The ANNO 1701 universe is based on the successful PC games by SUNFLOWERS. The developers Keen Games will bring the ANNO 1701 universe onto the Nintendo DS for the very first time where players can enter a unique empire-building experience set between the 17th and 18th century. The game is based on creating, building and developing civilisation in this important historical period with a cast of likeable characters telling a compelling story about their adventures in the new world.
“We are looking forward to building a strong relationship with the team at SUNFLOWERS to expand and develop the gaming experience that ANNO 1701 offers,” said Thierry Braille, vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games EMEA. “With BVG’s expertise in publishing a broad portfolio of video games for the entire family and titles for the Nintendo DS, ANNO 1701 is an optimal addition to our portfolio because it appeals to both males and females alike, and also attracts younger as well as older gamers.”
“ANNO 1701 stands for great quality and extraordinary gameplay,” said Wilhelm Hamrozi, CEO SUNFLOWERS. “When expanding the property onto other platforms, we don’t simply port the game design, but we develop new concepts that satisfy the familiar high standards in terms of quality and gameplay appropriate to the platform”, he continued. “We are delighted about this collaboration and view Buena Vista Games as the ideal partner to begin a sensible expansion of our ANNO brand onto other platforms”, Hamrozi concluded.
Additionally, ANNO 1701 for the Nintendo DS features a fully configurable endless game mode with AI players and a multiplayer mode for up to 4 players with Nintendo DS, as well as a series of features unique to the Nintendo DS.
Buena Vista Games will publish ANNO 1701 for the NDS across EMEA and Australia and New Zealand in Q2 2007.
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