LONDON, UK – November 24th, 2009 – Today Ubisoft announced Anno 1404 Venice, the add-on for Anno 1404, the acclaimed real-time strategy and simulation game released earlier this year. Anno 1404 Venice will combine the signature gameplay mechanics of Anno 1404 and the richness of the Venetian culture. In addition, gamers will now be able to play Anno 1404 with their friends thanks to the new online multiplayer mode. The add-on is due to release next February 2010 in EMEA territories.
“With Anno 1404 Venice we are proud to bring a whole new dimension to gamers by letting them experience new multiplayer challenges online with their friends” said John Parkes, marketing director EMEA at Ubisoft, “we're confident that this add-on will please fans of the series as well as newcomers to the franchise.”
Key Features of ANNO 1404 Venice :
• The rich Anno 1404 environment gets complemented with a new Venetian setting offering new possibilities of interaction:
o Build two new Venetian ship types: the small and big tradesman cog
o Develop secret cabinets, infiltrate your enemies and sabotage their expansion
o Take control over enemy cities thanks to your influence in the cities’ council board
• Play Anno 1404 online in a multiplayer mode:
o Choose to play versus or coop to defeat the AI by combining your techniques
o Up to 8 players
• New challenges and quests:
o Up to 60 new items and 300 new quests with two new types: trading race and ship boarding
o Discover and exploit a new type of island, the Volcano island
o New scenarios to face new challenges with new achievements, medals and crests
About ANNO 1404:
ANNO 1404 is developed by Related Designs™ and produced by Blue Byte™, and is the latest opus of the ANNO strategy-game series, where the discovery of the ancient oriental civilization will inspire the players’ creative vision and help them raise monumental cities and develop a great historical empire. ANNO 1404 features a deep economy system, a wide game world and a dynamic gameplay which continuously challenge the players' strategic and management skills.
Make sure you visit the official website http://anno.ubi.com and find out more info on Anno 1404.
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