The Settlers - Heritage of Kings EXCLUSIVE Video Interview

Thanks to the efforts of Ubisoft Austria, yours truly staff had the chance to interview Benedikt Grindel, producer of The Settlers - Heritage of Kings, currently in development at BlueByte. During the 10min interview, he talks about new and old features and taking a glimpse over his shoulder we caught some never-before-seen in-game footage on tape. Local Downloads:
  • The Settlers - Heritage of Kings Video Interview (38 MB)
  • Ubisoft and its Blue Byte Studio reveal the name of the new opus in The Settlers series, formally known as The Settlers® 5 (Working title): THE SETTLERS® Heritage of Kings London, UNITED KINGDOM - May 5, 2004 - Ubisoft is proud to announce the final name of the latest sequel to THE SETTLERS®: THE SETTLERS®: Heritage of KingsTM, which is scheduled to release by end 2004. The game will take players to a medieval setting, where they will have to re-conquer their kingdom which fell under domination of an Evil Tyran after the death of their father, the King. Using the latest 3D technology, THE SETTLERS®: Heritage of KingsTM will be unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles May 12th – 14th at Ubisoft's booth - #1046. © 2004 Red Storm Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. The Settlers, The Settlers Heritage of Kings, Blue Byte and the Blue Byte logo are trademarks of Red Storm Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Red Storm Entertainment Inc is a Ubisoft Entertainment company. Developed by Blue Byte Software. About Ubisoft: Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft's strong and diversified lineup has grown considerably, as has Ubisoft itself. As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including the United States, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 453 million euros for the 2002/2003 fiscal year, up 23% over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit About the Ubisoft Studio "BLUE BYTE" Blue Byte is one of the pioneers of the German gaming industry. The company was founded in 1988 and since then concentrated on the development of entertainment software. Blue Byte is responsible for two of the most famous series in the history of PC-games in Germany: The Settlers®-series and the Battle IsleTM-Saga. The Settlers – a highly acclaimed strategic simulation game - was sold more than 5 million times worldwide. In the summer of 2003, the series celebrated its 10th anniversary. Blue Byte is also behind Game, Net & Match!, the first tennis simulation playable via the Internet. Today, Blue Byte is a 100% subsidiary of Ubisoft and, as a development studio, produces the current episodes of the series The Settlers®. Further information is available at or