Ubisoft has sent word of Anno: Dawn of Discovery coming to iPhone, along with some tantilizing screenshots to drool over. Anno: Dawn of Discovery was released on the PC along with the Nintendo DS in 2007, and it has sold fairly well on both devices.
The gameplay can be described as follows:
The player starts as leader of an unnamed country which must colonize and expand in the game world. While the player expands their in-game territory, other computer controlled rivals are also expanding and strengthening their countries. As the player progresses through the game, they gain access to naval vessels and troops which allow them to invade and ultimately to defeat other players. Anno 1404 features an updated interface, bigger islands and worlds to explore, a sandbox mode, and other features new to the Anno series.
Ubisoft has rebuilt the game to more adapt to the average iPhone gamer, making it more simple and built for single game sessions. The complexity of the PC version will not be as prevalent, and while more hardcore gamers may feel left out, we’ll have to see what they exactly mean by this.
The final price for Anno: Dawn of Discovery will be $4.99, and from the sounds of it, it will be a port of the PC version and not the DS. For more information on the title, check out the Wikipedia article.