Ubisoft Announces New Real-Time Strategy PC Game, Champions of Anteria

SAN FRANCISCO — April 21, 2016 — Today, Ubisoft® announced Champions of Anteria™, a new tactical real-time strategy game from Blue Byte, a Ubisoft studio. In Champions of Anteria, players immerse themselves in the magical fantasy land of Anteria, where they must strategically wield the powers of five champions to defeat enemies in order to reclaim the kingdom. Champions of Anteria will be available for download on Windows PC on August 30.

Recount the tale of the extravagant champions who embark on a mission to free the enslaved magical fantasy land of Anteria. Battle by battle, the champions must free Anteria’s territories from warring factions, taking on fearsome monsters, lethal bosses and unpredictable environments that challenge players to adjust their combat tactics on the fly.

Players will command five champions, each skilled with using one main elemental power: water, fire, metal, nature or lightning. Players will pick three champions to fight each mission, strategically choosing the powers they will bring in battle to give them the upper hand on the field. Each element is even more powerful when used against the matching weak power, and players must carefully choose which element is the most effective against certain enemies and when they should order to retreat.  The strategic combat system also uses active pause mechanics to help players take their time in battle, allowing them pause to the game at any time in order to adapt their play style and carefully plan their moves.

Freedom of choice is the key and players will choose their own path to victory in each round, where they must pick between freeing one of the surrounding territories and defending one from invasion. Between missions, the home base management system will allow players to train their champions and to craft powerful new gear.

For more information about Champions of Anteria, please visit: championsofanteria.com.

About Blue Byte, a Ubisoft Studio

Having opened their doors in 1988, Blue Byte’s first hit came in 1991 with Battle Isle, followed by the ever-popular development strategy game The Settlers® in 1993. Following their acquisition by Ubisoft in 2001, the studio continued to work on The Settlers® series, and began overseeing the production of ANNO® in 2007. Blue Byte expanded in 2014 with the acquisition of a new branch in Mainz. Blue Byte is developing AAA experiences for PC gamers such as Anno 2205TM which brought the acclaimed city-builder series into space and Champions of AnteriaTM, a new RTS experience to be released on August 30, 2016. The teams are also operating browser-based and mobile games, including The Settlers® Online and Assassin’s Creed® Identity. In 2016 Blue Byte is celebrating 15 years of being part of the Ubisoft family. To learn more, please visit www.bluebyte.com

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2014–15 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,464 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

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