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The Settlers: New Allies gets February 2023 release date

The Settlers: New Allies

Publisher Ubisoft and developer Ubisoft Dusseldorf have announced a new release date for The Settlers: New Allies, their reboot of the classic sim/strategy series.

The Settlers: New Allies is launching on February 17th, 2023 first on Windows PC (via the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store), then sometime later across Xbox One, Switch, PS4, and Amazon Luna. The game will have crossplay and cross-progression across all platforms, too.

The game was originally supposed to release in Fall 2019, only to get delayed into 2020, and then it got delayed indefinitely prior to setting a March 2022 release, and got delayed till now.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new dev update video detailing improvements they made based on feedback from its beta:

The Settlers: New Allies

The Settlers: New Allies is a strategy game with an in-depth build-up experience and real-time strategic battles.

Features

  • Fully reimagined from the ground up, with stunning graphics and detailed animations.
  • Choose among three factions: the Elari, the Maru, and the Jorn. Each has a unique look, playstyle, and background story.
  • Experience a story-driven campaign set in the world of The Settlers, or go for the special Hardcore mode and its additional challenges.
  • Play online with up to eight players in thrilling skirmish battles against other players or AI for long-lasting fun.

Game Modes

  • Single player campaign: As the Elari are forced to flee its homeland, they must settle on new and unknown territories. These new Settlers will have to face many challenges on their journey, from the raiding of ruthless bandits to the discovery of the new culture of these lands.
  • Hardcore Mode: As players will be able to play new scenarios, a wide range of modifiers and conditions will make the AI an even more challenging opponent. Adaptability is key in this new mode that will put the best players to the test, alone or with friends.
  • Skirmish: Players will be able to experience Solo vs. AI, co-op vs. AI or PvP featuring up to eight players on the 12 maps available at launch.

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