This looks like a promising release and I love this time of year when these types of games start coming out. The Port Royale and Anno series run somewhat parallel to this franchise and I always check them all out in case I might miss something good. Anno 1404 is my current favorite with all its graphical splendor to behold and the ability to custom tailor your towns down to last shrubbery. Perhaps this will be a nice compliment and offer some nice new features.
Like Port Royale 2 with better graphics... and Port Royale 2 was great ! But it needs better graphics... => I'm getting this game
Reminds me of playing Taipan on the Apple 2+. "They're firing on us Taipan!" "The buggers hit a gun Taipan!"