We keep hearing a lot of little tidbits about upcoming games coming to the iPhone. Unfortunately details tend to lag. Here's a list of the most recent announcements.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog - According to a January press release dug up by one of our forum members, SEGA will be bringing Sonic the Hedgehog to the iPhone.
    "We are absolutely delighted to work with Apple to bring SEGA's timeless classic, Sonic The Hedgehog to the iPhone," states Simon Jeffery, President of SEGA of America. "The great reception and success of Super Monkey Ball has demonstrated that the iPhone is a viable gaming console with immense potential. iPhone gamers can expect great products from SEGA and what better way to start the New Year than with Sonic The Hedgehog on the iPhone."

    We can't find much else about this announcement anywhere else. Still, SEGA did port Sonic to the iPod so an iPhone conversion seems likely.

  • Resident Evil: Degeneration - Pocketgamer.co.uk reports that Resident Evil: Degeneration will be heading to the iPhone:
    You'll be able to view the action over Leon's shoulder as he attempts to break through the zombie infested airport, aiming by sliding your finger around the screen and moving with a virtual D-pad.

    No other details except that we should see the game coming this spring.

  • Metal Gear Solid Touch - Konami announced on their official site that Metal Gear Solid Touch will arrive for the iPhone on March 19th.
    In Metal Gear Solid Touch, players can move a targeting sight and also switch to a sniper scope by manipulating the touch panel screen with their fingers. The game utilizes intuitive controls, making it easily enjoyable for anyone. There are 12 stages available at the start of the distribution and the locations and featured characters for each stage are based on the story of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

  • Assassin's Creed - Gaming magazine Famitsu revealed that Assassin's Creed will be heading to the iPhone from Gameloft.
    Assassin's Creed, set for release in April or beyond through Gameloft, promises the same basic experience as the 360 and PS3 versions, with Altair moving about cities, castles and ruins. The stages will offer the same sense of elevation as was found in the high end versions. Of course, the action is controlled via an on-screen virtual pad.

    Assassin's Creed was a very well received sandbox-style action adventure that was originally released in November 2007.

  • Vende

    Sonic??????????????

    Dear god

    my heart

  • thr

    assassin's creed ? please god, not a conversion of the mobile version, and not a conversion of the ds version as well... but hey, the smell of money is too powerfull maybe...

  • Vicente

    oh my...

  • Capone

    @thr:
    "Assassin's Creed, set for release in April or beyond through Gameloft, promises the same basic experience as the 360 and PS3 versions, with Altair moving about cities, castles and ruins. The stages will offer the same sense of elevation as was found in the high end versions. Of course, the action is controlled via an on-screen virtual pad."

    Link: http://www.andriasang.com/e/blogs/anoop/2009/03/13/hideo_kojima_in_famitsu_iphone/

  • arn

    @capone - nice, thanks for the link. story updated.

  • spiffyone

    While it's nice that Sega is bringing over the original Sonic the Hedgehog, one has to wonder whether this will be a quick and dirty port or whether they have taken the time and effort to redraw and update the original game's sprites.

    Also, again, nice that they're going to bring out more classics...but at what price point? Also, is Sega planning on NEW games for this platform. Super Monkey Ball was a good step. It is a known IP, sure, but the iTouch/Phone version is a wholly original version of the game developed from the ground up for this platform. I would've liked to have seen an original, made for the iTouch/Phone Sonic the Hedgehog game in addition to the porting of the classic games.

  • Finch

    @Spiffyone

    I know what you mean, but I also ask you to name a really great sonic game since Sonic Adventure on DC. Not that I dont think your right for wanting more than a simple port, but I think more that Sega has failed to make a good Sonic game in a long time, and never one that captured the fun of the originals (although I prefer Sonic 2 over the first one). I've played all sorts of sonic games for DS, and GBA and found them all lacking.

  • RaZrVIN

    Wow, impressive list! I'd love to see Sonic on my iPod Touch! And for Resident Evil, that sounds awesome! Hopefully for Assassin's Creed it won't be like the horrible mobile version, because it says it will give the same basic experience as the 360 and PS3. Do you think that means it will be in 3D?

  • spiffyone

    @Finch

    Sonic Adventure 2, with the caveat being that the Sonic levels were better, IMHO, in SA2 than SA1, but everything else wasn't as good.

    Also, Sonic Unleashed was actually very good. IMHO it is better than Sonic Adventure. I had more fun with it now than I did Sonic Adventure back then, werehog levels aside. The only thing I truly miss from SA1 was the Tails biplane on rail shooter levels, which, IMHO, Sega really ought to make into a full fledged spin off game.

    And the Dimps developed Sonic Rush games (1, 2 and Sonic Rush Adventure) were all very good IMHO.

    Were they as good as the originals? No. But I'm also of the opinion that Nintendo hasn't made a better Super Mario platformer than Super Mario Bros. 3.

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  • spiffyone

    And I'd hate to think that after all this time Sega is just bringing out a port of a nearly two decade old Genesis/MegaDrive game. They've had all these months, and the only sure thing in the way of a Sega game announcement is a port of Sonic the Hedgehog 1? And it'll be out in late Spring at that? Why did it take so long?

    They better be working on, or better yet HAVE BEEN working on something else. Sega Rally. An original Sonic platformer. Panzer Dragoon. Shining Force. Phantasy Star. Something. The damned platform is as close to a Dreamcast and NAOMI mobile platform as it can get, and they've got a technical advantage over nearly every other developer (they can make PowerVR GPUs sing). And we get a port of Sonic 1 from Genesis? Something else has to be cookin'. Sega's holdin' back info.

    And if they were just gonna port something...why not also port the Sonic Jump games from the other mobile platforms during this time? I mean, those games are like PapiJump...but with Sonic.

  • thr

    @capone

    sweet O.O ?
    I hope the gap between promises and reality isn't huge like, as usual... I wonder if they'll take the time to make a real new game. I mean you saw what gameloft did for the ds version... and given that it was also a touchpad platform, well, I'm not faithfull.

  • BOWB4ZOD

    excellent, can't wait. not so sure about the metal gear solid game but who knows. Sonic was awesome, can't wait to play that again. Assassin’s Creed sucked for the 360/PS3 but it might be fun on the iPhone. and well of course Resident Evil: Degeneration. I love RE and hope this one is good. picking up RE5 for 360 tonight yeha!

  • JCat

    Nice - if anything, the Sonic title may be good. After all, their DS versions were superb - its their next-gen console releases that suffered with the series going straight to hell with each new release.

  • foolishwolf

    Sonic?! Resident Evil?!

    I just went from six to midnight

  • heorge

    oKsome titles mentioned yer cool let's have it, but as long as you continue buying shite they will continue to give it to you.

  • George

    Ok some titles mentioned yer cool let's have it, but as long as you continue buying shite people they will continue to give it to you. it's not rocket science.

  • TheTheory

    Assuming a decent price I'd definitely hit up RE:D. Big resident evil fan and that sounds like fun in the sun.

    or maybe I'm just excited to have picked up RE5 today for my PS3. woowoo!

  • Nate

    Too much to handle all at once, I just JIZZED IN MY PANTS. But seriously Sonic?!?! Resident Evil!?!?!, Assassins Creed!?!?!?!?!? OMG

  • f e a r l e s s

    I'll pay whatever they want for Sonic the Hedgehog!

  • mike

    Obviously, Apple can brag about the iPhone being a kickass gaming platform now.. The 3.0 Event is in just a few days. These are just amazing titles. I love my iPod touch.

  • Aidan

    assassin's creed sounds good.

  • http://www.fftrealm.com Noah

    The best Sonic game was Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Before the added on that weird Tails flip expansion.

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  • Candy

    ugh who is the gross dude who said he just j***** in his pants? Ladies are present here! disgusting.

    I can't wait for Sonic and RE!!

  • Jesper

    the first sonic game was terrible, they would be better of with sonic & knuckles or sonic 3

  • Vende

    Sonic 1-3 were all amazing. The one for the Sega CD is supposed to be pretty good too

  • spiffyone

    Yeah, Sonic CD is actually my favorite, right up there with S3&K (I count it as a whole game, S3 and S&K to me are incomplete experiences alone).

    Again, though, I don't have a problem with the ports. I knew they were coming eventually. But where's the original content from Sega for this platform? And why did it take so long for them to announce a port of a nearly 2 decade old game? As a fan of Sega games, I'm pretty disappointed. A port of Sonic 1 for Genesis will sell well, sure, and make Sega money due to lower dev costs...but it won't stay at the top for a long time and some consumers will be turned off that it's "just a port". An original, made-for-iTouch/Phone only Sonic game would have longer staying power, IMHO.

  • Constable Odo

    Sega and Sonic is huge for the iPhone. The iPhone and Touch real gaming platform is just around the corner with the iPod Touch HD that is just begging to be released.

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  • Brady jones

    I am so excited ! Sonic , yes! Must buy! Resident evil.... Depending onhow the gameplay is and controls!..... And Assain Creed looks great! Theybits going to be like the 360/ps3 looks like they sent highest expectations so far, but I liked the 360 version, it's actually the only version I'd buy! Keep us updated ?!!

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  • Skinz 333

    All these gamez i cant wait 4 them to come out esspicaly Assassins creed and metal gear solid!!!!! not so much sonic

  • Skinz 333

    I cant wait for these gamez to come out esspicaly Assassins creed to come out i playd it on the xbox 360 rely good game.

  • Jackson

    Wow resident evil just came out and it looks amazing. Can't wait to buy!

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