Tropico Coming to iPad This Year, Won’t Include In-App Purchases

Feral Interactive today announced that the popular Tropico is making its way to iPad in 2018.

The publisher has said that the building simulator has been “redesigned and developed for mobile.”

Tropico’s iOS version will feature intuitive touch controls and an easy-to-use interface, which will “make it smooth and simple for players to issue edicts, erect monuments, develop their island and admire their sun-drenched handiwork.”

Tropico will not feature any in-app purchases, with Feral saying that it will launch as a premium title for iPad.

Feral has not revealed how much Tropico will retail at launch, an official release date or if there are any plans for an Android version.

Players take on the role of El Presidente, who leads the Caribbean island Tropico, and are faced with the task of handling the nation’s economy, infrastructure and different political factions.

“With its delightful mix of strategy and tongue-in-cheek humor, the Tropico series has long been a favorite of desktop and console gamers alike,” says David Stephen, managing director at Feral. “Re-imagining its gameplay for mobile has been great fun; we’re excited by the results and are delighted to be bringing it to iPad.”

Marcus Behrens, publishing director for mobile at Kalypso Media, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Feral Interactive to further expand the Tropico IP to iPad gamers across the globe. Tropico has captured the hearts and imagination of millions of gamers during its seventeen-year history and this transition to tablet takes the brand on a whole new and exciting journey.”

The next chapter in El Presidente’s exploits, Tropico 6, was announced at E3 2017 and is slated to launch at some point in 2018.