London, UK — July 9th, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Anno Online will feature new content. Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte, Anno Online combines the popular gameplay elements of the Anno franchise with brand new features suited to a persistent, web-based browser game.
Complete new shipyard design
Players will discover the new shipyard and get a fast and detailed overview of the ships and their qualities where they can build ready-to-use ships with captains who are already applied directly in the shipyard. Discover various improvements of the ships themselves, see trade ships traveling faster, use the enlarged cargo capacity of the transport fleet (for medium and large ships only) and find new exciting treasures with the expanded treasure hunt feature.
Expanded treasure hunt feature!
The fleet has been enlarged. Instead of the treasure hunter who had been introduced during the Easter event, there will be four new treasure hunters available to hunt and, of course, find enormous treasures. Users will find many different goods like tools and beer but also meat or brocade robes, ship parts, improved sails etc.
Optimised tutorial comes with better quest flow & explanations!
The tutorial has been reworked to provide a better explanation for complex game mechanics. This has been done by rearranging the quest order and implementing new explanatory texts. The accessibility has been improved; players will be guided step by step in the game.
The shipyard will now be unlocked at the amount of 900 vassals. This gives players more time to understand how the ship system works in the game and to prepare for the colonisation of a second island (as soon as the player has reached the amount of 1,500 vassals).
Ubisoft gives the opportunity to players to create their account and jump into the game on the official website: www.anno-online.com
About BlueByte, a Ubisoft studio:
Blue Byte was established in 1988 and released its first hit game in 1991: Battle Isle. This was followed in 1993 by the development strategy game The Settlers®, which established itself as a long-lasting favorite. In 2001, Blue Byte was acquired by Ubisoft, and in 2004 the studio moved into the premises of Ubisoft's German branch in Düsseldorf. The team at Blue Byte is responsible for new productions of The Settlers® and ANNO®. The studio is also active in the free-2-play genre with the web-based browser game The Settlers Online, available in several languages and currently captivating millions of players worldwide.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010-11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1.039 billion. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com
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