The Settlers release date confirmed, PC beta coming soon

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Ubisoft has announced a release date for its upcoming strategy reboot, The Settlers. The series will officially return later this year on March 17, 2022, exclusively for PC. A closed beta is also due to take place on January 20, 2022.

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Available to pre-order directly via the Ubisoft Store (or through the Epic Games Store) there won’t be a Steam release at launch. The Settlers will offer two versions including a standard edition and a deluxe edition which includes the base game and various add-ons such as the Royal themed item and tile sets as well as a digital artbook and soundtrack.

Upon its release date, The Settlers will be making a long-awaited comeback after many years. The series is almost three decades old now, its previous two outings – The Settlers 7 and The Settlers Online – having launched in 2010.

Alongside Age of Empires, The Settlers is a name that definitely evokes a nostalgia for RTS games during the 90s and early 00s. Ubisoft is looking to revamp the formula for a modern audience while also staying true to its DNA. Here’s an overview of what to expect:

A NEW START

The Settlers combines a fresh take on the popular gameplay mechanics of the series with a new spin. It offers a deep infrastructure and economy gameplay, used to create and employ armies, to ultimately defeat opponents.

VARIOUS GAME MODES

Various online multiplayer modes with up to 8 players offer thrilling skirmish battles against other players or AI for long-lasting fun. A story driven campaign will immerse the players into the world of The Settlers, while new players can learn the basic mechanics in a separate tutorial.

A WORLD TO CONQUER

3 playable, distinctive factions – the Elari, the Maru and the Jorn – can be found in The Settlers. Each with a unique look and play style.

At the heart of every match is gaining resources and building up your economy to recruit new settlers and a directly controllable, winning army. Research upgrades for your army and strengthen them by recruiting support and siege units.

STATE-OF-THE-ART GRAPHICS

Never before has The Settlers been so lively and rich in details. Powered by Ubisoft’s proprietary Snowdrop engine, The Settlers sets a new visual benchmark in the build-up real-time strategy genre.

Player will have to adapt their playstyle to explore the Landmarks and their special rewards or new biomes and their challenges.

Source: Press Release

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