Le nouvel épisode de la série Anno vient d’arriver sur nos écrans. Entièrement consacré à la révolution industrielle, il devrait très certainement offrir de quoi bien s’amuser tout en découvrant cette époque. Il va de plus bénéficier par la suite de trois DLC qui enrichiront son contenu, élargissant même un peu plus les horizons de jeu du joueur en lui permettant d’aller jusque dans l’arctique.
A noter que le jeu fait partie de ceux ayant rejoint la nouvelle plateforme d’Epic Games, il n’est donc plus disponible via Steam comme c’était le cas. Les joueurs ayant précomamndé le jeu sur Steam peuvent toutefois recevoir leur jeu et bénéficier des futures mises à jour normalement.
BUILD YOUR INDUSTRIAL EMPIRE with ANNO 1800: AVAILABLE NOW
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM— April 16th, 2019 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Anno 1800, the latest installment from the successful city-building and strategy franchise, is launching worldwide on Windows PC. In addition, Ubisoft revealed the Anno 1800 post-launch plan including a Season Pass with three major DLCs. Moreover, all Anno 1800 players will have access to free content including the upcoming Co-Op Mode, Community Challenges and Statistics Building.
Rich with technological innovations, conspiracies, and constantly fluctuating allegiances, the 19th century is the perfect setting for classic Anno gameplay. Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte, Anno 1800 provides players with countless opportunities to prove their skills as a ruler. Players can create huge metropolises, plan efficient logistics networks, settle an exotic new continent, send out global expeditions, and dominate their opponents by diplomacy, trade, or warfare.
Anno 1800 combines beloved features from 20 years of Anno history, delivering a rich city-building experience, including a story-based campaign, a highly customizable sandbox mode, and the classic Anno multiplayer experience. Anno 1800 will see the return of highly requested features such as individual AI opponents, shippable trade goods, randomly generated maps, multi-session gameplay, items and more.
To bring this pivotal historical era to life, Anno 1800 introduces many all-new features to the franchise. Expeditions allow players to send crews of specialists across the globe as they seek fame and fortune, while the new workforce feature makes managing your factories more demanding and realistic than ever. Finally, players will settle South America as they lay claim to the black gold powering this new age of industry.
With the Anno Season Pass* players will have access to new adventures, challenges and tools as they shape their very own Industrial Revolution. The Season Pass includes the three following DLCs to be released throughout 2019:
The Sunken Treasure: Players will be able to expand their empire with a new European “Old World” session and large continental island, as they join an eccentric inventor on a treasure hunt.
Botanica: In this DLC, players will have the opportunity to grow their city’s attractiveness to new heights with a modular Botanical Garden, allowing them to earn new items and rewards as they draw the tourist masses to their floral masterpiece.
The Passage: Players will have to master all-new production chains and goods as they build an Arctic outpost in the Northwest Passage.
Cosmetic Content (available today): Season Pass owners will also receive immediately three cosmetic customization items that they can use to customize their game profile for multiplayer: the prisoner portrait, and two exclusive company logos.
In addition, regular game updates will bring new free content available for all players after launch including:
Co-Op Mode: This highly requested community feature will be added to the game in a future update, allowing players to team up with their friends to take shared control of a single empire as it evolves throughout the industrial revolution.
Community Challenges: The Anno Community will received regular challenges that will require all of them to come together to reach a shared goal. Doing so will unlock new cosmetic customization options like company icons or even skins for all participants.
Statistics Building: The most experienced players who love to go all-in on the min-maxing will enjoy this new feature. Statistics building will enable players to get more information about their production chains and their output.
Anno 1800 and the Season Pass are available digitally on the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games store for Windows PC. The Season pass can be purchased at the price of £20.99 from the Ubisoft Store . Players who pre-ordered Anno 1800 will receive the Imperial Pack containing extra content for the game. Digital Deluxe and Pioneers Editions owners will have access to exclusive content including the Anarchist character**.
For more than a year and a half, Anno 1800 has invited players to take part in the creation and the development of the game by giving feedback through the Anno Union. So far, more than 160 blogs have been published, 15,000 comments posted and 5 community contests organized. This collaboration between players and the studio enables the development team to shape the game and add requested community features.
For more information about Anno, please visit: https://annogame.com/
To join Anno Union, please visit: https://www.anno-union.com/
*For more information about the Season Pass you can look at the article from Anno Union: https://www.anno-union.com/en/a-glimpse-of-the-future/
**Final content and release dates subject to change. Some features may not be available at launch. Content may be available for purchase and/or as giveaway(s) separately at Ubisoft’s sole discretion at any time.
About Ubisoft Blue Byte:
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, Ubisoft Blue Byte is one of the pioneers of the German games industry. At three sites in Düsseldorf, Mainz and Berlin Blue Byte develops high-class strategy games such as “The Settlers” and “Anno” which are played by millions of gamers around the globe. The studios are also successfully co-developing big Ubisoft brands, such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and Beyond Good and Evil 2 on which the teams work in close collaboration with leading Ubisoft studios. Blue Byte’s international team of 450+ developers is dedicated to create memorable and inspiring gaming experiences while using and supporting the latest technologies and platforms. Ubisoft Berlin, which opened in early 2018, is part of the Ubisoft Blue Byte studio network. Learn more about Ubisoft Blue Byte at www.bluebyte.com.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.
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Announcing the Anno 1800 Season Pass and our free content plans
One of the most frequently asked questions over the past weeks and months has been what kind of post-launch content and support players could expect from Anno 1800. Today, we are happy to answer some of those questions, as we announce our Season Pass, which consists of three DLCs (which will also be available separately) that we plan to release throughout 2019. We are also giving you a first glimpse at our free content plans, and detail how you can upgrade your standard edition of the game to the Digital Deluxe Edition to secure the Anarchist character that we will release in the coming months.
The 1800 Season Pass is here
Let’s start with the biggest news: We are announcing the Anno 1800 Season Pass, which will give players access to three big content drops that we will be releasing throughout the year.
Our goal with these DLCs is to offer a variety of content that expands on all the new features and systems of Anno 1800. This includes some new additions that the community has been asking for or speculating about. So let us a first teasing look at what to expect when you buy the Season Pass.
DLC 1: Sunken Treasures
Expand your island with a new European session and large continental island, as you join an eccentric inventor and his diving bell on a treasure hunt.
DLC 2: Botanica
Grow your city’s attractiveness to new heights with a modular Botanical Garden, allowing you to earn new items and rewards as you draw the tourist masses to your floral masterpiece. Alternatively, construct the new Musical Pavilion and enjoy beloved tracks from previous Anno games inside your city.
DLC 3: The Passage
The Passage will take you on a new adventure to the Arctic Circle as you explore the legendary Northwest Passage. To succeed in this merciless climate, you will need to construct an arctic outpost and master all-new production chains and goods.
Cosmetic Content (available on Day 1)
Buyers of the Season Pass will also immediately receive three cosmetic customization items that you can use to customize your game profile for multiplayer: the prisoner portrait, and two exclusive company logos (“Promethean Fire” and “Eagle Crest”).
The Anno 1800 Season Pass is now available for digital purchase and is priced at 24,99$/€.
Upgrade your game to Digital Deluxe and secure the upcoming Anarchist character
Another question that has frequently popped up is how players who have bought the standard edition of Anno 1800 could get access to the Anarchist character when it is released. This is now possible, thanks to our Digital Deluxe Edition upgrade, which you can now buy to upgrade your version of the game.
Doing so unlocks fours things for you:
Access to the Anarchist character (once he releases in the future)
4 unique company logos you can use to customize your profile (now available)
A digital version of our beautiful artbook (now available)
A digital selection of music from Anno 1800’s orchestral soundtrack (now available)
Also, to avoid any confusion: The Anarchist is only available as part of the Digital Deluxe Edition, the Digital Deluxe Edition Upgrade and the Pioneers Edition. It is not part of the Season Pass (see above for details on what is included in the Season Pass).
So, who is the Anarchist, exactly?
“A self-proclaimed anarchist, Dr. Mercier has created a radical new society free of the state. Formerly champion of a union of student dentists, Mercier was asked by the Queen to use his popular appeal to pacify increasing threats of revolution in her territories. Instead Mercier sided with the protesters, declaring the people’s complete independence from crown authority.”
In game terms, the Anarchist is a new NPC opponent you can select to play against, including his own unique set of quests and rewards for the player to tackle. And while we don’t want to spoil too much, we can safely say that he will bring a very flavorful and unique playstyle to the game, with his own set of behavioral rules that mirror his views on politics and society.
Consider yourselves warned…
Did someone say Free Content?
As you can see from the above, we do have some big plans to support Anno 1800 and to make sure it stays exciting and fresh for our Annoholics. To this end, we are also planning to deliver regular Game Updates that will be free for all players of Anno 1800. Those will not only include bug fixes and ongoing balancing, but will also include all-new game content- some of which is a direct result of your feedback here on the Anno Union. So let’s see what’s in store (Note: We can’t promise any dates when this content will hit, so the below order does not necessarily reflect how it will be released).
One request we have seen from many of the more experienced Anno players that love to go all in on the min-maxing is to have more information about their production chains and their output available. To provide you this information, we will be introducing a new statistics building in the future.
You asked for it, and we listened: Anno 1800 will receive a free co-op mode in a future update, allowing you to team up with your friends to take shared control of a single empire as it evolves throughout the industrial revolution
We will be giving the Anno Community regular challenges that will require all of you to come together to reach a shared goal. Doing so will unlock new cosmetic customization options like company icons or even skins for all participants. Go Anno union!
And that’s it for today! We know that you are all busy enjoying Anno 1800 as it currently stands, but we hope you enjoyed this first glimpse of what we have planned for you in the future.