Metropolis builder Anno 1800’s sizeable Sunken Treasure DLC growth out this month • Eurogamer.web
Acclaimed Industrial Revolution metropolis builder, Anno 1800, will get its first paid DLC growth this month within the type of Sunken Treasure, and developer Blue Byte has detailed the brand new actions, together with shipwreck searching and crafting, it would carry when it arrives on 30th July.
Sunken Treasure, which may be bought individually or a part of Anno 1880’s season move, introduces a brand new, six-hour storyline with “dozens” of recent quests – accessible as quickly as gamers attain the 700 artisans milestone – and a brand new continental session referred to as Cape Trelawney.
Trelawney’s main new landmass (which is joined by small, medium, and enormous islands) is filled with fertile earth and assets, and is thrice the scale of Anno 1800’s present largest island. Blue Byte says it has been designed particularly, on the behest of the group, to ship a extra sandbox-like area that allows gamers to experiment extra liberally, free from the area and useful resource restrictions of present places, as they construct a affluent metropolis.
Trelawney’s huge landmass permits for some really huge cities.Sunken Treasure additionally introduces Previous Nate, a hermit and “quaint inventor”, tied to the growth’s new crafting mechanic. As a part of Nate’s quest line, gamers are supplied with the brand new diving bell steam ship (geared up with six cargo slots and three merchandise slots), and should set forth on a hunt for sunken shipwrecks and invaluable cargo.
Shipwrecks may be discovered through quests, maps, and even simply spirited exploration, and are situated in different classes – such because the New and Previous World – alongside the Cape. As soon as a shipwreck has been found, the diving bell may be deployed to strip the positioning of valuable treasure (together with gold and pearls) which may be bought for a major revenue.
Shipwrecks additionally present development supplies that, as soon as returned to Previous Nate, can be utilized to craft unique new contraptions, together with the likes of highly effective automatons. Gamers have full entry to Nate’s blueprints, which means they’ll resolve which invention to construct subsequent, and put together for its development by scavenging the right components whereas out at sea.
Sunken Treasue’s new diving bell steam ship.Alongside these headline options, Sunken Treasure additionally guarantees over 100 new gadgets, “together with new quest gadgets, dozens of innovations to craft, extra specialists and new units in your museum and your zoo”. Extra particulars may be present in Blue Byte’s Sunken Treasure weblog submit, and the developer can be displaying the growth in additional element at 2.30pm on Tuesday, 23rd July, through its newest AnnoCast Stay-Stream.
Anno 1800’s Sunken Treasure DLC is the primary of three paid expansions that writer Ubisoft beforehand introduced for the sport. It will likely be adopted by Botania, which introduces a brand new modular Botanical Backyard and Music Pavilion, and The Passage – described as a “new journey to the arctic circle” – at a later date.