Steve Jobs announced today that the iPod Touch alone outsells the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP combined, not just in America but worldwide. Jobs said that 1.5 billion games and entertainment apps have been downloaded from the App Store. This fact only takes into consideration the iPod Touch and not the iPhone which would make it an even bigger market lead.
There have been some concerned comments questioning the fact seeing as only 120 million iOS devices have been sold worldwide. Apple have been contacted about this discrepancy.
Rockstar Games have announced that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, from Rockstar Leeds, is coming to iPhone and iPod Touch later this year. The award winning game is making it’s way from the Nintendo DS to the PSP platform and now the iPhone & iPod Touch.
“Chinatown Wars is a perfect match for the iPhone and iPod touch,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We are very excited to bring this incredibly ambitious version of Liberty City, with this level of detail and immersive gameplay on Apple’s new gaming platforms.”
The game follows the story of Huang Lee, a young Triad who travels to Liberty City after the mysterious death of his father. Players will navigate their way through the streets as they uncover the truth behind an epic tale of crime and corruption within the Triad crime syndicate, delivering the unprecedented amount of depth that has become a true trademark of the Grand Theft Auto franchise.
This game is for Mac and Windows however due to Atari’s copyright of the pong game the game is now taken offline but you can find it if you search around, with the new iPhone 3GS’s graphics power this game would look great on the iPhone.
You would control your side using the touchscreen and to shoot the plasma you would slide your finger forward, it would be multiplayer as each user can use one side of the screen or even over WiFi or Bluetooth.
I did email the developer about it a while back but never recieved a reply so I might try again.
With the release of Assassin’s Creed for iPhone & iPod Touch just a few weeks away, IGN has posted up some screens from the upcoming title. It’s expected that Gameloft will charge around £5.99 or more for the game.
The graphics on the game surpass that even of the Nintendo DS, showing how much the iPhone really is ahead of the competition when it comes to mobile gaming.
The iPhone version is largely based on Altair’s Chronicles, the prequel for the Nintendo DS to the first game. You must explore the city of the Holy Land to uncover “The Chalice”, a sacred artifact held by the Templars. The superiors at The Order of the Assassins say that stealing the Chalice has the potential to end the Crusades.
More details on the game are expected soon.
On Tuesday at GDC, EA Mobile discussed their plans for 2009 for the iPhone & iPod Touch platform.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour has been been announced prior to this event but other games announced were:
Command & Conquer
Need for Speed
The Sims 3
EA Mobile indicated that Trivial Pursuit and Tigher Woods PGA Tour, will be coming in Spring.
One of my favourite flash games is Cubefield, the objective of the game is to get you through a field of cubes that are dynamically created as you play the game. I’ve thought for a long time now how good this would be as an iPhone app using the in-built accelerometers and put together a mock-up to demonstrate what it would look like.
As you can see it would work perfectly on iPhone and iPod Touch using the in-built accelerometers.
Update: It seems it already exsists in the App Store under Cube Runner.