Ubisoft celebrating anniversary of Anno by giving away Anno 1602
Anno 1602: Creation of a New World will be available for free starting today, December 17th, through December 22nd.
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the famous City-Building video game series, players will be able to discover or rediscover this flagship episode where they will be able to create a realistic and vivid world entirely based on their imagination. In addition, Ubisoft announced that the registration for the Closed Beta of Anno 1800 is nowopen, registered players will be able to play the game from January 31 to February 4 on Windows PC.
For the 20th Anniversary of the Anno franchise players can play Anno 1602: Creation of a New World, originally released in 1998, for free. The game is set in the Early Modern period of history and invites players to discover an island world, to colonize and expand it and to trade with other islands - along with protecting it against potential enemies. First of a long series of a successful city-building video games, Anno 1602 was a Genre pioneer 20 years ago. Starting today, players can download the game on their Uplay account for free until December 22.
Moreover, players can now register to play the Closed Beta of Anno 1800 from January 31 to February 4. Anno 1800 combines beloved features from 20 years of Anno history, delivering a rich city-building experience, including a story-based campaign, a highly customizable sandbox mode, and the classic Anno multiplayer experience. Anno 1800 will see the return of highly requested features such as individual AI opponents, shippable trade goods, randomly generated maps, multi-session gameplay, items and more.
To register for the Closed Beta click here: www.anno-union.com/en/register
For more than a year, Anno 1800 has invited players to take part in the creation and the development of the game by giving feedback through the Anno Union. So far, more than 100 blogs have been published, 10,000 comments posted and 4 community contests organized. This collaboration between players and the studio enables the development team to shape the game and add requested community features.