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'Anno History Collection' Announced, Will Remaster Four Classic Anno Games

'Anno History Collection' Announced, Will Remaster Four Classic Anno Games

It's all in the past.

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

Well, this is a nice surprise. Ubisoft has announced the Anno History Collection, a handsome new package that will contain spruced-up remasters of four classic games in the historical city builder franchise. Anno 1602, 1503, 1701, and 1401 are all getting the remaster treatment, complete with all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a modern release.

Each game has been carefully updated and optimised to include features like 4K graphics, multiplayer matchmaking, a borderless window mode and multi-screen support. You'll also get any of the DLC from each game, as well as the greatest gift of all - knowledge. These games are super informative and educational, don't forget.

Check out the reveal trailer for yourself below.


"Today we are very excited to share the announcement of the upcoming Anno History Collection with you all," Ubisoft wrote. "With this collection, we are updating the first four Anno games (1602, 1503, 1701 and 1404) to take advantage of modern PCs, while keeping the classic gameplay we all know and love."

Other features include full save game compatibility with your original games so that you can re-live any of your older builds, and official multiplayer support for Anno 1503. It's about damn time, I say.

Anno History Collection will be sold exclusively via Uplay, according to Ubisoft. The company added that "as a bonus, it will also include an exclusive new ornament celebrating these classic games and five new company logos for Anno 1800 (one for each game, plus one that is exclusive to the collection)."

Anno 1800 /
Ubisoft

You'll also be able to pick up any of the four games separately, although it's a little confusing as to which games are available where. Anno 1503 and 1602 are exclusive to Uplay, but 1701 can be purchased via the Epic Games Store or Uplay. Meanwhile, Anno 1404 can be picked up through Steam, Epic Games Store, or Uplay. You follow that?

All four games will be released on June 25th, after which you can party like its 1503. Or 1602. Or 1701. Or - oh, you get it. If you've never played any of these games before, I fully recommend them, Great for learning, especially if you're currently trying to work out how to teach your kids in lockdown. Video games to the rescue. Yet again.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Ubisoft, PC