Ubisoft announces their reboot of The Settlers
will settle onto PCs next year.
They demonstrate their commitment to the plan by offering preorders through
, saying committing to this in advance earns you an exclusive
decorative Statue of the First Settlers, which can be placed in any of your
settlements. In case that seems too straightforward, they spice things up by
offering a choice between a Standard Edition, a Gold Edition, an Entdecker
Edition for Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Poland, and a Collector's Edition
for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. They celebrate the news with the
Official Gamescom 2019
. Here are some details on the game:
The Settlers can be
played both in PVE and PVP, and features three modes for players to enjoy:
Campaign, Skirmish and Multiplayer. Powered by Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine, the
game will use the new procedural map generation technology of landscapes and
missions, bringing to players an authentic sense of discovery, exploration and
Players who immerse themselves in The Settlers’ colourful open world will
discover stunning visuals and the innumerable details of the Wuselig, or
bustling, feeling, specific to the brand’s DNA.
Among the features in the upcoming installment, The Settlers will offer
alternative methods of victory, including:
- The Combat strategy: Players would control
full armies of different units, taking on and defeating enemy armies to take
over or defend their territory. Special units such as army leaders can have
a positive effect on their troops.
The Glory strategy: Players would select a hero character who will
fight in the arena against the enemy. Once a player initiates a battle,
spectators representing both sides will gather at the arena to watch the
battle. Winning a fight can lead to dissatisfaction among the defeated
party. This however can lead to revolts, allowing the player to take over
the enemy territory.
The Faith strategy: the third winning strategy will allow players to
inspire Faith amongst Settlers and will be detailed at a later date.