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THE SETTLERS® CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY

The Settlers Online is also commemorating this anniversary with a new in-game event starting on June 27th

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London, UK– June 27th, 2013– Today Ubisoft? and Blue Byte? are proud to announce the 20 th anniversary of the famous brand The Settlers?. The very first The Settlers? game was released in 1993 for Amiga-PC and later ported for MS-DOS. This was the beginning of one of the biggest success stories in computer gaming“Made in Germany”. So far seven main games and multiple adaptions have been released including the very successful browser game The Settlers? Online. Until now more than nine million copies have been sold.

To celebrate this anniversary a new event will take place in the game. New adventures, taking their inspirations from Settlers II, will appear: the Retro Click Adventures (playable for all players) and the Semi-retro Military Adventures (playable for players from level 26). A new“balloon” resource will also be made available. This lootable resource will contribute to the community effort: each server will be ranked according to its global number of balloons, so if players work together they will get the best rewards. Additionally, servers will have to reach a certain amount of balloons. When a server completes 100% of its balloon objective, its users are automatically rewarded with the Settlers II original headquarters. Every further objective reached will grant players with nice rewards and additionally the fastest server and the one which gathered the most balloons will receive extra rewards.

Join the fun and start playing The Settlers? Online for free now at www.thesettlersonline.com

About Ubisoft:

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 29 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2012-13 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of€1,256 million. To learn more, please visit? www.ubisoftgroup.com.

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 D?sseldorf. 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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