HOST OF NEW FEATURES COMING TO THE SETTLERS® ONLINE

On top Ubisoft is revealing first information about new PvP and science system which will be launched 2013.

London, UK – November 23, 2012 - Ubisoft® and its renowned development studio Blue Byte® today revealed a series of new features coming to The Settlers® Online.  From November 22nd, every intrepid explorer walking the fertile lands of the hit strategy game will be able to dip their toes in the new “Evolvement of your Kingdom” campaign system, but that’s not all. To boost the game’s essential team spirit, new Guild quests are being added alongside the brand new Guild Coins resource to reward courageous adventurers.

The new Evolvement of your Kingdom campaign system and guild quests have been implemented with our community in mind. We listen very closely to their ideas for improvement and never stop working hard to deliver great quality and a better gameplay experience for all our players,” said Odile Limpach, Managing Director of Ubisoft Blue Byte.

With the new ‘Evolvement of your Kingdom’ campaign system, players will be able to embark on a series of almost 250 new primary and secondary quests available for Level 1 to Level 50 players and get to know new NPCs.

Player solidarity and cooperation is also being recognised, with new Guild quests, dedicated rewards, and a new resource (Guild Coins) to reward the valiant adventurers who fulfil their daily Guild quests. The new in-game currency can be spent on potions (Buffs), new adventures including Pirate Island, or new specialists such as the Master Geologist. Another new feature is the change that will allow guilds to be composed of a minimum of 10 players instead of the previous 25.

Besides all those new features, Blue Byte will continuously improve The Settlers® Online and is currently working on more content that will launch in 2013. Among those content is the highly anticipated Player versus Player system. PvP battles will happen on special islands where players can find precious resources to further expand their kingdom. The home island of each player will always be protected in order to avoid losing it. A new science system will also be introduced to players in 2013 allowing to specialize on specific aspects such as production and / or military.

For more information about The Settlers Online and to join the European open beta, please visit: www.thesettlersonline.com

About BlueByte, a Ubisoft studio:

Blue Byte was established in 1988 and released its first hit game in 1991: Battle Isle. This was followed in 1993 by the development strategy game The Settlers®, which established itself as a longlasting favorite. In 2001, Blue Byte was acquired by Ubisoft, and in 2004 the studio moved into the premises of Ubisoft’s German branch in Düsseldorf. The team at Blue Byte is responsible for new productions of The Settlers® and ANNO®. The studio is also active in the free-2-play genre with the web-based browser game The Settlers Online, available in several languages and currently captivating millions of players worldwide.

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010-11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1.039 billion. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

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