XS Games today announced the early Spring 2010 release of The Red Star for iPhone and PSP go. A cult hit on the PS2, The Red Star is an ingenious mashup of top down shooter and beat 'em up gameplay, based upon the graphic novel of the same name by Christian Gossett. Here is more info on this upcoming iPhone/iPod touch game:
The Red Star brings to life the dystopian United Republics of the Red Star (URRS), a mystical and technologically advanced alternate reality resembling Soviet Russia. In this alternate reality, the world has been wracked by vicious conflict between the world?s powerful nations, who use advanced technology to harness soldiers? latent mental powers. Players can choose to play as one of the graphic novel?s three most prominent characters: Maya Antares, a powerful sorceress in search of her husband lost in battle, Kyuzo, Maya?s personal bodyguard as well as a powerful fighter, or Makita, a quick and agile warrior forced to abandon her life as a world-class athlete when her homeland was invaded.
Compared to PlayStation 2, the iPhone and PSP go versions offer fresh visual polish and improved controls. Here are some screens of in-game play: