Ubisoft announces The Settlers: Rise of an Empire is now available in the US,
offering the sixth installment in Blue Byte's strategy/management series:
SAN FRANCISCO – September 25, 2007 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world's
largest video game publishers, announced that The Settlers® Rise of an Empire
has shipped to retailers nationwide and is available exclusively for Games for
Windows®. The Settlers Rise of an Empire is the sixth game in the popular PC
strategy franchise that was created by Ubisoft's Blue Byte studio and has sold
more than six million copies worldwide. The Settlers Rise of an Empire is rated
"E10+” for Everyone 10 and Older and has an MSRP of $49.99.
In The Settlers Rise of an Empire, the player builds lively, bustling towns in a
medieval world. Everything is visible, lovingly animated and realistic. Each
settler has his or her own daily routine, with a range of different actions and
behaviors that can be observed by the player at all times. By expanding the
empire, the player can aspire to become a legendary king or queen.
The most popular features of the predecessors in the series have been retained
and many of the fans' requests were incorporated into Settlers Rise of an
Empire, creating an all-new Settlers atmosphere. The result is a realistic
medieval world, captured in intricate detail. The game features an immersive,
yet transparent economic system based on the resources, wares and goods produced
by the settlers in their various trades and occupations.
• Create big, bustling medieval cities: Plot your expansion, manage your
resources wisely and provide for your people. The Settlers Rise of an Empire
offers gameplay that is easy to pick up and allows everybody from beginners to
strategy experts to enjoy the game.
• Protect your citizens and your empire: Build up armies, vehicles and walls to
protect your empire. Everything depends on your economy: Is your empire wealthy
enough to supply a powerful defense force?
• Exciting multiplayer experience: Work cooperatively with a friend and play
against another team: Will your division of labor be efficient enough to beat
• A full living, detailed atmosphere: The RenderWare engine creates an extremely
detailed universe with numerous plants, animals and other details that bring the
environment to life in rich detail.
• Four climatic zones: The four climatic zones and four seasons have full impact
on resource management and gameplay.
• Natural interaction of Settlers: Every Settler has his or her own daily life
and interacts naturally with others.