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Anno 1800 trailer teases upcoming Botanica and The Passage DLC

Published: 20:16, 28 August 2019
Updated: 20:27, 28 August 2019
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Anno 1800's modular gardens from Botanica DLC
Anno 1800, Botanica DLC's modular gardens

On the wings of Sunken Treasures DLC, which we're still patiently digesting by the way, Ubisoft and Blue Byte have released a trailer teasing the Anno 1800 DLC packages coming in 2019, starting with the soon-to-be-released Botanica DLC.

As you probably already know, Anno 1800's Sunken Treasures DLC has brought us the franchise's largest map yet, as well as a brand new story campaign. We've been taking our sweet time with it and the added real estate made it possible to pull off seriously huge cities.

Enough about that - enter Botanica DLC, Anno 1800's DLC package that'll be arriving on 10 September 2019, so about two more weeks to go.

As you can see from the trailer itself, Botanica DLC will add plenty of greenery to your Anno 1800 city, bringing it to new aesthetic heights. "Turn your city green with a modular botanical garden", Blue Byte wrote, so get ready to beautify your city in sections.

Other than the visual teases in the above Gamescom trailer, the dev didn't share any more details, but we won't have to wait too long, so we'll let it slide, wink wink.

Anno 1800's third DLC pack is called The Passage and it'll be arriving this winter. Quite symbolically, the DLC will take players to the Arctic, where they'll dive into a "dangerous adventure".

Seeing as how the Arctic isn't exactly a popular sailing spot, Blue Byte seem to have replaced the ships from the main game with flyers. "Survive the Arctic cold and construct your airship fleet", they wrote, so get ready to take to the skies this winter.

Anno 1800 players who enjoy looking at their glorious city-building expertise have another reason to be excited, as Blue Byte's upcoming free game update will bring the day and night cycle. 

Blue Byte An Anno 1800 city at night Anno 1800, a city at night

We can't say the screencap above does any justice to seeing it in motion, like in the trailer, but it's enough to give you a taste, and a reminder, of just how gorgeous Anno 1800 can look.

We're not sure whether it's the cold-warm contrast or we just like the night, but seriously - seemingly mundane touches like this one can make a world of difference for immersion. Great job Blue Byte, keep 'em coming!

Blue Byte Anno 1800's Botanica DLC city Anno 1800, Botanica DLC

You can check out our review of Anno 1800 or read the official announcement and more Anno 1800 Season Pass information on Ubisoft's website .

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