Early this week we posted screenshots and details of Chillingo's forthcoming iPhone hack-'n'-slash monster smasher iDracula, developed by the creator of Orions: Legend of Wizards.

It’s a point, shoot and run affair — stop to bag the goodies, guns and power-ups but watch out for the werewolves and other bad guys.

Chillingo has recently tweeted a few updates, including a link to two new in-game screenshots posted to our forums.  The publisher indicates that the game is nearly complete and will be submitted to the App Store "soon, soon!"

Since our original iDracula post, Chillingo has provided us with some additional details of the game.

It's actually a survival shooter. You begin with a simple gun and slow/weak monsters, and as the time passes, they grow stronger and faster, dropping better weapon. You will also be able to gain "perks", as you earn enough experience. There are 6 different weapons - Gun, Rifle, Crossbow, Grenade Launcher, Machine Gun and BFG (yes, it's big). We have also implemented a very nice multitouch controls, so you're like using two sticks to control a hero, and it's very cool. It is also the most intense game in the appstore.

We're very anxious to see this lovely looking $0.99 game in action--and judging from our reader's comments and forum posts, we're not alone in this.  Stay tuned for a closer look when iDracula goes live.

  • SalsaMD

    What remains in question is the quality of the character animation...

    A video will ultimately tell it all..

  • SalsaMD

    What remains in question is the quality of the character animation...

    A video will ultimately tell it all..

  • http://www.razorianfly.com RazorianFly

    Looks extremely polished as with Orions. Count me on the list of wanting to see this in action!

  • http://www.razorianfly.com RazorianFly

    Looks extremely polished as with Orions. Count me on the list of wanting to see this in action!

  • SalsaMD

    What remains in question is the quality of the character animation...

    A video will ultimately tell it all..

  • http://www.razorianfly.com RazorianFly

    Looks extremely polished as with Orions. Count me on the list of wanting to see this in action!

  • emb531

    I love making an impact in this scene....

    Will download as soon as its out...

  • emb531

    I love making an impact in this scene....

    Will download as soon as its out...

  • emb531

    I love making an impact in this scene....

    Will download as soon as its out...

  • Diesel

    Almost SUBMITTED? Let's not jump the gun here - doesn't Apple take up to 2 weeks to run things through the submition process? Here's hoping they get this one through quickly, looks like a ton 'o fun!!!

  • Diesel

    Almost SUBMITTED? Let's not jump the gun here - doesn't Apple take up to 2 weeks to run things through the submition process? Here's hoping they get this one through quickly, looks like a ton 'o fun!!!

  • JC

    As far as I know Chillingo has yet to answer if the game simply takes place in one area or if there are mutiple areas to explore, etc. For $.99 I'm thinking what we see in the screenshots is what we can expect.

  • JC

    As far as I know Chillingo has yet to answer if the game simply takes place in one area or if there are mutiple areas to explore, etc. For $.99 I'm thinking what we see in the screenshots is what we can expect.

  • arn

    JC: From the look of the screenshot, it looks like you can move around beyond a single "screen" but based on the description, it's probably a one-area setting. It's not an RPG or anything.

  • arn

    JC: From the look of the screenshot, it looks like you can move around beyond a single "screen" but based on the description, it's probably a one-area setting. It's not an RPG or anything.

  • ReDStaR

    I too would like to see if this is based on one backround levels or if there's actual movement in the area.

    I'm hoping those two circles at the bottom of the screen are digi-analogs.

  • ReDStaR

    I too would like to see if this is based on one backround levels or if there's actual movement in the area.

    I'm hoping those two circles at the bottom of the screen are digi-analogs.

  • Diesel

    Paradise had a limited play area, but it never seemed restraining. If iDracula holds to that formula, I would imagine that this will be a great title for quick pick up and play action, even if there is just one area available. Maybe other areas could be added via update if there is only this one?

  • Diesel

    Paradise had a limited play area, but it never seemed restraining. If iDracula holds to that formula, I would imagine that this will be a great title for quick pick up and play action, even if there is just one area available. Maybe other areas could be added via update if there is only this one?

  • David S

    this may not be a popular opinion, but i really wish they wouldn't release this for $0.99 unless it's a "lite" version. for the good of the App Store ecosystem, these games should charge at least $5. let the fart apps go for $0.99, but the decent software out there should be priced approprately.

  • David S

    this may not be a popular opinion, but i really wish they wouldn't release this for $0.99 unless it's a "lite" version. for the good of the App Store ecosystem, these games should charge at least $5. let the fart apps go for $0.99, but the decent software out there should be priced approprately.

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  • NotYou

    I would be thrilled if it's controlled like Paradise. Those circles, which where your thumbs go I would assume, remind me lot of Paradise too.

  • NotYou

    I would be thrilled if it's controlled like Paradise. Those circles, which where your thumbs go I would assume, remind me lot of Paradise too.

  • Wabaam

    There is no way in hell I'm not buying this :D

  • Wabaam

    There is no way in hell I'm not buying this :D

  • DaveWorld

    I have to agree with David. If this plays as good as it looks, I am willing to pay much more than .99 cents for it. Make a light version .99 and the full version for $4.99. Of make it .99 for a short time period. If it's quality, then it should be priced at a quality level for the good and longevity of the App store.

  • DaveWorld

    I have to agree with David. If this plays as good as it looks, I am willing to pay much more than .99 cents for it. Make a light version .99 and the full version for $4.99. Of make it .99 for a short time period. If it's quality, then it should be priced at a quality level for the good and longevity of the App store.

  • http://www.rustysabre.com/ PointOfLight

    Personally, I can't wait to get ahold of this one. So far the only game from this company that I wasn't real thrilled with was Azgard Defence, though I imagine that would be popular around here since people in this forum seem to be into Tower Defense games. At any rate, this looks like a blast, so bring it on!

  • http://www.rustysabre.com/ PointOfLight

    Personally, I can't wait to get ahold of this one. So far the only game from this company that I wasn't real thrilled with was Azgard Defence, though I imagine that would be popular around here since people in this forum seem to be into Tower Defense games. At any rate, this looks like a blast, so bring it on!

  • Adams Immersive

    Maybe .99 is an intro special. It does look like it's worth more than that.

    (Just thought I'd add to the surreal spectacle of people on a tech forum clamoring for HIGHER pricing!)

  • Adams Immersive

    Maybe .99 is an intro special. It does look like it's worth more than that.

    (Just thought I'd add to the surreal spectacle of people on a tech forum clamoring for HIGHER pricing!)

  • ArtOfWarfare

    Are they allowed to mention the BFG? I would think id would have that trademarked or copywritten or something...

  • ArtOfWarfare

    Are they allowed to mention the BFG? I would think id would have that trademarked or copywritten or something...

  • rich_952000

    I WILL NOT BUY THIS!

    Just kidding, I'll be scrambling to click the damn "buy now" button!

  • rich_952000

    I WILL NOT BUY THIS!

    Just kidding, I'll be scrambling to click the damn "buy now" button!

  • Ahiru

    well... it does look a lot more like Paradise than Diablo O_O

    like, you have the center square/fountain, run and shoot and dodge and shoot again...

    at first i thought this would be more like diablo... but hey, .99c is still a bargain!

  • Ahiru

    well... it does look a lot more like Paradise than Diablo O_O

    like, you have the center square/fountain, run and shoot and dodge and shoot again...

    at first i thought this would be more like diablo... but hey, .99c is still a bargain!

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  • JC

    Given the action shown in the screenshots for $.99 I'm in regardless of the size of the area from which to kill bad guys; however, for me I'd prefer an extensive area or better yet multiple locations.

  • JC

    Given the action shown in the screenshots for $.99 I'm in regardless of the size of the area from which to kill bad guys; however, for me I'd prefer an extensive area or better yet multiple locations.

  • dankrips

    Awesome...An on the road GOW:2 Horde style game. Can't wait.

  • dankrips

    Awesome...An on the road GOW:2 Horde style game. Can't wait.

  • dankrips

    but a diablo style app would be the ultimate!!!

  • dankrips

    but a diablo style app would be the ultimate!!!

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  • sfditty

    It's interesting that people say this should cost more than a dollar. I think it should myself on a certain level also. But to take a stab at a few weeks in the Top 10 Paid Apps on the App store could produce a windfall of cash over a short period of time for the developer. This is interesting economics here, IMHO, because it's about the relationship between supply and price, not supply and demand.

  • sfditty

    It's interesting that people say this should cost more than a dollar. I think it should myself on a certain level also. But to take a stab at a few weeks in the Top 10 Paid Apps on the App store could produce a windfall of cash over a short period of time for the developer. This is interesting economics here, IMHO, because it's about the relationship between supply and price, not supply and demand.

  • sfditty

    Wish I could edit my last post, I meant the relationship of "demand and price", with supply being very fuzzy in the equation: The supply comes into the equation only from the relative demand of all similar apps. Not sure if that makes sense, as I'm not an economist, but something is strange about App Store Economics.

  • sfditty

    Wish I could edit my last post, I meant the relationship of "demand and price", with supply being very fuzzy in the equation: The supply comes into the equation only from the relative demand of all similar apps. Not sure if that makes sense, as I'm not an economist, but something is strange about App Store Economics.

  • Marcus

    I think these controls are going to be something like dropships!

  • Marcus

    I think these controls are going to be something like dropships!

  • Ahiru

    @marcus

    maybe more like Paradise The Beginning

  • Ahiru

    @marcus

    maybe more like Paradise The Beginning

  • Kyrue

    The author can count on my dollar being spent haha.

  • Kyrue

    The author can count on my dollar being spent haha.

  • iGamet

    Looks cool for 0.99. Wish there was vid.

  • iGamet

    Looks cool for 0.99. Wish there was vid.

  • Anders

    I will not buy this for $0.99, but might pick it up if it costs $4.99 (and appears to be good, of course).

    No, I didn't switch the price tags. Really.

  • Anders

    I will not buy this for $0.99, but might pick it up if it costs $4.99 (and appears to be good, of course).

    No, I didn't switch the price tags. Really.

  • Touchlover

    Twitter update from chillingo says they have submitted to appstore.Anyone has an idea to whether its available on appstore.Can't wait to play.

  • Touchlover

    Twitter update from chillingo says they have submitted to appstore.Anyone has an idea to whether its available on appstore.Can't wait to play.

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  • Ryan

    I don't know if anyone posted anything but this game is out. It's currently rated over 4.5 and is in 1st in top paid apps.

  • Ryan

    I don't know if anyone posted anything but this game is out. It's currently rated over 4.5 and is in 1st in top paid apps.