London, UK – August 13, 2014— Today Ubisoft® and Blue Byte® announced the Closed Beta dates for The Settlers - Kingdoms of Anteria. The upcoming online PC game offers a persistent city building challenge with cooperative adventure gameplay and a comprehensive trading system within its community.
The German Closed Beta will start on August 20, 2014 and the international English Closed Beta will begin on September 16, 2014. In the Closed Beta players will be able to dive into the untamed lands of Anteria to experiment with gameplay mechanics including the persistent kingdom and the adventure gameplay, a new addition to The Settlers games. The Closed Beta will serve as an opportunity for the studio to test in game features and balance the game as needed.
To apply for the upcoming Closed Beta and receive updates about the game, please sign up at the official website: http://www.thesettlers.com.
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About Blue Byte, a Ubisoft studio:
Having opened their doors in 1988 in Düsseldorf, Blue Byte's first hit came in 1991 with Battle Isle, followed by the ever-popular development strategy game The Settlers® - which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013. Following their acquisition by Ubisoft in 2001, the studio continued work on The Settlers® series, and began overseeing the production of Anno® in 2007. Winner of 2012 "Best European Studio" award (European Games Awards), Blue Byte expanded in 2014 with the acquisition of a new branch in Mainz. The teams are currently focusing on free-2-play web-based browser games, including Might and Magic Heroes Online, Panzer General Online and of course Anno Online and The Settlers Online, captivating millions of players worldwide. At the same time, they are now extending their expertise to mobile platforms, with upcoming Anno Build an Empire for iPad. To learn more, please visit www.bluebyte.com.