Tropico 5 will enter beta testing in March and players can help make the game better by signing up to take part.

Kalypso is "looking for gamers who have a huge enthusiasm for city-building titles and with a wide experience playing within the genre".

You can register to take part here.

As El Presidente players will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times and then guide it through the centuries.

Tropico 5 promises a host of new features, including advanced trading mechanics, technology, scientific research trees and island exploration, plus cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players.

Source: Press release