The real-time strategy series enters the age of industry
Following a two-game foray into the future, the Anno series’ next outing takes place in the 19th century. Due winter next year, Anno 1800 transports players to the dawn of the industrial age where diplomacy and discovery are the order of the day. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store.
S a n d b ox Similar to its forerunners, Anno1800 gives keen city builders the tools to rear and raze their customisable metropolises as they see fit. You’ll be given the opportunity to settle new lands, strike up crucial trade deals with other settlements and design transport networks from the ground up. S a fa r i Zoos in Anno1800 let you test your business simulation skill and are initially populated by local wildlife. Expect pigs, sheep, and seagulls at first, but shipping exotic animals from abroad sees your repertoire extend to lions, elephants and parrots – which are much better to look at, obviously.