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Tropico 3 and RACE On both launch in the UK this Friday.

Bracknell, UK– 11th November 2009

Kalypso Media are thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Tropico 3 (PC and Xbox 360) and the latest instalment in the famed ‘Race’ series, RACE On (PC) will launch this Friday, 13th November in the UK.

Developed by Haemimont Games, Tropico 3 sees you take charge of your very own Caribbean island as the newly installed ‘El Presidente’. How you run your country is down to you – do you turn Tropico into a vacation paradise, a police state or a modern industrial nation? The choice is yours but whatever your decision you will always have to defend your actions before your people!

Tropico 3 includes a robust set of new features, including a powerful new mission editor, an online challenge mode and a new avatar function that allows players to customise their own unique "El Presidente." Once created, the new ruler is free to travel the island giving speeches, issuing edicts and exerting other means of influence.

A comprehensive campaign mode features 18 different missions, while a challenge editor (PC version), new buildings, industries and infrastructure provide players with a wide array of options for hours of in-depth gameplay. User generated content will be available via DLC for Xbox360 players to further the experience. For more information go to

RACE On is the latest game from the Swedish racing sim supremos SimBin Studios. PC players can race 39 meticulously reproduced vehicles that are available in over 450 designs. 27 variants of 21 racing tracks guarantee hours of challenging racing fun. Apart from Imola and Okayama, glamorous raceways such as Laguna Seca, Road America, Sturup and Karlskoga also feature on the impressive list of tracks. Drivers can compete against up to 24 AI drivers in the 17 different race classes, and can of course burn rubber against real players online! The new Dual Ghost mode offers players two ghost opponents to help improve both your own lap times and those of your opponent. A realistic physics engine and a dynamic weather system that can change during a race, provides a totally authentic race atmosphere. Compulsory pit stops in the STCC races add an extra tactical component to the already exhilarating game play experience. For more information go to

Both titles will be released in the UK on 13th November with Tropico 3 launching on PC DVD (RRP £29.99) and Xbox360 (RRP £39.99) and RACE On will be released on PC DVD (RRP £29.99).

For more information please contact

Mark Allen

Head of PR, Kalypso Media

T: +44 (0) 1344 382 148


About Kalypso Media

Specialising in the publishing of interactive media – primarily computer games - Kalypso Media was founded in summer 2006 by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek. A year later, the sister company Kalypso Media UK Ltd. was opened in England and is now led by Andrew Johnson and Charlie Barrett, two experienced members of the Kalypso Media Group management team. In 2009 Kalypso Media Inc. was established in the USA headed up by Deborah Tillett. Kalypso Media also own two development studios, Realmforge Studios GmbH and Gaming Minds Studios GmbH both of which are located in Germany.

About Haemimont Games

Haemimont Games is an independent games development team brought together by a common passion: to thrill, engage and provoke gamers worldwide. Since 1997, the studio has developed eight original titles with numerous add-ons. It is currently working on Tropico 3 among others. For more information on the company can be found by visiting

About bitComposer Games

bitComposer Games is an independent publisher of PC and computer games with its head office in Eschborn, Germany. The company focuses on the international marketing of software entertainment products for the classic PC, console and handheld platforms. bitComposer Games works with experienced development teams and service providers worldwide to develop in-house projects, licensed titles and commissioned productions. For more information, please visit:

About the SimBin Group

The SimBin group is a privately owned group of Swedish companies active in the Video game and Entertainment industry. In the SimBin portfolio of developed games you will find award winning titles like “GTR – The FIA GT Racing Game”, “GT Legends”, “GTR 2 – The FIA GT Racing Game”, “RACE – The WTCC Game”, “RACE 07 - The WTCC Game”, “GTR Evolution” and “STCC The Game”. GTR and RACE are registered trademarks owned by the SimBin group.

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