Build ANNO Empire on iPad
I’ve always had a thing for ANNO games, I played ANNO 1701 on the Nintendo DS and was instantly hooked, that said, I’ve never took the plunge and bought ANNO 1404 on the PC yet. This is about ANNO for the iPad, though.
The ANNO franchise has been running since 1998 with ANNO 1602 and has only ventured on to Nintendo consoles. Now it’s the turn of the iPad. The press release says it’s ANNO’s mobile debut, well technically, it isn’t since, as mentioned above, there has been a DS version of an ANNO game.
Like its predecessors, ANNO: Build an Empire requires strategic planning to ensure players are weighing the options and consequences of their city planning in order to create powerful, successful islands. Taverns must be built to keep citizens happy and stress-free, churches will need to be built to satisfy the need for religion and homes will need to be built to keep citizens safe.
Players will start off with one island, building it from the ground up to ensure its citizens are happy and healthy. Once players become skilled city planners, the most determined players create additional islands, managing multiple islands while guaranteeing safe trading routes with their neighbours.
Social elements from previous ANNO titles will also be incorporated into ANNO: Build an Empire and players will have a chance to challenge friends and foes and invite them to take part in this stand-alone ANNO adventure.
A heads up though, you will need an iPad 2 with iOS 6 to play ANNO: Build an Empire.