ANNO® Online is now available on steam
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – July 10, 2015 – Ubisoft® and Blue Byte® have announced that ANNO® Online is now available on Steam. Players of the acclaimed city-builder can add ANNO Online for free to their Steam library. Using a Steam account allows players to start the game directly from the desktop and chat with friends, all while raising glorious metropolises.
In addition to the Steam launch, a new update for Anno Online introduces new features to last year’s player versus environment battle system. Players can now upgrade their battle ships using the ship tech tree which unlocks powerful cannons, more resistant armor and more. New quests and challenges explore the rise of the pirate captains, the toughest enemies in ANNO Online so far.
ANNO Online on Steam is available here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/336510
About ANNO Online:
ANNO Online is a free-to-play city-builder game which lets you build magnificent metropolises by your own design from the ground up. While caring for your people, constructing new buildings and managing production lines, you will unlock new buildings and face new challenges as your population’s demands evolve. In ANNO Online players have the opportunity to be part of a vast empire and get organized in powerful guilds to work towards joint goals and server-wide quests. A key feature is the trading of goods with other players creating a rich social environment of continuous player-to-player interaction for the first time within the award-winning ANNO franchise. Play ANNO Online now at www.anno-online.com.
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About Blue Byte
Having opened their doors in 1988, Blue Byte’s first hit came in 1991 with Battle Isle, followed by the ever-popular development strategy game The Settlers® – which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013. Following their acquisition by Ubisoft in 2001, the studio continued work on The Settlers® series, and began overseeing the production of ANNO® in 2007. Winner of 2012 “Best European Studio” award (European Games Awards), Blue Byte expanded in 2014 with the acquisition of a new branch in Mainz. The teams are developing and operating HD, browser-based and mobile games, including Might and Magic® Heroes® Online, ANNO® Online and The Settlers® Online, captivating millions of players worldwide. In 2014 the studio successfully launched ANNO®: Build an Empire on mobile devices. Currently The Settlers®: Kingdoms of Anteria for PC and Assassin’s Creed® Identity for smartphones and tablets are in development at Blue Byte’s Düsseldorf studio while the Mainz studio works on Anno 2205TM which will bring the acclaimed city-builder series into space. www.bluebyte.com
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