Ubisoft Announces Anno 117: Pax Romana Set in Ancient Rome

June 11, 2024 by Alex Novichenko

Ubisoft is taking its city-builder franchise Anno back in time with its latest installment, Anno 117: Pax Romana, set during the Ancient Roman Empire. Slated for a 2025 release on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S, the game offers a fresh setting with a rich historical backdrop.

Though gameplay specifics were not showcased, a teaser trailer introduced a Town Crier heralding the arrival of a new Governor tasked with bringing prosperity to unclaimed lands. This new title emphasizes strategic governance as players assume the role of a Roman Governor, managing the complexities of peace across the empire.

For the first time in an Anno game, players can choose their starting province, with options like the mysterious Celtic Wetlands of Albion or the traditional Roman heartlands of Latium. This feature aims to enhance connectivity and integration across diverse territories under one flag.

Anno 117: Pax Romana will maintain the franchise's core elements—robust city-building, deep economic simulation, and expansive 4X strategy, while introducing a narrative depth that explores the governance of Roman provinces during a peaceful yet dynamic era.