Kalypso has opened up best test applications for forthcoming tyrant simulator Tropico 5.

You can apply for the March beta right now, with Kalypso seeking “gamers who have a huge enthusiasm for city-building titles and with a wide experience playing within the genre.” Also, gamers who speak English, because that’s the language that’ll be used for “all communication within the beta.”

No word on what’ll actually be in the beta, but I’m going to take a guess it’ll be the cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players, sinceĀ Tropico 5 marks the first time the series has featured something like that.

Tropico 5 focuses on dynasties, with you leading the island nation through various eras starting with colonial times. You’ll also have family members to deal with, who can be given positions of power within your island paradise. It’s due out in the second quarter of this year.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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