Tropico 5 gets banned in Thailand
Kalypso Media has today announced that its latest strategy game, Tropico 5, has been refused a retail release in Thailand by the country’s Board of Film and Video Censors. According to Thailand’s Ministry of Culture, Tropico 5 contains content not appropriate for the current situation the country faces, however it was not revealed what content exactly that is.
Simon Hellwig, Global Managing Director Kalypso Media Group stated, ‘We are disappointed to hear that Tropico 5 will not be released in Thailand. Tropico 3 and 4 both enjoyed successful releases in the country and although the Tropico brand does have a realistic political element to it, the scenarios and content are all delivered with a certain trademark tongue in cheek humour.’
Stefan Marcinek, Global Managing Director, Kalypso Media Group added ‘Our distributor has been working hard to gain approval for the release, but it seems that the Board of Film and Video Censors deem some of the content too controversial for their consumers. This does sound like it could have come from one of El Presidente’s own edicts from the game.’
Source: *Press Release