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Survival Becomes Contagious in Tropico 6 ‘s Latest DLC – Going Viral.

El Presidente is running out of patients

October 12, 2023

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Title: Tropico 6
Platforms:  PC (12th October)
Xbox (One, Series X|S), PlayStation®4|5 (26th October)
Developer: Realmforge Studios
Genre: Dictator Simulator
Release: Going Viral DLC
Hashtag: #Tropico6


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Bracknell, UK – (12th October, 2023) - Publisher Kalypso Media and in-house developer Realmforge Studios have announced the newest DLC addition to the popular strategy title, Tropico 6 – Going Viral. Prepare that syringe, sanitize those hands (for a full thirty seconds), and slip into a clean set of scrubs because El Presidente is Going Viral in what promises to be his toughest battle yet. Faced with a microscopic, yet mighty threat, new diseases threaten to put all Tropicans at risk. The race for the cure starts today on PC and comes to consoles October 26th on Xbox One and Series X|S, and PlayStation 4|5.

Join El Presidente, as he delves into the world of pandemics and the chaos of political maneuvering as he aims to conquer or capitalize on four new diseases disrupting the daily life of loyal Tropicans. The Going Viral DLC introduces the new “Panic” mechanic which measures the Tropican’s reactions to these diseases. With this insight into their level of panic, will you raise the alarm to exploit the fear of your citizens or keep the population calm in the face of a potentially deadly threat?

With the addition of these new viruses, some afflicted residents will experience severe harm, while others will only experience mild symptoms. As the fearless leader, you will pull the strings to keep the pandemic in check with nine new buildings and 16 new edicts. Build the Colossal Hospital to increase your medical capacities and place medical checkpoints to find infected individuals. Fight the plague in style with the new outfit option for El Presidente - the Plague Mask Accessory. You will be perfectly prepared for any and all destruction this pandemic brings to Tropico.

Tropico 6 – Going Viral has been released upon the world on PC, with a second strain infecting consoles on October 26th across Xbox One and Series X|S, and PlayStation 4|5
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  • Find the cure, with Tropico 6 – Going Viral: 4 different diseases hit Tropico and disrupt daily life; some may severely harm your citizens, others may be just a mild cough *cough*.  

  • Pull the strings & keep control in a 4 mission-campaign or fight the diseases on a new multiplayer map

  • Stay calm… or don’t! Influence the masses with the new “Panic” mechanic. The panic meter measures how the Tropican citizens feel about the diseases. High panic allows for more powerful edicts to be enacted. Should you raise the alarm in order to exploit the situation with powerful edicts, or keep the population calm in the face of a potentially deadly threat? 

  • Inject first, ask later: A host of 16 exciting new edicts will be unlocked as your panic meter rises and will give you different ways in which to exploit the disease in Tropico: Inject first, ask questions later, mandate masks, or choose to gear up for a viral palace party, it’s all up to you, El Presidente! 

  • Managing the disease: 9 new buildings will change the way you manage Tropico and how you deal with outbreaks and diseases. Use the Healing Howitzer to speedily distribute the cure to your Tropicans or build the new Colossal Hospital to increase your medical capacities and place Medical Checkpoints on the streets to find infected people.  In addition, during the campaign a curious quack will also help you manage the disease in Ambrosius’ Magic Hut. 

  • Fight the plague in style with new design options for El Presidente & the palace! With new accessories like the plague doctor for El Presidente or the Medical Fencing for your palace, you'll be perfectly prepared. 


For more information, please contact the Kalypso Media PR team

About the Kalypso Media Group
Kalypso Media Group GmbH is an independent publisher, developer and marketer of interactive entertainment software with over 200 employees at 10 locations across Germany, England, France, Japan and the USA. The Kalypso Media Group includes Kasedo Games, the digital label of Kalypso Media Group, along with five development studios: Realmforge Studios (Dungeons series), Gaming Minds Studios (Railway Empire, Port Royale), Claymore Game Studios (upcoming Commandos game), Nine Worlds Studios (Tropico 7) and Bulwark Studios (Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus).

Specialising in the development of strategy and simulation games for a global audience on multi platforms, Kalypso Media Group's IP portfolio includes full rights to the Tropico series, Commandos, Port Royale, Dungeons, Sudden Strike and Railway Empire, among others. Kalypso Media's most recent releases are Matchpoint – Tennis Championships, Commandos 3 – HD Remaster, Tortuga - A Pirate's Tale, and Railway Empire 2 (upcoming: Dungeons 4 2023 and The Inquisitor 2024). Recent releases from Kasedo Games include City of Gangsters, the console and tablet versions of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus and IXION (upcoming: Uncle Chop’s Rocket Shop). Find out more at www.kalypsomedia.com.

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