E3 2015 has been an incredible show so far, but the week is just getting started. It’s Ubisoft’s time to shine, and they kicked off their conference in epic fashion. Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park fame took the stage to announce a brand new South Park game called The Fractured But Whole, setting the tone for Ubisoft’s stream of surprise new game announcements throughout their conference, with the brand new IP For Honor revealed immediately thereafter.
Another new title announced during Ubisoft’s E3 2015 press conference is a new game called Anno 2205. Anno 2205 is a city-building game in the vein of SimCity, but with a science-fiction bent. The debut trailer begins with a gorgeous shot of the moon, following a spacecraft as it leaves the lunar surface to return to Earth.
Anno 2205 starts with the player constructing and attempting to maintain a futuristic civilization on Earth by harnessing advanced technology. Once the civilization on Earth has progressed far enough, it is possible to travel to the moon and continue harnessing the civilization there, with the ability to travel freely between both the moon and the Earth.
The game boasts rather impressive visuals and a layer of strategic choices that players need to make in order to ensure the survival and prosperity of their civilization. Fans of city-builder games wanting to try their hand at Anno 2205 will get a chance to do so before the November 3rd release date, as later this year, at some point before its launch in November on PC, Anno 2205 will be playable via a beta.
Anno 2205 was just one of numerous completely new games announced during Ubisoft’s E3 press conference, along with new looks at previously announced titles, including a release date for The Division. Ubisoft also announced Just Dance 2016, the aforementioned For Honor and the new South Park game, as well as a brand new entry in the Ghost Recon series. However, Anno 2205 represents a genre that Ubisoft usually does not dabble in, so it will definitely be interesting to see how it turns out.
While Anno 2205 may not have quite as much mainstream appeal as some of the previously mentioned games, the city-builder genre definitely has its fans, and the game looks ambitious enough to perhaps make new city-builder believers. In the meantime, expect a concrete beta date to be announced in the coming months, and city-builder fans, mark your calendars for November 3rd when Anno 2205 launches worldwide on PC.
Anno 2205 is scheduled to release on November 3rd, exclusively for PC. A beta is also on its way for the game, and it will take place at an undetermined date later this year.