Exozet has told Pocket Gamer that it is working on bringing the third major expansion pack for the Settlers of Catan boardgame - Cities and Knights - to iOS later this year.
Cities and Knights is my personal favourite of all the Catan variants, taking the (relatively) peaceful trading game and increasing the nastiness tenfold.
You and the other players are now always at risk of being attacked by the barbarian hordes from across the ocean, which can lead to some extremely sneaky backstabbing at the last minute.
Woods for the trees
In addition, tech trees and (often vicious) new cards mean that a turn rarely goes by without at least someone stealing your wood.
To help you out, there are also new units and upgradable knights, as well as the new Metropolis cities (that can be built near the end of the game).
Details on whether it’ll be an in-app purchase or a separate title are sparse at the moment, but we should expect to see Catan: Cities and Knights on iPhone and iPad in some form or another later in the year.