London, UK — November 7, 2012 – Ubisoft® and development studio Blue Byte® announced a couple of special stocking fillers for Christmas today, with the December 7th release of a new boxed retail edition of the hit strategy game The Settlers Online. Currently available as a free browser game, the Standard Edition of The Settlers Online will come loaded with tons of valuable extra and exclusive content . This constitutes an enticing proposition for anyone looking for that special gaming gift this Christmas.
The Standard Edition will be available for £19.99 and loaded with content valued at over £35. This content can be redeemed with a code. Besides the game, players will also get their hands on an extra resource pack (400 stones, 400 planks, 100 tools and 20 settlers), 3 tactical maps (printed in the manual), a troop buff, 4000 gems and “The Nords 1” adventure to start them off in style.
The boxed Standard Edition of The Settlers Online will be available at retailers in the UK on December 7th 2012. For more information about The Settlers Online visit www.thesettlersonline.com
About BlueByte, a Ubisoft studio:
Blue Byte was established in 1988 and released its first hit game in 1991: Battle Isle. This was followed in 1993 by the development strategy game The Settlers®, which established itself as a longlasting favorite. In 2001, Blue Byte was acquired by Ubisoft, and in 2004 the studio moved into the premises of Ubisoft’s German branch in Düsseldorf. The team at Blue Byte is responsible for new productions of The Settlers® and ANNO®. The studio is also active in the free-2-play genre with the web-based browser game The Settlers Online, available in several languages and currently captivating millions of players worldwide.
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