Published on February 17th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning


The Settlers®: New Allies, the newest installment of the legendary build-up real-time strategy game series, will launch on Windows PC today, February 17th, 2023*. The game will be available through the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. Players will also be able to access the game through a Ubisoft+ subscription at launch.

Developed by Ubisoft Düsseldorf, The Settlers®: New Allies is a modern take on the long-established The Settlers’ franchise, combining elaborate infrastructure and economic gameplay with tactical real-time battles. Starting with a small group of Settlers, players must explore their surroundings, build up their settlements and optimize resource production to recruit new settlers and an army able to protect their land. Researching economic and military upgrades is critical to create a strong army and overcome rivals.

The game features three main game modes:

  • A story-driven campaign will immerse the players in the world of The Settlers® as the Elari, a people forced to flee their homeland, are looking for a new home. They will face many challenges on their journey as they settle on unknown territories and expand their community, from the raiding of ruthless bandits to the discovery of the people and culture of these lands.
  • A multiplayer mode will offer thrilling skirmish battles in Solo vs. AI, co-op vs. AI or PvP featuring up to eight players able to pick from three distinctive factions with unique advantages and units.
  • The Hardcore mode will give players an opportunity to test their adaptability and strategic skills as they face the AI in unique handcrafted challenges featuring a wide range of modifiers and conditions.

Powered by Ubisoft’s proprietary Snowdrop engine, the inviting and lively medieval-fantasy world of The Settlers®: New Allies offers colorful environments and detailed animations across thirteen diverse maps available at launch.

The Settlers®: New Allies is available in two editions: the Standard Edition containing the base game, and the Deluxe Edition which includes the base game, the deluxe pack (in-game digital content, digital artbook and soundtrack) and the Explorer pack (in-game digital content).

Additionally, Ubisoft announces that The Settlers®: New Allies will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Amazon Luna** and Nintendo Switch on March 23rd, 2023. With backward compatibility, the game will be available on next-gen consoles: this means that players will be able to play the Xbox One game on Xbox Series X | S and play the PlayStation®4 game on PlayStation®5. The series is coming to consoles for the first time with adapted controls as well as fully supported cross-play and shared progression across all available platforms. The game is available for pre-order now on the PlayStation Store and the Xbox Store and will be available for pre-order on Nintendo Switch on March 15th, 2023.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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