Anno 2070 demo released

Long running city-building strategy series Anno has made a big leap for its next release. Previous games were set between the 15th and 18th centuries, but Anno 2070, as the title suggests, plants the game firmly in the future, to tell a cautionary tale about global warming.

The hefty 1GB demo, released this weekend, lets you play two missions from the main campaign. It will probably please fans of the game, because while the setting is new, the controls and mechanisms will be familiar. I don’t think Anno 2070 does a good job of introducing itself to newcomers, since it can be a bit confusing at first. However, the improved graphics, alongside some online capabilities make it an interesting prospect.

Are you an Anno fan? Pleased about the futuristic setting, or did you enjoy the historical nature of the previous games?

Anno 2070 is released on November 17, and you can download the demo here right now.

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