Tropico 3
Tropico 3 Demo Up On Live
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Kalypso Media today announced that from today, Xbox Live Gold Members will be able to find a demo of their recently released Tropico 3 on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Silver members will get access to the demo next Wednesday, November 25th.

The demo, which weighs in at 1GB, allows you to take the helm for two of the game's main missions:

MISSION 1: Bananas
"The abdication of the old Presidente of St. Helena provided the perfect opportunity for your rise to power. Now as the head of state it is your job to lead this small island nation to a new age of prosperity."

"St. Helena is a modest island with rich and fertile lands, which have attracted the attention of the American food conglomerate Fruitas LTD. You should make use of the gringos to secure the financial future of the island as well as your own Swiss Bank Account."

MISSION 2: Second Chance
"The band of rebels led by your twin managed to drive you out of your own island. Taking the entire treasury, you hitched a ride on an old fishing boat, seeking refuge in your summer residence on the island of El Acantilado."

"Chased away from their own homes, your most loyal supporters have followed you. Taking the burden of leadership once again you have promised them a fresh start. Your new island is a poor and dry hunk of rock. Several rich iron ore deposits are its only viable resources..."

The demo is out now, so you should check it out... we most certainly are. This demo is available for all Xbox Live regions, to queue it up, head here.


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Comment #2 by JoeyStone
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 09:07:12 AM
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Quite look forward to this game, shall check out the demo for sure.

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Comment #3 by Infomouse
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 09:08:02 AM
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I thought this game was delayed until February but i heard it was out yesterday.

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Comment #4 by Doric
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 09:09:09 AM
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Played the first game and expansion on the PC YEARS ago, loved it so im definately picking this up

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Comment #5 by The Lovat Scout
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 09:09:26 AM
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That guy on the cover looks goofy as hell, lol.

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Comment #6 by Akystar
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 09:10:39 AM
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Will try out, waiy for price to come down, bit steep at £39.99 especially so soon after modern warfare 2.

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Comment #7 by ScottCorno1987
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 09:12:31 AM
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Not worth £39.99.... but its stiil a good title if you like sim city, God style games. Glad my store had them mispriced at £25 because thats more of a reasonable price point for this type of game.

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Comment #8 by Ooyah
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 09:16:39 AM
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#5 - Lol... ever heard of Castro?!? :)

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Comment #10 by crazycanuck117
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 09:24:24 AM
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tropico was awesome on the pc, glad to see it's getting some console love

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Comment #11 by Mike Langlois
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 09:27:02 AM
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Its not out till February is it? Thats what i heard last.

The demo is great, the kinda game thats, the more you get into it, the better the experience.

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Comment #12 by Webb [STAFF]
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 09:51:00 AM
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@#11 - It's out everywhere as far as I know.

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Comment #13 by Skid Row Trash
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:19:20 AM
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I hope it is as good as Tropico, Tropico Mucho Macho Edition, and Tropico 2: Pirates Cove.

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Comment #14 by Beatonator
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:25:59 AM
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Really looking forward to downloading this demo as I played the first and loved it. Just gutted gotta wait for my connection at home to go live on the 25th! :@

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Comment #15 by Mike Langlois
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:51:24 AM
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One problem i have yet to see a fix for: zooming controls are inverted. Annoying.

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Comment #16 by JustAFriend
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:44:44 AM
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just started downloading this, sounds like a fun game, hope it lives up to my hype.

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Comment #17 by CLB Left 4 Dead
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:32:32 PM
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cool, shame i need to write a 2000 word essay for friday

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Comment #18 by Barry619
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:45:23 PM
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Now downloading, I didn't get the PC version as I wanted to wait and see what the 360 one was like, as long as it's not messed up with difficult controls on a pad then I'll be purchasing it soon.

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Comment #19 by adriano28
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 01:40:36 PM
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i haven't heard of this game before. ill try the demo.

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Comment #20 by Dathcha
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 06:00:03 PM
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Agreed #18... I loved the previous Tropico games (on the PC) and as long as the demo sells me on the idea of playing this with an XBox controller then a purchase shall be certain :)

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Comment #21 by perfectsong
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 06:56:22 PM
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The PC version is out already. The xbox version comes out in feb...

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Comment #22 by oOBloodOceanOo
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 07:12:43 PM
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#21 is right, all the info I've found points to february second.

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Comment #23 by indieboy_86
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 01:59:17 AM
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Out now, in the UK at least.

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Comment #24 by oOBloodOceanOo
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 05:38:22 AM
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WooHoo! This game is region free. I just ordered it from

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Comment #25 by Octobox
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:54:33 AM
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february 2nd for US version

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Comment #26 by tsydrown
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 01:41:09 PM
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Heard of previous Tropico games, always had a good look about them. Downloading as I type . . . :-D

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Comment #27 by Veles
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 02:13:30 PM
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Doesn't work too well on a console. I'm fine with an FPS on a console, but this type of game should stay with a keyboard and mouse.

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US February 16, 2010

ESRB: Teen
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