Nintendo DS News | Anno 1701 Gets Publisher and Launch Date

By James Temperton 14.01.2007 8

Buena Vista Games have announced that it will be publishing Anno 1701 on the Nintendo DS. Developed by Keen Games, the title will launch in Europe and Australasia in Q2 2007.

"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.

The Anno 1701 world is based on the PC title by Sunflowers. This is the very first venture onto the DS for the popular empire-building title. Set between the 17th and 18th centuries, the game is based on creating, building and developing civilisations. If you want to check out some screens of the game, you can check out a batch that were released a few months back by clicking 'Game Page' at the top of this news page.

We'll hopefully have some more details on Anno 1701 for you soon, with a review coming your way later this year...

Box art for Anno 1701



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How's the climate in Australia?

I'm planning a holiday there.

( Edited on 14.01.2007 01:40 by Slydevil )

IANC said:
Dude yuor totally awesome. And i won't be killing you anytime soon.

It's a continent. Like Europe. The game is coming out in New Zealand and Australia, not just Australia.

( Edited on 14.01.2007 01:39 by Grumbler )

It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

Wha? You must've misread my post.


( Edited on 14.01.2007 01:53 by Slydevil )

IANC said:
Dude yuor totally awesome. And i won't be killing you anytime soon.

I think he did Smilie

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I can spell thanks Smilie

Quite looking forward to this one, smells a bit like Age of Empires which was a very neat little title on the DS (loved it on the PC too)

Trying to think of a witty signature after 'Hacker-gate'...

This game looks pretty cool. I'm a big fan of the PC AoE so if this is anything like it I'll buy.

"ANNO 1701 stands for great quality and extraordinary gameplay"

Wouldn't that be "GQaEG"?

Avoid Games Like the Plague, productivity++

Haha, you're the funniness times eight Smilie

Also, AoE for the DS, well, its a slow burner. If you're impatient, don't touch it. Hopefully this is also good, though Smilie

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