has released a new set of screenshots
from The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
, the next iteration in the popular strategy game franchise in the works at Blue Byte
. In The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom, the building and production systems allow gamers to expand their kingdom village by village, sector by sector, optimizing their creation by fine-tuning production chains and transport systems. In addition, gamers will be able to play online and face opponents in classic adversarial and co-op teamplay modes. Online features include user-generated and downloadable content, in-game feeds, and various leaderboards. The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom is due to be available in Spring 2010.