Ubisoft Promises Next City-Building PC Game Settlers Will Offer a "New Game Experience"

The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria will launch this year.

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Ubisoft has announced The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria, the next entry in the long-running real-time strategy Settlers series. Today, developer Blue Byte and Ubisoft published a short teaser trailer revealing the game.

Although very little information is given in the trailer, the game will focus on city-building and real-time strategy. The cinematic trailer highlights heavily armored and armed hero-like characters fighting monsters and settling land. Although all of the games in the series have featured RTS elements, the developer promises that this title "will provide a completely new game experience by combining city-building and real-time strategy action." What exactly this entails is unknown at this time.

Ubisoft also explains that in Kingdoms of Anteria, "you will build up a prosperous economy and lead your champion through dangerous adventures in order to create a wealthy, bustling and glorious kingdom."

Blue Byte is also taking a very different path to creating this game than it did to develop past titles. "By reinventing our approach to the franchise, The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria offers players a brand new experience full of new possibilities to explore," director of product development Christopher Schmitz said.

The game launches in 2014 for PC, but Ubisoft and Blue Byte have not announced a specific release date yet.

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