Destineer’s MacSoft has announced plans to publish the Macintosh conversion of
Tropico 2: Pirate Cove
on May 19th. The sequel to the strategy game that put you in the role of a leader of a banana republic takes a turn back in time as you assume the role of a pirate king ruling over 17th century sea dogs. It will be available for US$29.99, and will ship in Europe in June.
In Tropico 2: Pirate Cove, you can plunder wealthy merchant vessels for booty, take prisoners and bring them back to your island to work as captives. You can assuage your motley band of savage buccaneers by plying them with gambling, feasting and rum, but be warned — if you’re not a good provider, they won’t take your orders. In fact, you might find yourself on your way to Davy Jones’ locker if you’re not careful!
All the while you’ll need to watch out for escaping prisoners and revolts; teaching your pirate crews essential skills like swordfighting, and how to aim a cannon. You can build pirate schools, or recruit other famed pirates to work for you, like Blackbeard and Henry Morgan. If you succeed as Pirate King, you’ll even be able to take on and plunder the Spanish treasure fleets.
Developed for the PC by Frog City, Tropico 2: Pirate Cove was licensed from Take-Two Interactive. The Macintosh conversion of the game was handled by Westlake Interactive. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. System requirements call for an 800 MHz or faster processor, Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later, 256MB RAM, OpenGL-compatible graphics system with at least 32MB VRAM, CD or DVD drive and 1.8GB free hard disk space.