Swedish game developer Resolution Interactive has released a preview of their forthcoming flight / action / sports hybrid Clusterball 2.

Clusterball 2 for the iPhone is a conversion of the developer's existing PC title (pictured) and offers unique, fast-paced gameplay that, as the demonstration video illustrates, translates well to the iPhone's accelerometer-based control systems.

Clusterball is a high-paced, adrenaline pumping flight sport demanding skill, tactics and ball control - designed as a first person shooter but without the splatter and gore. Played in midair with high tech aircraft, your objective is to gather and score as many balls as possible while trying your best to keep your opponents from doing the same. As your tail grows longer, your ship will gradually slow down, making you more vulnerable to attacks. Thus, each extra ball gathered involves a calculated risk.

According to Resolution Interactive, the game will feature various online components including gamer profiles, public scoreboards, and challenger features and sport graphics that are above and beyond what is available for the iPhone today.

Clusterball® 2 for iPhone will aim to make a mark on the iPhone market by offering the highest quality of graphics and maneuverability through the gyro controls. With a fast-paced gameplay and obstacle rich environment, Clusterball® 2 for iPhone will be an adrenaline filled experience for young and old alike.

"Clusterball® 2 for iPhone is very exciting, and will be a new start for us." Say Lars Lindstrom, founder at Resolution Interactive. "We look forward to present our new demo as well as our coming titles at the GC convention next week".

Resolution Interactive will be demonstrating the title at next week's Game Convention in Leipzig Germany where we hope to hear additional details including an App Store release date.  Stay tuned.

A demo video of the PC version offers an additional glimpse at gameplay.

[ via Pocket Gamer ]

  • http://www.jido-genshi.com genshi

    This looks pretty incredible! Seeing this gets me excited for what the future holds for iPhone gaming! At the same time, it has also renewed my interest in my PSP and DS, both of which I haven't played in about a year.

  • http://www.jido-genshi.com genshi

    This looks pretty incredible! Seeing this gets me excited for what the future holds for iPhone gaming! At the same time, it has also renewed my interest in my PSP and DS, both of which I haven't played in about a year.

  • BeyondtheTech

    Looks like a good addition to the App Store when it comes out. I was a bit concerned about the frame rate, it doesn't look like it's near 24 to 30 fps judging from the video. Are we seeing the limits of the iPhone's processing and graphics power yet?

  • http://www.mavisxp.com mavis

    Yeah, this one looks AWESOME! Can't wait!!

  • BeyondtheTech

    Looks like a good addition to the App Store when it comes out. I was a bit concerned about the frame rate, it doesn't look like it's near 24 to 30 fps judging from the video. Are we seeing the limits of the iPhone's processing and graphics power yet?

  • http://www.mavisxp.com mavis

    Yeah, this one looks AWESOME! Can't wait!!

  • TomHagen

    Those abruptly showing up rocks/islands do not fit in otherwise polished graphics. I know it's due to limited polycount that iphone is able to compute, but it would look much better if developer implement some kind of groud haze/fog within the hori, from behind which those rocks/islands would gruadualy emerge. Other than that looks promising :)

  • TomHagen

    Those abruptly showing up rocks/islands do not fit in otherwise polished graphics. I know it's due to limited polycount that iphone is able to compute, but it would look much better if developer implement some kind of groud haze/fog within the hori, from behind which those rocks/islands would gruadualy emerge. Other than that looks promising :)

  • WiseWeasel

    OMG, WiFi multiplayer had better be a planned feature for the final version, because this game is screaming for it. That feature will be the difference between me buying this game (along with all these other racing games) and not buying it.

  • WiseWeasel

    OMG, WiFi multiplayer had better be a planned feature for the final version, because this game is screaming for it. That feature will be the difference between me buying this game (along with all these other racing games) and not buying it.

  • Finch

    honestly it doesn't look like their movements are really controlling the ship, Almost like the phone is simply playing a gameplay video and they are trying to match the movements. Watch how many times they make really quick sudden movements with the phone and nothing happens on screen. Either pre-rendered or the most unresponsive controls ive ever seen. Dont get me wrong the game sounds interesting, but im just not really feeling it from watching that video.

  • Finch

    honestly it doesn't look like their movements are really controlling the ship, Almost like the phone is simply playing a gameplay video and they are trying to match the movements. Watch how many times they make really quick sudden movements with the phone and nothing happens on screen. Either pre-rendered or the most unresponsive controls ive ever seen. Dont get me wrong the game sounds interesting, but im just not really feeling it from watching that video.

  • icepulse

    The system is capable, we know this already.... The discouraging thing is that I look at the games available for the regular iPod, and I've yet to see better ones on the iPhone!!! Why? Sims Pool, Final Fantasy..... those titles look GREAT! Where are the iPhone killer apps? Why haven't we seen a game that incorporates our music? Like a trivia game, or a "name that tune" kind of thing? I know the app store is still young, but lets GO people!!!!

  • icepulse

    The system is capable, we know this already.... The discouraging thing is that I look at the games available for the regular iPod, and I've yet to see better ones on the iPhone!!! Why? Sims Pool, Final Fantasy..... those titles look GREAT! Where are the iPhone killer apps? Why haven't we seen a game that incorporates our music? Like a trivia game, or a "name that tune" kind of thing? I know the app store is still young, but lets GO people!!!!

  • slappy

    Freaking Jobs. I'm going broke here!! LOL

  • slappy

    Freaking Jobs. I'm going broke here!! LOL

  • gavao

    @finch, true, just looks like the big announced clusterball 2 pc games trailer which is truly completely rendered... wonder what they will show at the gc, they don't have a booth till now as it looks. Well, I will catch by at the gc and have a look at it.

  • gavao

    @finch, true, just looks like the big announced clusterball 2 pc games trailer which is truly completely rendered... wonder what they will show at the gc, they don't have a booth till now as it looks. Well, I will catch by at the gc and have a look at it.

  • Aeroflux

    More often then not games of this genre fail, but the potential still remains. Fresh innovative and unique gameplay is out there, just waiting to be exploited in futuristic sports. Hopefully Clusterball will attain those qualities.

  • Aeroflux

    More often then not games of this genre fail, but the potential still remains. Fresh innovative and unique gameplay is out there, just waiting to be exploited in futuristic sports. Hopefully Clusterball will attain those qualities.