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Tropico 6 looks like paradise in the new trailer

A new Tropico 6 trailer has escaped from El Presidente’s vault, showing off the new engine, customisable palaces, bridges and archipelagos. And if you’re at Gamescom, you’ll be able to take it for a spin yourself. 

As the trailer reminds us, the big change coming with Tropico 6 is the introduction of the new infrastructure wrinkles that come with trying to connect an archipelago. Instead of ruling over a single island, dictators will have lots of them to run, with the potential for multiple settlements. 

I’m a sucker for designing transport networks, and it looks like that’s going to be one of the main concerns for new Tropican tyrants. And if Cities: Skylines has taught me anything, it’s that I can spend entire days building tunnels and worrying about bus routes.

Tropico 6 is due out next year.

Fraser is the sole inhabitant of PC Gamer's mythical Scottish office, conveniently located in his flat. He spends most of his time wrangling the news, but sometimes he sneaks off to write lots of words about strategy games.