Ubisoft’s Anno 117: Pax Romana Takes Fans to the Ancient Roman Empire

Ubisoft has announced the upcoming release of Anno 117: Pax Romana, the latest installment in the popular city-builder franchise. Set in the Ancient Roman Empire, the game is scheduled to launch in 2025 on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.

While gameplay details are still under wraps, a teaser trailer has been released to give fans a glimpse of what’s to come. The trailer introduces the Town Crier, who heralds the arrival of a new Governor tasked with bringing wealth and prosperity to the unclaimed lands. Players will step into the role of this Roman Governor, appointed by the emperor to maintain peace across the empire.

Anno 117: Pax Romana offers players the unique opportunity to choose their starting province, with options including the Celtic Wetlands of Albion and the Roman heartlands of Latium. The game promises to blend traditional city-building with deep economic simulation and strategic elements such as diplomacy and military tactics.

Creative director Manuel Reinher and brand director Haye Anderson emphasize that Anno 117: Pax Romana aims to provide a fresh and engaging experience for both new and veteran players. The game will offer improved onboarding for newcomers while retaining the complexity and challenge that long-time fans appreciate.

With a focus on community engagement and social content, Ubisoft is committed to delivering an immersive Roman gaming experience on an unprecedented scale. Stay tuned for more updates on Anno 117: Pax Romana as its release date approaches.

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