Although it had been mentioned in our forums back in November, it's now on id's website: An iPhone version of id's mobile title Wolfenstein RPG will be coming to the iPhone "in a couple of months."

Save the world in Wolfenstein RPG! Walk in the combat boots of Sergeant B.J. Blazkowicz, prisoner of the ruthless Axis military. Battle through 9 challenging levels to complete your mission and take down the Axis' diabolical Paranormal Division. Use strategy and a wide array of conventional and mysterious weapons to defeat super soldiers, zombies and the Harbinger. Discover books and syringes full of special powers. Enter the mysterious 3D world of Wolfenstein RPG... if you dare.

Pocket Gamer recently took a look at the mobile handset version of the game and explains that Wolfenstein RPG is not a straight first-person shooter, as its classic namesake was.

As with Doom RPG, the game adopts a distinctly different pace by performing all the combat using a turn-based system.

Fans of the FPS theme might find this a distasteful idea, but in practice it works surprisingly well, especially considering the difficulties a mobile handset inherently suffers from when it comes to providing working controls for a 3D shooter.

You can kick, punch, dodge, run and, of course, unload streams of hot lead exactly as you'd expect – you simply have to add a small amount of strategy to the mix to ensure you've got the mettle to win out against a room full of Axis agents.

We'll take a closer look when the game lands in the App Store.  Included screenshots are from the mobile version of the game.

See EA's game trailer for a closer look at the mobile version.


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  • Rocketman919

    god, i would rather have real wolfenstein than this turn based crap!

  • Rocketman919

    god, i would rather have real wolfenstein than this turn based crap!

  • Smokin okin

    This game is terrible, my friend has it on his dare, its garbage
    PS: arn, can u reverse the ban on my account please, im really sorry

  • Smokin okin

    This game is terrible, my friend has it on his dare, its garbage
    PS: arn, can u reverse the ban on my account please, im really sorry

  • Big Albie

    I remember Wolfenstein when it first came out for the Mac, and I wasn't really thrilled with it. It just wasn't fun so hopefully, the iTunes is different in some way.

  • Big Albie

    I remember Wolfenstein when it first came out for the Mac, and I wasn't really thrilled with it. It just wasn't fun so hopefully, the iTunes is different in some way.

  • Jake

    look like crap, even don't want it for .99 cent

  • Jake

    look like crap, even don't want it for .99 cent

  • Kamazar

    It isn't hard to come up with good controls for an FPS. I loved the original Wolfenstein. Adding in RPG elements is like making monopoly a platformer.

  • Kamazar

    It isn't hard to come up with good controls for an FPS. I loved the original Wolfenstein. Adding in RPG elements is like making monopoly a platformer.

  • wizard

    Have you ever played id's Doom RPG? The RPG elements melded perfectly with the original game and it was addictive as, um, Hell. This looks like a full-fledged sequel to that awesomeness. That looks unbelievably impressive for a cellphone game - can't wait to see what they can do on the iPhone.

  • wizard

    Have you ever played id's Doom RPG? The RPG elements melded perfectly with the original game and it was addictive as, um, Hell. This looks like a full-fledged sequel to that awesomeness. That looks unbelievably impressive for a cellphone game - can't wait to see what they can do on the iPhone.

  • Brad Newsom

    Awesome! I loved Doom RPG. It just felt right. The above comments are despicable. Not paying 99cents for this? Really? So your happy with your fart app right?

    Typical ignorance. I really hope they also port Doom RPG to iphone.

    I'm guessing those aren't iPhone screenshots....building up the ignorance train before me.

  • Brad Newsom

    Awesome! I loved Doom RPG. It just felt right. The above comments are despicable. Not paying 99cents for this? Really? So your happy with your fart app right?

    Typical ignorance. I really hope they also port Doom RPG to iphone.

    I'm guessing those aren't iPhone screenshots....building up the ignorance train before me.

  • http://extreeeme.org GPSchnyder

    Me wants.

    And if you want to play the real thing go get a Pandora (as I have done for sure)

  • http://extreeeme.org GPSchnyder

    Me wants.

    And if you want to play the real thing go get a Pandora (as I have done for sure)

  • Master Shake

    I think it looks fantastic.

  • Master Shake

    I think it looks fantastic.

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    Doesn't look like much. Remind me of the games that i bought for my motorola. But, interesting. If it's really .99 then maybe. haha.

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    Doesn't look like much. Remind me of the games that i bought for my motorola. But, interesting. If it's really .99 then maybe. haha.

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  • Yoshi360

    John Carmack said the iPhone was technically on par with Dreamcast and Playstation 2 and now he comes with... that?

  • Yoshi360

    John Carmack said the iPhone was technically on par with Dreamcast and Playstation 2 and now he comes with... that?

  • Allcaps

    Those are not the iPhone screenshots you tards. Do you really think that when Carmack said 'tour de force' that he meant that?

  • Allcaps

    Those are not the iPhone screenshots you tards. Do you really think that when Carmack said 'tour de force' that he meant that?

  • spiffyone

    @Yoshi

    He never stated it was "technically on par". He stated the CPU and GPU where in the same generation as DC, PS2, GC, and XBox, and he's correct. Never stated that this platform was as powerful as the last gen consoles, only that the tech was of the same gen.

    And I don't think this was the "tour de force" title to which he was referring. Wolfenstein RPG is available for other mobile platforms, and this will likely be a port (however upgraded it may be) of that title, and the "graphical tour de force" he referred to was the game he stated he wanted to build from the ground up on iTouch/Phone. So...it doesn't add up, really. This ain't the exclusive iTouch/Phone game he was going on about. Can't be.

  • spiffyone

    @Yoshi

    He never stated it was "technically on par". He stated the CPU and GPU where in the same generation as DC, PS2, GC, and XBox, and he's correct. Never stated that this platform was as powerful as the last gen consoles, only that the tech was of the same gen.

    And I don't think this was the "tour de force" title to which he was referring. Wolfenstein RPG is available for other mobile platforms, and this will likely be a port (however upgraded it may be) of that title, and the "graphical tour de force" he referred to was the game he stated he wanted to build from the ground up on iTouch/Phone. So...it doesn't add up, really. This ain't the exclusive iTouch/Phone game he was going on about. Can't be.