PARIS – April 10, 2019 – Asmodee Digital, a leader in digital board game entertainment, is pleased to announce that Catan, the acclaimed multi-million seller board game created by Klaus Teuber, will be released on Nintendo SwitchTM on the 20th of June.
The game will be showcased with all the benefits of the Nintendo Switch system while providing players with the full Catan experience. “We are eager to let players play Catan on the Nintendo Switch as we’re sure it will appeal to those who played the board game while also engaging with new audiences having an opportunity to discover this masterpiece. Combining our unique digital expertise and board game roots is key in delivering an immersive experience on par with what critics and players expect from Catan in the digital era,” says Pierre Ortolan, CEO of Asmodee Digital.
Catan is a cornerstone of board game design, easy to learn while offering a lot of strategic depth. Players are compelled to settle the island of Catan, carefully positioning their assets to optimize access to resources that can also be traded. Every decision counts!
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About Asmodee Digital
Asmodee Digital, a fully owned subsidiary of the Asmodee Group, is an international publisher and distributor of digital board games with operations located in Europe, North America, and China. Asmodee Digital manages the creation, design, development, publishing, and marketing of board and card games on leading digital platforms – spanning mobile, PC, Mac, virtuality reality and consoles – for Asmodee studios as well as for third-party publishers. The current Asmodee Digital catalog includes best-selling digital games such as Catan VR, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Agricola, Mille Bornes, Pandemic, Small World 2, Mr. Jack London, Colt Express, Mysterium, Potion Explosion, Onirim, Jaipur, Spot It! Duel, Abalone, Ticket to Ride First Journey, Catan Stories, Talisman, Fighting Fantasy Legends, Smash Up and digital versions of many other well-known board games. http://www.asmodee-digital.com/en/
About Catan GmbH
Catan GmbH is based in Germany and specializes in the development and licensing of entertainment concepts. The company’s focus is on developing and marketing the world-renowned CatanⓇ family of board and card games. Catan GmbH’s works closely with its trusted publishing and development partners, particularly Catan Studio, Asmodee, Kosmos and USM, all of whom share a creative, cooperative and comprehensive strategic vision regarding the Catan brand development. www.catan.com
About Catan Studio
A fully owned subsidiary of the Asmodee Group, Catan Studio serves three roles: (1) as the global English-language publisher of analog Catan games; (2) as a principal content developer and publisher of Catan stories, events, and merchandise; and (3) as a developer of digital products based on Catan stories.www.catanstudio.com
“We make millions of people smile.” That is our mission – and our motto when we develop digital products and services for and with our customers. Innovative solutions that inspire – now and in the future. For this we rely on creative methods such as design sprints and ideation workshops and an agile development process. We work as a team with our customers and focus on the users – right from the start. We started in 1996 and today we are around 150 digital experts from all over the world. We accompany our customers with a great deal of passion and innovative spirit, from brainstorming through prototype development to the finished solution. We burn for mobile and immersive technologies and increasingly rely on virtual and augmented reality as well as digital games, mobile and NewTV applications. But also complex web platforms and video management systems are part of our long-standing expertise. We work primarily for customers in the automotive, media, sports and finance sectors. These include renowned companies such as Audi, Asmodee Digital, BBC, Deutsche Telekom, Freenet TV and ZDF. Our head office is in Berlin – in the former Tempelhof Airport. With a magnificent view of the former airfield. We also have offices in Hamburg and Vienna.
2019 Digital game published by Asmodee Digital. Game created by Klaus Teuber and edited by Catan GmbH and Catan Studio. CATAN and the “CATAN Sun” mark are trademark properties of CATAN GmbH (catan.com). Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo. All rights reserved.