Ubisoft Launches Castle Empire
UBISOFT® ROLLS OUT FREE-TO-PLAY GAME CASTLE EMPIRE™
SAN FRANCISCO – July 20, 2011 – Today, Ubisoft® announced the development of Castle Empire™, a new free-to-play, browser-based, multiplayer strategy game. Known as The Settlers® Online in Europe, this game has already garnered a strong following among online gamers abroad. In the US, players can get early access to the game by visiting http://www.CastleEmpireOnline.com and registering to be part of the Closed Beta. Participants who sign up for the Closed Beta will be rewarded with an exclusive in-game item.
“The game has had an excellent initial Beta phase in Europe, adding to Ubisoft’s growing list of top-notch free-to-play, browser-based games, and we’re excited to begin rolling it out to new territories,” said Chris Early, Vice President of Digital Publishing at Ubisoft North America. “Castle Empire is a highly entertaining game that highlights Ubisoft's strategy to bring enjoyable experiences to their players while expanding its gaming expertise.”
Developed by Ubisoft’s Blue Byte studio, Castle Empire will allow players to turn their simple plots of land into mighty empires by producing and trading valuable goods with friends, building towns and villages, journeying into the wild to discover new areas, and engaging in battles with anyone that stands in their way.
To sign up for the Closed Beta, please visit http://www.CastleEmpireOnline.com
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