Alien Breed fans, the classic top-down Alien Breed is back! 21 years on from its initial release, the Amiga original has finally been dusted down, and now Team 17, the creator of Worms has announced to released the converted Alien Breed to iOS platforms in the next month!
"Better still, the game will come accompanied by the superior 1992 Special Edition, as well as a new four-level campaign entitled Alien Breed: Convergence. Lucky sods.
The stylish, intricate visuals, and menacing audio created a cloying atmosphere that instantly dragged you in. Allied to the claustrophobic level design, there was no room for error, and pacing the tight, twisting labyrinthine floors was always a fraught exercise.
Small wonder, then, that a legion of older fans still hold the formula dear, and it's been a source of frustration that the brand was mothballed for so long as Team 17 hawked potential remakes from one publisher to the next.
Eventually, the brand returned in December 2009 with downloadable console/PC title Alien Breed: Evolution, the first in a trilogy.
But although the Unreal-engine powered title picked up respectable critical appraisal, there was broad agreement that the games didn't quite recapture the spirit of the originals. What fans really hankered after was for Team 17 to return to the source and reissue authentic, 'remastered' HD versions."
Alien Breed on iOS can be played with its original graphics or in a new retina display-enhanced mode, and will feature "three different sets of maps" taken from the original Alien Breed, Alien Breed Special Edition and "an all new experience in the shape of Alien Breed Convergence."
Alien Breed is aiming for an August launch on iOS. You can play with either the touch-screen controls or with the compatible iCade or Gametel peripherals. Push forward into the gallery below for some screens.
We will keep you updated.
via joystiq via pocketgamer