Ubisoft announced the availability of the demo for The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
. The demo contains on map that's playable in three different modes. It also has a tutorial video with a voice cast and some explanations of additional features. You can find it at the usual places online
They even released a video that shows off the capable graphics engine the game uses.
It's quite impressive and even makes me want to try the demo. Then I remember the ill-advised, completely over-the-top DRM the game uses and I walk away shaking my head. Why, Ubisoft? Why? The DRM alone will keep me from buying any of their products on PC until they've made some changes.
Ubisoft Announces The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom Demo is Now Available
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom demo is now available.
The demo features one map (called the “River Town”) playable in three different modes:
- single player mode against a predefined AI
- free single player mode with no AI / opponent for free building
- and in multiplayer mode with predefined victory points
The demo also contains a tutorial video with voice cast and a few splash screens that explain additional features like the map forge.
The demo can be downloaded by visiting either the Ubisoft Digital Store (http://digitalstore.ubi.com/) or FilePlanet (http://www.fileplanet.com/).
In addition, a new trailer showcasing the beauty and details of the graphics is now available.
About The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom Choose your own path to victory in The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom, the long-anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy game. Embark on an exciting quest to create, build and manage your kingdom in the most innovative, customizable and re-playable version ever!
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom will ship for the PC and Mac on March 23, 2010.
For more information, please visit: http://thesettlers.us.ubi.com/the-settlers-7/