In 2009 Ubisoft released a 1.68 GB demo version of the game Anno 1404 shortly before the game was due to be released.
Two game modes are accessible:
- Campaign chapter 1 and 2 (each chapter playable for 1 hour max)
- Continous Game (with predefined settings – playable for 1 hour max)
Further Limitations: In the Demo the civilization levels are limited to Peasants, Citizens and Nomads. The attainments are limited to level 1 only. No online functionality. No achievements.
- Minimum System Requirements: OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
- Processor: 3 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent
- RAM: 1 GB
- Graphic Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible with 128 MB memory and Pixel Shader V2.0
- HDD: 2 GB
- Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Controller: Keyboard, Mouse