During the event a mysterious captain will help players to collect colored Easter eggs
Today, Ubisoft® and Blue Byte announced that Anno® Online, the browser-based strategy simulation game, will celebrate Easter with a surprising event. From now on until April 15th, a new in-game resource will be introduced into the game: the painted Easter eggs.
To prepare Easter celebration and to secure as eggs as possible, players will have to solve various quests. The event will introduce a new mechanic of treasure hunting: the Easter ship expedition. This ship’s captain will take part in expeditions and will return from his adventures loaded with rare materials and more specially painted eggs. Each day a mysterious stranger will appear randomly on users’ island, they will have to chase after for him in order to obtain eggs as a reward. New special Easter building will hit the game – an advanced wheat farm which saves construction ground, by halving wheat field space – and two decorative ones a bell tower, and a Maypole.
Based on the critically acclaimed, award-winning franchise, fans now can experience all the strategy, simulation and highly-detailed animation and graphics for the first time in a browser-based game. Players can build and develop big medieval cities using the detailed economic system enjoyed by Anno fans.
About Blue Byte, a Ubisoft studio Blue Byte was established in 1988 and released its first hit game in 1991: Battle Isle. This was followed in 1993 by the development strategy game The Settlers®, which established itself as a longlasting favorite. In 2001, Blue Byte was acquired by Ubisoft, and in 2004 the studio moved into the premises of Ubisoft’s German branch in Düsseldorf. The team at Blue Byte is responsible for new productions of The Settlers® and ANNO®. The studio is also active in the free-2-play genre with the web-based browser game The Settlers Online, available in several languages and currently captivating millions of players worldwide.
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