Intelligence building and Drone to Home Delivery Service to immerse yourself and your fellow Tropicans in all things drones. Balloon Tours give you the chance to offer tourists a new kind of attraction.

4 new edicts: Gig Economy, Qult Anonymous, Drone Economy, Drone Recycling

2 new traits: Drone Enthusiast, Qult Leader.

3 new palace decorations: Keep your palace fresh with a miniature version of the mysterious SPEAKER. Show everyone you are a techie with a bunch of drones carrying Tropico flags. Use a smaller version of the inexplicable fertility bomb cannon to show everyone how modern agriculture is done.

New outfit: Good vibes only with the colorful new Banana Business Suit, featuring an all-over banana print.

The Caribbean Skies add-on for Tropico 6 launches today on the Kalypso Store, Steam, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Launches for Nintendo Switch™ and Epic Games Store will arrive at a later date.

Realmforge Studios takes over future development of 'Tropico' series

There's been a bit of a behind-the-scenes change for the Tropico series, as the franchise's future has shifted. Get full details on the change-up in the press release below.

Publisher Kalypso Media has today announced that future development of the hugely popular Tropico series will be taken over by Realmforge Studios GmbH.

The German developer, best known for Dungeons 3 and the upcoming Spacebase Startopia, will make its debut contribution to the series before Christmas with Caribbean Skies - an extensive add-on for Tropico 6 which will be available from 16th December for PC, PS4, Xbox One.

To ensure that the developer had the resources necessary to do justice to the ‘Caribbean Skies’ add-on and beyond, Kalypso Media Group extended its previous shares in the developer from 60 to 100 percent, ensuring a complete takeover of Realmforge Studios at the beginning of 2020. Throughout the year, work has been done to expand the studio both in staff and space, including a relocation to a larger office in Munich.

Realmforge Studios and Kalypso Media have held an exclusive publishing relationship for more than a decade, notably making a name for themselves in the strategy market with fan-favourite dungeon management simulator Dungeons 3, which received a 94% positive user rating on Steam. Their next full-scale project, Spacebase Startopia, is already eagerly anticipated among strategy fans and is set to release in Spring 2021 for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™. The current heads of Realmforge Studios, Benjamin Rauscher and Christian Wolfertstetter, will lead the studio for the long term.

"The expansion and complete takeover of the shares is a logical consequence of our strategy to expand our own development resources not only in Germany but internationally. We are offering the highly qualified, motivated team in Munich the opportunity to focus exclusively on the further development of exciting franchises such as Tropico, Dungeons and Spacebase Startopia in the future," says Simon Hellwig, Managing Partner of Kalypso Media Group GmbH.

"Developing complex city-builder and strategy games with that special x-factor element, that are well-received within the community and the wider market on all platforms - that's something we do well. The Tropico brand is therefore a perfect fit for us" adds Christian Wolfertstetter.

"We are very fortunate to have had a strong and secure publishing partner in Kalypso for over 10 years, who supports us at all times and shares our philosophy. At the same time, it is a great honour and a great responsibility for us to have such an important franchise as Tropico in our hands" says Benjamin Rauscher.

Realmforge Studios is currently working to put the finishing touches on long-awaited sci-fi strategy game Spacebase Startopia, in addition to the Tropico 6 add-on ‘Caribbean Skies’.

Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch Edition is out now, launch trailer shared

El Presidente shows the world how it's done

Bracknell, UK - (6 November, 2020) - In what might be an elaborate marketing ploy or simply fortunate timing, Kalypso Media today announced that Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch™ Edition is available to purchase at the Nintendo eShop. Unveiled last week during a Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase, Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch™ Edition brings the beloved dictator sim to the Nintendo Switch™ family of consoles for the first time in the series' history. Budding armchair despots can check out a launch trailer below, featuring Tropico leader El Presidente.

Optimized for on-the-go and docked play, Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch™ Edition includes all original Tropico 6 game content and free updates, plus a brand-new palace design, the glamorous Flamingo Pond accessory, and a tourist outfit for El Presidente – perfect for keeping tabs on fellow Tropicans.

Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch™ Edition is available now via the Nintendo eShop.

Kalypso Livestream
Join the Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch™ Edition launch celebrations by tuning into the Kalypso Media Twitch channel this evening from 6pm GMT for an exclusive livestream - hosted by El Prez' official in-house body double, Konstantin Sauer

Rule everywhere with Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch™ Edition!
For the first time in series’ history, Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch™ Edition brings the beloved dictator sim to the Nintendo Switch™ family of consoles.

Play as ‘El Presidente’ - feared dictator or peace-loving statesman of the great island nation of Tropico and complete a variety of challenges on the international stage through four distinctive eras. Keep your wits handy and let your decisions write you as a true tyrant or symbol of freedom for the people.

Optimized for on-the-go and docked play, Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch™ Edition includes all original Tropico 6 game content and free updates, plus a brand-new palace design, the glamorous Flamingo Pond accessory, and a Tourist outfit for El Presidente’ – perfect for spying… err, keeping a close eye on fellow Tropicans.

Manage extensive archipelagos, build bridges to connect islands and explore new means of transportation and infrastructure. As Tropico’s watchful leader, focus on furnishing a personal island paradise or bring the world to you and send specialist task forces on raids to ‘acquire’ your nation iconic world monuments such as the Statue of Liberty, Brandenburg Gate, Eiffel Tower and more!

- Optimized for Nintendo Switch™, rule Tropico from the comfort of your living room or on-the-go
- Play on large archipelagos for the first time in the series, managing multiple islands while adapting to a variety of new challenges
- Send specialist presidential task forces to raid foreign lands, steal world wonders and bolster your personal collection
- Construct bridges and tunnels to connect your islands and build up a robust transport infrastructure of buses, taxis, and aerial cable cars to ensure freedom of movement for your citizens
- Customize your presidential palace with a variety of unique accessories and facades
- Make use of a revised research system and focus on becoming the world’s greatest dictator or a free-thinking man of the people
- Wrestle for power with an assortment of far-fetched election speeches and promises, all of which you cannot possibly hope to keep

Tropico 6 - more gameplay footage

The Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch™ Edition includes an exclusive palace design, the captivating flamingo pond, something every dictator craves to impress his neighbouring states and a tourist costume for El Prez to enjoy those warm caribbean nights adequately.

Nearly two hours of Tropico 6 Switch gameplay shared

Let's head to paradise

Just yesterday, Tropico 6 was confirmed for a Switch release on November 6th, 2020. Want to see how the Switch version is shaping up? Publisher Kalypso Media has put together a live-stream that features nearly 2 hours of gameplay from the Switch. Give it a watch above!

Tropico 6 heading to Switch on Nov. 6th, new trailer shared

Bracknell, UK - (28 October, 2020) - Publisher Kalypso Media today announced that fans of Tropico 6 will soon be able to rule everywhere as the beloved dictator simulator makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch™ family of consoles on the 6th of November. A release date reveal trailer for Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch™ Edition was shown earlier today during the Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase of 2020.

Optimized for on-the-go and docked play, Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch™ Edition includes all original Tropico 6 game content and free updates, plus a brand-new palace design, the glamorous Flamingo Pond accessory, and a tourist outfit for El Presidente – perfect for keeping tabs on fellow Tropicans.

Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch™ Edition will launch on Nintendo Switch™ on the 6th of November. Pre-order now from the Nintendo eShop to receive 10% off.

Check out the European cover for Tropico 6

Who's ready for a vacation?

In times of political turmoil and social unrest, the people are calling for visionary leaders, who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. Prove yourself once again as a feared dictator or peace-loving statesman on the island state of Tropico and shape the fate of your nation through four distinctive eras. Face new challenges on the international stage and always keep the needs of your people in mind.

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!

Tropico 6 officially confirmed for Switch

El presidente is coming

After a few hints at release via retail listings, it's finally official. Tropico 6 is coming to Switch, as confirmed by Koch Media and Kalypso Media. No release date for the title yet, but hopefully we get that info soon. For now, check out gameplay details for Tropico 6 below.

Play on large archipelagos for the first time in the series. Manage multiple islands at the same time and adapt to various new challenges.

Send your agents on raids to foreign lands to steal world wonders and monuments, to add them to your collection.

Build bridges, construct tunnels and transport your citizens and tourists in taxis, buses and aerial cable cars. Tropico 6 offers completely new transportation and infrastructure possibilities.

Customize the looks of your palace at will and choose from various extras.

Tropico 6 features a revised research system focusing on the political aspects of being the world’s greatest dictator.

Election speeches are back! Address the people and make promises that you can’t possibly keep.

Tropico 6 features multiplayer for up to 4 players.