Tropico 6 teased in 'Rule Again' trailer

El Presidente will return next year in what is almost certainly Tropico 6, the latest in the building-sim-strategy series set in a tongue-in-cheek semi-democratic republic. The teasing trailer below doesn't quite announce the game, but it does show the series' cigar-sucking icon, El Presidente, getting ready to lead his people once again.

Whatever it ends up being called, the game will release next year, and if the trailer is any indication, there will be plenty of references to topical political phenomena including Brexit and Trump.

In his Tropico 5 review, Phil reckoned that the previous entry wasn't "a dramatic reinvention, but still an enjoyable game of construction, economics and election fraud".

Long-time Tropico developers Haemimont Games are currently working on Surviving Mars, a city-building Martian strategy game for publisher Paradox. Here's everything we know about that so far.

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Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.