Ubisoft’s announced that it is bringing Anno 2070, a real-time futuristic strategy game set in the Anno universe, developed by Related Designs, to PCs this winter. Fans of the Anno series will note that this is the first title that deviates from the historical approach of previous entries such as Anno 1701, Anno 1602, Anno 1503 and Anno 1404: Dawn of Discovery.
The fundamentals will be in tact: build a settlement, manage its economy, make sure you don’t screw it up. However, the difference in the setting (a colonized future where climate change is really screwing things up) means that your actions will reflect upon the environment around you, your ability to maintain order and how well your advanced civilization thrives.
You can choose to play as two different factions: the Ecos, who are eco-friendly and sustainable, or the Tycoons, who are industrial and efficient. Play in the single-player campaign as one of the two, with different challenges for each, or play in “continuous mode” where the objective is to build the biggest civilization possible without time constraints. And, of course, there is a full-fledged multiplayer online mode, all built atop a brand new game engine.
Check out the gallery to whet your appetite, future settlers of tomorrow.