Chillingo announced two new upcoming titles at GDC today. One is a new 3D boxing title, while the other is a classic favorite.

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Touch KO

This Fight Night inspired game is written by two U.S. based game designers Adam and Matt Mechtley.

Touch KO gives the gamer a chance to advance through a boxing career, starting from humble beginnings in a run-down gym, all the way to the glamorous grand arena for the title fight. The game allows for full 3D customization of the virtual fighter including facial and body, clothing and even tattoos. It features innovative game play making use of the unique multi-touch and accelerometer capabilities of the device.

The launch timing of the game is described as "imminent". We will be able to spend some time with this title later this week.

Boulder Dash

boulder_dash_soonChillingo has also managed to sign a deal to co-publish Boulder Dash for the iPhone alongside First Star Software, Inc. The iPhone version of the game will include all 80 levels of the original classic and 4 additional bonus levels.

Now celebrating its 25th year anniversary, this world-renowned tricky puzzle and dexterity game first made its debut in the early 80s across several personal computer platforms, including Atari, Commodore 64 and DOS. It is one of the few gaming titles to be ported from a personal computer game to a coin-operated arcade game, four different times in fact, and still enjoys a large loyal fan base today. The hit game’s principle remains: players have to collect sparkling diamonds whilst avoiding numerous traps and enemies, all the while watching out for falling boulders, in a race against time.

We were big fans of this early title and have been hoping for a suitable iPhone version. Some clones have come and gone but the control mechanism has always been at issue.

First Star Software seems confident in their iPhone port, however, and state that they have re-engineered Boulder Dash for the iPhone and iPod Touch to make use of "multi-touch; ‘pinch’ zoom; the ability to switch between portrait and landscape modes on the fly". The game is expected to be released in early Q2 2009.

  • dunkee

    Touch KO will surely KO Iron Fist Boxing, Smack Boxing and Funky Punch!!

    • Dean

      No doubt about that. I hope it will come out soon looks incredible

    • Greg

      Finally, a polished Boxing seems like a natural fit for the platform. The screenshots look promising and by the description it sounds less like a 5 minute iPhone distraction and more like a game. With all the recent announcements from id, EA, NGmoco and Chillingo the iPhone looks like its finally becoming a full fledged system. I'm stoked.

  • http://deleted dunkee

    Touch KO will surely KO Iron Fist Boxing, Smack Boxing and Funky Punch!!

    • Dean

      No doubt about that. I hope it will come out soon looks incredible

    • Greg

      Finally, a polished Boxing seems like a natural fit for the platform. The screenshots look promising and by the description it sounds less like a 5 minute iPhone distraction and more like a game. With all the recent announcements from id, EA, NGmoco and Chillingo the iPhone looks like its finally becoming a full fledged system. I'm stoked.

  • George

    Bring on boulder dash.

  • George

    Bring on boulder dash.

  • http://www.siosae.de SioSae

    one of the clones who are coming back right now is my remake of an old clone and is called GOPHER, published with permission of first star software, inc. it is currently in review process and hopefully will be released soon. it contains 80 default levels. a cave editor and promotion informations of coming Boulder Dash games.

  • http://www.siosae.de SioSae

    one of the clones who are coming back right now is my remake of an old clone and is called GOPHER, published with permission of first star software, inc. it is currently in review process and hopefully will be released soon. it contains 80 default levels. a cave editor and promotion informations of coming Boulder Dash games.

  • REV

    Haha, Boulder Dash, now we're talking :)

  • REV

    Haha, Boulder Dash, now we're talking :)

  • maikelg

    ZOMG! Boulderdash! I remember playing this game when I was a kid on my Commodore 64. I'll be buying this for sure since I have been waiting for a good port. I just hope the controls will be good.. Virtual joystick anyone?

  • maikelg

    ZOMG! Boulderdash! I remember playing this game when I was a kid on my Commodore 64. I'll be buying this for sure since I have been waiting for a good port. I just hope the controls will be good.. Virtual joystick anyone?

  • http://www.badbumble.com BadBumble

    I’m really looking forward to Boulder Dash. Not too sure about the control system for it as from what I could remember you had to be pretty quick in the later levels to avoid getting squashed. The only way I can see this working is with a virtual joystick, but I’ve not seen any game where it has worked as good as a real joystick. Add to the fact that I’ve got fat fingers, it just makes seeing the screen even harder, but this will definitely be bought as soon as it released as I spent ages playing this on the C64 (Level M was fantastic).

  • http://www.badbumble.com BadBumble

    I’m really looking forward to Boulder Dash. Not too sure about the control system for it as from what I could remember you had to be pretty quick in the later levels to avoid getting squashed. The only way I can see this working is with a virtual joystick, but I’ve not seen any game where it has worked as good as a real joystick. Add to the fact that I’ve got fat fingers, it just makes seeing the screen even harder, but this will definitely be bought as soon as it released as I spent ages playing this on the C64 (Level M was fantastic).

  • paul

    this is how it look in movement

    http://vimeo.com/3522097

    http://vimeo.com/3057861

    it a bit disapointing I must say...

    ... Iron fist boxing is still king of the ring for me...

  • paul

    this is how it look in movement

    http://vimeo.com/3522097

    http://vimeo.com/3057861

    it a bit disapointing I must say...

    ... Iron fist boxing is still king of the ring for me...

  • spamboy

    BOULDER DASH! YIPPEE!

    Hey, doesn't anyone think that 'Touch KO' looks like the boxing in GTA San Andreas's gyms? It looks like they just ripped out the code and graphics from that part of the game and ported it to iDevices.

    • RaZrVIN

      Oh my God, I was thinking the same exact thing, lmao! What are the chances of that, I was like wow that looks awfully similiar to San Andreas's gyms... Hahah, I doubt it is though, but wouldn't it be crazy if it was? :D

  • spamboy

    BOULDER DASH! YIPPEE!

    Hey, doesn't anyone think that 'Touch KO' looks like the boxing in GTA San Andreas's gyms? It looks like they just ripped out the code and graphics from that part of the game and ported it to iDevices.

    • RaZrVIN

      Oh my God, I was thinking the same exact thing, lmao! What are the chances of that, I was like wow that looks awfully similiar to San Andreas's gyms... Hahah, I doubt it is though, but wouldn't it be crazy if it was? :D

  • http://techtinkering.com Lawrence Woodman

    It's great to see these old games brought back to life.

  • http://techtinkering.com Lawrence Woodman

    It's great to see these old games brought back to life.

  • -=XX=-Nephilim

    Can't wait!

  • -=XX=-Nephilim

    Can't wait!

  • John

    Awesome - I love me some BoulderDash... Does this mean LodeRunner won't be too far behind???

  • John

    Awesome - I love me some BoulderDash... Does this mean LodeRunner won't be too far behind???