This is great news for board game lovers. I enjoy Carcassonne far more than Settlers of Catan, which got a lackluster, multiplayer-less iPhone version last year. Both games are available for the Nintendo DS, where Carcassonne has a barebones, unattractive presentation, but Catan is quite alright. In fact, the iPhone port of Catan looked even better.
The screenshots released so far suggest that Carcassonne on the iPhone is also going to be an improvement, and one sold at a much lower price at that. Which really makes Nintendo’s tough talk sound like famous last words.