Anno 2070 dives deep to extract expansion this fall

Anno 2070 will go under the sea this autumn with the "Deep Ocean" expansion. The pack will allow for an underwater geothermal plant, a "hostile takeover" without the use of military, a new population class of "Genius" for the Tech faction and several other additions.

The futurisitic update of the commerce and ecological strategy simulation has been receiving generally positive reviews since its launch late last year. It's too bad then that news about the game has circled around complications from Ubisoft's DRM.

Also, let us know if that carefully placed "under the sea" earlier triggered a brain hack forcing you to start humming the song from The Little Mermaid.
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The Anno 2070 Experience Gets Deeper

London, UK – April 23, 2012 – Today, Ubisoft announced Anno 2070 Deep Ocean, the add-on for the acclaimed real-time strategy game, which was released at the end of 2011 for PCs. Anno 2070 Deep Ocean will take the signature gameplay mechanics of Anno 2070 deeper underwater this Autumn 2012.

Key features of ANNO 2070 Deep Ocean:

- New civilization level
For the first time in the history of the Anno series an add-on brings a new civilization level: the Tech faction is expanded by the Genius population class.

- A deeper game experience
The new population class grants access to the new Tech Monument, new corresponding production chains and consumption goods. Furthermore this new class features new vehicles and new items allowing players to develop industries, strengthen economies and exploit new resources.

- Additional content and challenges
Players will also be able to:
· Acquire enemy territories without using military force through the "Hostile Takeover" feature
· Resolve energy problems by building the new underwater geothermal power plant
· Optimize energy supply through "Energy transfer" between islands
· Face a new dangerous disaster: The Tsunami
· Unlock new rewards for each faction's career ladder
· Take advantage of new underwater trading routes
· Experience over 150 new challenging quests
· Unlock over 30 new achievements
· Access to player comparison via new leaderboards
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.