To catch you up if you haven't been following along, Rolando is an iPhone-specific platform puzzler that we first caught glimpse of back in July before the App Store even launched. The original teaser trailer got us very excited but we haven't heard much for months. As it turns out, it seems HandCircus has teamed up with new iPhone game publisher ngmoco.
Ngmoco was founded by former EA executive Neil Young which has raised funding from Perkins Caufield & Byersâ€™s iFund. We suspect a formal announcement will come shortly, but in the meanwhile, here's the new teaser video:
Be sure to watch the original video for Rolando.
The game is described:
The Rolandos need your help! Their adorable kingdom has been invaded by an angry darkness. Take control of the Rolandos and manipulate their world using innovating tilt, tap and multi-touch controls. Use dexterity, physics and clever tactics to survive dozens of puzzle-ridden environments as you lead the Rolandos to freedom!
- Use Tilt and Multi-touch to guide the Rolandos through their world
- Lead the quest through 4 adorable worlds and 36 challenging levels
- Manipulate the environment and solve puzzles with touch-tactics, physics & dexterity
- Enjoy the vibrant, playful visual style by pop-culture illustrator, Mikko Walamies
The game is due in "holiday 2008".