Ubisoft has released the console version of the real-time strategy and city-building game The Settlers: New Allies after it had been delayed from its initial launch date of March 2023. The game was initially delayed to ensure the best possible console experience for players at launch.
The Settlers: New Allies is a strategic city-building game that combines intricate infrastructure and economic gameplay with real-time tactical battles to add to the fun. The game will have players start off with a small number of Settlers and explore the environment to establish their own settlement, later gather resources to recruit new settlers and build an army capable of protecting their settlement.
The game includes three factions: the Elari, the Maru & the Jorn, and has a story-driven campaign with 13 missions. There is also a Hardcore mode and the option to play Skirmish mode battles with 13 exclusive maps that support up to eight players online. All in all, there is plenty on offer in terms of gameplay.
The console version of The Settlers: New Allies comes equipped with adapted controls and also supports cross-play and shared progression across all available platforms. The full game is now available on all supported consoles, with a few exceptions in the case of the Nintendo Switch.
The Switch version of The Settlers: New Allies will prevent players from reconnecting after leaving a Multiplayer match. Furthermore, connecting Residences will not create a visual connection between the buildings, but it will have no effect on gameplay. In addition, Switch will reduce units for all players from 500 to 250.
The Settlers: New Allies was released for PC via the Epic Game Store on February 17, 2023, but it didn’t perform up to the mark, and the console version was delayed due to feedback received during the Closed Beta. The game, after being delayed for around three months, is now available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Amazon Luna, and Nintendo Switch.