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Tropico 5 Linux Release Date Announced, It's Very Close

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Tropico 5 is highly anticipated for Linux gamers and one I have been personally waiting for.

It will officially release on the 19th of September for us Linux gamers!

I can't wait to face off against Linux dictators in Tropico and pretend to be cooperative while building my weapons of mass destruction.

It has a 75/100 metacritic score, so it looks like it's doing pretty well too!

The confirmation comes from their official facebook page (English confirmation below this one):
QuoteNun ist die Katze aus dem Sack: TROPICO 5 Mac- und SteamOS-Version erscheint am 19. September auf Steam und auch im Mac AppStore. ‪#‎Tropico5‬ ‪#‎Mac‬ ‪#‎SteamOS‬

There's also the World of Tropico facebook which states it too:
QuoteTropico 5 Mac and SteamOS version will be released on September, 19!

Loyal citizens and lovers of Tropico! The Tropican Department of Information has an important message from your beloved ruler El Presidente - Tropico 5 will be released for Mac & Linux on the 19th of September via Steam and the Mac App Store. In just a few weeks, Mac/Linux players can also visit the island paradise of Tropico, where the people don’t even have to think for themselves and the burden of voting is kindly relieved by the government. Get yourself a job in Tropico’s booming llama industry, admire quaint historical landmarks such as the Cold War era military base and relax on the beach with Tropico’s own take on the Manhattan – which contains absolutely no alcohol. The Mac/Linux version of Tropico 5 includes cross-platform multiplayer via SteamPlay, Full Controller and Big Picture Mode support. Plus, if you’ve already bought Tropico 5 for PC, then you can download the Mac/Linux edition for absolutely free via Steam cross-buy!

Take on the role of El Presidente in Tropico 5 for Mac & Linux this September and found your own city, build a powerful dynasty and rule across the eras. Or prove your dictator skills/team work (delete where applicable) in competitive and co-operative multiplayer. Tropico 5 for Mac & Linux will be available to purchase on the 19th of September via Steam and the Mac App Store.

Return to the remote island nation of Tropico in the next installment of the critically acclaimed and hugely popular ‘dictator sim’ series. Expand your Dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century, facing an all-new set of challenges, including advanced trading mechanics, technology and scientific research, exploration and for the first time in Tropico history – cooperative and competitive MULTIPLAYER for up to 4 players.

You can check out Tropico 5 on Steam now, but we highly suggest waiting until the Linux version is officially out to avoid getting burnt by last minute delays. Article taken from
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killx_den 4 Sep, 2014
Finally, was a bit worried.

If anyone cares about the translation:

The cat is out of the bag now: Tropico 5 Mac and SteamOS version is going to release at September the 19th in Steam and in the Mac AppStore.

Segata Sanshiro 4 Sep, 2014
Woop! :) Hope there's a bit of a discount on the 19th
GoCorinthians 4 Sep, 2014
Oh...thank u. mine copy is getting dust at steam...Sorry I have already bought, couldnt resist! huge fan!
Teodosio 4 Sep, 2014
Well that was about time! :D
Pinguino 4 Sep, 2014
Oh, sheet, and I'm not even done playing Civ V yet. :]

BTW, is there any chance this game will get gamepad support? It shouldn't be too troublesome, since the game is already on consoles.
jsa1983 4 Sep, 2014
Geez... Not sure if I'll have enough time to play all these new exciting games.
stan 4 Sep, 2014
Hey, it’s not written anywhere but it looks like it’s a real time strategy game, at last! Not turn-based! Yay! Seems interesting.
Segata Sanshiro 4 Sep, 2014
Quoting: stanHey, it’s not written anywhere but it looks like it’s a real time strategy game, at last! Not turn-based! Yay! Seems interesting.

I would say it's a blend of RTS and city-sim, but closer to being a sim really (at least the old ones, haven't played this one).
jordicoma 4 Sep, 2014
It's about time. I thought that they will release "at the same time as steam machines" as they said some months ago. Now I will be able to play.
STiAT 8 Sep, 2014
Looking forward to it.
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