We recently reported that Chillingo's iDracula [App Store], still sitting at the #1 spot in the iTunes App Store, would soon be getting a major update.  The developer posted details to our forums.

Don’t have much time, but wanted to say that a new game mode is amazing - I just love it . As I see in the recent messages, someone suggested it - it’s Wave Attack, where monsters attack wave by wave, with a chance to give you a rest between. I’ve also made a different Perk system for this mode.

Ah, and there will be another mode, which is not done yet, but should be fun, too. I won’t reveal details on this one. Let it be surprise.

We've since learned more of what the v1.1 update will bring:

  • 2 new levels
  • 2 new weapons
  • 2 new game modes
  • Online highscore system
  • Various minor fixes and tweaks

Chillingo has recently posted a gameplay screenshot in our forums showing one of the new levels (above) and released a short video that reveals a number of the update's features.

The iDracula v1.1 update should be available in early March.

  • junkie

    I would very appreciate the accelerometer rotation of game screen during the gameplay... because when the headphones connector is plugged into the device is little bit difficult to touch the control wheels...

  • junkie

    I would very appreciate the accelerometer rotation of game screen during the gameplay... because when the headphones connector is plugged into the device is little bit difficult to touch the control wheels...

  • kevlar x

    wow, this game is already superb, with all the developer is adding its going to be huge.

  • kevlar x

    wow, this game is already superb, with all the developer is adding its going to be huge.

  • Sascha

    Looks awesome but i really hope there will be a storymode in future updates

  • Sascha

    Looks awesome but i really hope there will be a storymode in future updates

  • rich_952000

    We've made this developer and Chillingo a coffin full of cash in an economic recession.

    Anyway, thanks for the updates, how many more copies do you guys have to sell before we can get online multiplyer?

  • rich_952000

    We've made this developer and Chillingo a coffin full of cash in an economic recession.

    Anyway, thanks for the updates, how many more copies do you guys have to sell before we can get online multiplyer?

  • rich_952000

    We've made this developer and Chillingo a coffin full of cash in an economic recession.

    Anyway, thanks for the updates, how many more copies do you guys have to sell before we can get online multiplyer?

  • Vende

    I am ridiculously addicted to this game and have put in at least 15 hours already. The music fits perfectly too

  • Vende

    I am ridiculously addicted to this game and have put in at least 15 hours already. The music fits perfectly too

  • Vende

    I am ridiculously addicted to this game and have put in at least 15 hours already. The music fits perfectly too

  • Christoffer

    Whoa! Looks nice, great job!

  • Christoffer

    Whoa! Looks nice, great job!

  • Christoffer

    Whoa! Looks nice, great job!

  • Arpan

    @rich_952000: We didn't make them a coffin full of cash, they did by selling something that we want, and that too at a really really low price.

    I like the control system that this app uses. I would like a mode that requires more strategy. Right now, once you have Telekinesis and the Machine gun, you just need to stand in one place blasting away until you get killed.

    It would be nice to have a mode where you don't have the more advanced weapons, or have limited bullets, as well as fewer enemies, so that you have to be more careful how you attack and spend your limited resources. Perhaps a mode where you can only use the crossbow, or just the small gun. A mode where you need to keep moving so that you aren't swamped by the monsters ....

    Just a thought. I'm glad the developers are continuing to improve it. Really interested to see where they take it.

  • Arpan

    @rich_952000: We didn't make them a coffin full of cash, they did by selling something that we want, and that too at a really really low price.

    I like the control system that this app uses. I would like a mode that requires more strategy. Right now, once you have Telekinesis and the Machine gun, you just need to stand in one place blasting away until you get killed.

    It would be nice to have a mode where you don't have the more advanced weapons, or have limited bullets, as well as fewer enemies, so that you have to be more careful how you attack and spend your limited resources. Perhaps a mode where you can only use the crossbow, or just the small gun. A mode where you need to keep moving so that you aren't swamped by the monsters ....

    Just a thought. I'm glad the developers are continuing to improve it. Really interested to see where they take it.

  • Arpan

    One thing is, I don't really like the way the gun changing works. I would prefer it is they were just a set of icons that you touched to change, rather than the scrolling/dragging system they have now.

  • Arpan

    One thing is, I don't really like the way the gun changing works. I would prefer it is they were just a set of icons that you touched to change, rather than the scrolling/dragging system they have now.

  • Arpan

    One thing is, I don't really like the way the gun changing works. I would prefer it is they were just a set of icons that you touched to change, rather than the scrolling/dragging system they have now.

  • hmm...

    Yes, changing weapons is a pain.

    Also, receiving test messages during the game or alarm alerts literally kills you, especially when you're already 15min in the game barely surviving.

    As much as I love the game as it is now,
    I still dream of it including a diablo like single campaign mode or even a MMO type mode!

  • hmm...

    Yes, changing weapons is a pain.

    Also, receiving test messages during the game or alarm alerts literally kills you, especially when you're already 15min in the game barely surviving.

    As much as I love the game as it is now,
    I still dream of it including a diablo like single campaign mode or even a MMO type mode!

  • hmm...

    Yes, changing weapons is a pain.

    Also, receiving test messages during the game or alarm alerts literally kills you, especially when you're already 15min in the game barely surviving.

    As much as I love the game as it is now,
    I still dream of it including a diablo like single campaign mode or even a MMO type mode!

  • RedStaR

    I third the weapons change!!!

    it needs to be tap/scroll through.

    90% of my deaths happen because I'm changing the weapon and the scroll is just not precise.

  • RedStaR

    I third the weapons change!!!

    it needs to be tap/scroll through.

    90% of my deaths happen because I'm changing the weapon and the scroll is just not precise.

  • RedStaR

    I third the weapons change!!!

    it needs to be tap/scroll through.

    90% of my deaths happen because I'm changing the weapon and the scroll is just not precise.

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  • ryoi

    >> Online Highscore !!
    that's what i am talking about :)

    right now, phone-call during gameplay is the most issue i have.
    actually they are way more scary than those monsters, way more scary :/

    hope they fix this in next update.

  • ryoi

    >> Online Highscore !!
    that's what i am talking about :)

    right now, phone-call during gameplay is the most issue i have.
    actually they are way more scary than those monsters, way more scary :/

    hope they fix this in next update.

  • ryoi

    >> Online Highscore !!
    that's what i am talking about :)

    right now, phone-call during gameplay is the most issue i have.
    actually they are way more scary than those monsters, way more scary :/

    hope they fix this in next update.

  • f e a r l e s s

    This is one great game for a buck!!!

    Would love to see accelerometer based controls for movement and a calibration feature so I can play any way I want.

  • f e a r l e s s

    This is one great game for a buck!!!

    Would love to see accelerometer based controls for movement and a calibration feature so I can play any way I want.

  • f e a r l e s s

    This is one great game for a buck!!!

    Would love to see accelerometer based controls for movement and a calibration feature so I can play any way I want.

  • http://iphone-game-reviews.com Vicky @ iPhone Game Reviews

    With an update already coming on, iDracula's gonna stay on top for a very very long time!

  • http://iphone-game-reviews.com Vicky @ iPhone Game Reviews

    With an update already coming on, iDracula's gonna stay on top for a very very long time!

  • http://iphone-game-reviews.com Vicky @ iPhone Game Reviews

    With an update already coming on, iDracula's gonna stay on top for a very very long time!

  • http://www.onemoretap.com XCool

    Let's hope for a fix in the perks award screen. I have seen a many times where duplicate perks are offered. Agreeing also to the weapons change method. I constantly find myself getting killed when I want to switch to the crossbow (it kills dracula in just a few shots).

    Wave attack would be a blessing. Am gonna be wasting more time with this game. Oh my... :)

  • http://www.onemoretap.com XCool

    Let's hope for a fix in the perks award screen. I have seen a many times where duplicate perks are offered. Agreeing also to the weapons change method. I constantly find myself getting killed when I want to switch to the crossbow (it kills dracula in just a few shots).

    Wave attack would be a blessing. Am gonna be wasting more time with this game. Oh my... :)

  • http://www.onemoretap.com XCool

    Let's hope for a fix in the perks award screen. I have seen a many times where duplicate perks are offered. Agreeing also to the weapons change method. I constantly find myself getting killed when I want to switch to the crossbow (it kills dracula in just a few shots).

    Wave attack would be a blessing. Am gonna be wasting more time with this game. Oh my... :)

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    wow! This game is getting better and better. Even, without the updates I'm already playing it everyday. I already reach the amateur stage. And, 'gunning' for higher level. hehe. Good work guys. Waiting, for the story mode and missions to come. Woot!

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    wow! This game is getting better and better. Even, without the updates I'm already playing it everyday. I already reach the amateur stage. And, 'gunning' for higher level. hehe. Good work guys. Waiting, for the story mode and missions to come. Woot!

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    wow! This game is getting better and better. Even, without the updates I'm already playing it everyday. I already reach the amateur stage. And, 'gunning' for higher level. hehe. Good work guys. Waiting, for the story mode and missions to come. Woot!

  • Dave_b

    I wish they'd make it iTunes compatible. Otherwise, zero complaints, and it looks like this new content is going to make it even better.

  • Dave_b

    I wish they'd make it iTunes compatible. Otherwise, zero complaints, and it looks like this new content is going to make it even better.

  • Dave_b

    I wish they'd make it iTunes compatible. Otherwise, zero complaints, and it looks like this new content is going to make it even better.

  • thebleeptruth

    Ya i definitely agree with the screen reorientation. The jack of the headphones makes it hard to get comfortable with the directional controls. I hope new music would be introduced with the new game modes. One minor glitch I noticed is how the game lags a bit during a low battery warning. The games goes on but for a few seconds the pause and the "dismiss" button (but more of the "dismiss" button) are unresponsive, which leads to a lot of hits from creeps. Every 2 to 3 games, I experience a game freeze which last around 3 seconds. Hope the update fixes this. Another thing I noticed is that the game doesn't remember my changes to the settings when I exit the game. Hence I always have to go to the settings every time I start the game just to activate "Don't autoswitch weapon." Oh and yeah there should be a fix such that identical perks don't show up. Best perk to stay alive:TELEKINESIS. Best weapon for Dracula: Crossbow BY A MILE!!!

    @Dave_b
    What do you mean by "I wish they’d make it iTunes compatible." ???

    Dream additions to the game: Add a summon, or an animal, maybe like a bear, or a wolf, that will aid you in the game. Add a perk that gives you a chance to confuse enemy creeps and make them temporarily attack each other. New boss: A huge werewolf.

  • thebleeptruth

    Ya i definitely agree with the screen reorientation. The jack of the headphones makes it hard to get comfortable with the directional controls. I hope new music would be introduced with the new game modes. One minor glitch I noticed is how the game lags a bit during a low battery warning. The games goes on but for a few seconds the pause and the "dismiss" button (but more of the "dismiss" button) are unresponsive, which leads to a lot of hits from creeps. Every 2 to 3 games, I experience a game freeze which last around 3 seconds. Hope the update fixes this. Another thing I noticed is that the game doesn't remember my changes to the settings when I exit the game. Hence I always have to go to the settings every time I start the game just to activate "Don't autoswitch weapon." Oh and yeah there should be a fix such that identical perks don't show up. Best perk to stay alive:TELEKINESIS. Best weapon for Dracula: Crossbow BY A MILE!!!

    @Dave_b
    What do you mean by "I wish they’d make it iTunes compatible." ???

    Dream additions to the game: Add a summon, or an animal, maybe like a bear, or a wolf, that will aid you in the game. Add a perk that gives you a chance to confuse enemy creeps and make them temporarily attack each other. New boss: A huge werewolf.

  • thebleeptruth

    Ya i definitely agree with the screen reorientation. The jack of the headphones makes it hard to get comfortable with the directional controls. I hope new music would be introduced with the new game modes. One minor glitch I noticed is how the game lags a bit during a low battery warning. The games goes on but for a few seconds the pause and the "dismiss" button (but more of the "dismiss" button) are unresponsive, which leads to a lot of hits from creeps. Every 2 to 3 games, I experience a game freeze which last around 3 seconds. Hope the update fixes this. Another thing I noticed is that the game doesn't remember my changes to the settings when I exit the game. Hence I always have to go to the settings every time I start the game just to activate "Don't autoswitch weapon." Oh and yeah there should be a fix such that identical perks don't show up. Best perk to stay alive:TELEKINESIS. Best weapon for Dracula: Crossbow BY A MILE!!!

    @Dave_b
    What do you mean by "I wish they’d make it iTunes compatible." ???

    Dream additions to the game: Add a summon, or an animal, maybe like a bear, or a wolf, that will aid you in the game. Add a perk that gives you a chance to confuse enemy creeps and make them temporarily attack each other. New boss: A huge werewolf.

  • Chad

    Duplicated perks need to go. Also some games you get screwed for a long time and don't get a weapon upgrade (perk or drop). You will get one before things get really dicey but man is it ever boring until you do.

  • Chad

    Duplicated perks need to go. Also some games you get screwed for a long time and don't get a weapon upgrade (perk or drop). You will get one before things get really dicey but man is it ever boring until you do.

  • Chad

    Duplicated perks need to go. Also some games you get screwed for a long time and don't get a weapon upgrade (perk or drop). You will get one before things get really dicey but man is it ever boring until you do.

  • öner

    I think a Coop and a multiplayer battle mode would be great ^^
    shooting monsters with your friends xD

  • öner

    I think a Coop and a multiplayer battle mode would be great ^^
    shooting monsters with your friends xD

  • öner

    I think a Coop and a multiplayer battle mode would be great ^^
    shooting monsters with your friends xD

  • iTz gOdLyY

    When I'm choosing to play this over halo 3, you know the creators did something right XD

  • iTz gOdLyY

    When I'm choosing to play this over halo 3, you know the creators did something right XD

  • iTz gOdLyY

    When I'm choosing to play this over halo 3, you know the creators did something right XD

  • Andy1

    omd i love this app soooooo much. I must admit, my fav weapon is the crossbow. especially with crossbow master on. unstoppable! i wish the weapon changing was better tho

  • Andy1

    omd i love this app soooooo much. I must admit, my fav weapon is the crossbow. especially with crossbow master on. unstoppable! i wish the weapon changing was better tho

  • http://toucharcade Andy1

    omd i love this app soooooo much. I must admit, my fav weapon is the crossbow. especially with crossbow master on. unstoppable! i wish the weapon changing was better tho