The Settlers – Kingdoms of Anteria closed beta announced

We absolutely love colony-building games. From the old days of Settlers, Rome and Pharaoh right up to Anno 2070 and even the newer Sim City. There’s something unbelievably satisfying about building a beautiful town and then watching as it crumbles because you’re terrible at planning.

In the near future there’s going to be a closed beta for the newest Settlers game, so sign up at www.thesettlers.com and let us know if you get in! We’ll bring you more once we’ve played the game but for now the full press release is below. If you’re heading to Gamescom check them out at the Ubisoft booth!

London, UK – August 6, 2014 — Today Ubisoft® and Blue Byte® revealed gameplay from The Settlers® – Kingdoms of Anteria, the latest installment of the world-famous building strategy franchise. The online PC game Kingdoms of Anteria takes players on a new The Settlers journey where they manage an emerging economy to create a bustling kingdom while leading their champions through dangerous and challenging adventures.
 
The Settlers – Kingdoms of Anteria offers a unique combination of persistent city building and real-time action strategy. Players will work to build up, control and optimise their production chains and economy to unlock building upgrades and new sectors, resulting in kingdoms growing larger than ever before. They will also have the opportunity to face-off against fierce enemies and frightening bosses in tactical battles to earn resources and special loot as they level up. Players can choose the champion class and skill set that best suits their play style from the thousands of different combinations possible.
 
Players can also team-up with up to three friends to dive into adventures that will help them collect loot while discovering the secrets of the untamed lands of Anteria. They can also visit and trade resources with friends to create a healthy supply chain and economic growth. No matter what players prefer, they will be able to focus gameplay on their favourite feature, either developing the Settlers’ kingdom and optimising the economy or seeking tactical fights and new adventures.

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