If you can believe it, the Anno series has been running for twenty years now. To celebrate the series’ anniversary, Ubisoft has made Anno 1602: Creation of a New World available for free on PC. The publisher has also opened up registration for the closed beta of Anno 1800.
Anno 1602: Creation of a New World was originally released in 1998 and is available for free until December 22, 2018 on Uplay PC. 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. Anno 1602 was the first in a long series of successful city-building video games and helped pioneer the genre.
You can pick up your free copy of Anno 1602 here.
The Closed Beta of Anno 1800 is now open for registration. Registered players will be able to play the game from January 31 at 8pm CEST to February 4, 2019 at 8pm CEST. The beta is available only on Windows PC. 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.
You can register for the Closed Beta here.
Anno 1800 will release on February 26, 2019, on Windows PC. Players who pre-order Anno 1800 will receive the Imperial Pack containing extra content for the game. Digital Deluxe and Pioneers Editions owners will have access to exclusive content including the Anarchist character