Sitting down? The Settlers 7 beta has been announced!

Besides having an unusual yet attention-grabbing subtitle, The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom has something else going for it: a beta! Well, it’s about to, anyway. There is a catch, however — you need to be a FilePlanet subscriber. I know, I know. It’s a real kick in the pants, isn’t it?

Beta keys aren’t going out until the 19th, so you do have some time to figure this whole situation out. Should you choose to take part, you can expect to find single-player tutorial missions mixed in with skirmish maps for use in multiplayer and competitive play against the game’s AI.

The Settlers series as a whole — not just the new hotness that is The Settlers 7 — has always interested me just enough to get me thinking about how much I would probably enjoy playing the games, but not enough to get me to follow through with such crazy notions.

Maybe I should hire a group of caring folks to harass me on Twitter until I cave in. That’d surely do it.

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.