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Tropico 5 can't be released in Thailand, deemed inappropriate

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Distributor New Era isn't going to appeal the decision

The last two installments of the humorous Tropico simulation series made it to Thailand but this year's game, Tropico 5, will not see release in the country -- it's been banned.

Following a coup in May, Thailand's government is currently under military control. The Board of Film and Video Censors told Tropico 5 distributor New Era that "some contents of the game are not appropriate for the current situation," but did not clarify which content was deemed inappropriate. As a result, New Era has decided against making an appeal to the board.

"Our distributor has been working hard to gain approval for the release," said Kalypso Media Group global managing director Stefan Marcinek, "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."


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