rolando2

Ngmoco has launched two teaser sites for their upcoming games: Star Defense and Rolando 2.

The Rolando 2 site features an island/ship theme and will reveal new characters, new environments and new gameplay from their sequel to their popular game. The game is due in 'Summer 2009'. Matt from Ngmoco posted in our forums a few more details about the game:

Yes, there will be new enemies in the Rolando 2, as well as a host of new characters with unique personalities. The story in Rolando 2 is going to play a huge part in who those characters are -- we are going to release more info each week about the story as well as video, screenshots and info on the gameplay features we're working on.

And yes, the King is back and the Royal Family has grown a bit

BTW: most of this one doesn't take place in Rolandoland... it's set on the other side of the world. The graphics will also have a new look that may surprise you... more details on that coming soon.

In an effort to promote the game, Ngmoco has also revealed they will be submitting new levels and updates to the original Rolando and Rolando Lite titles each week until Rolando 2 launches.

The Star Defense teaser site has been up for a couple of weeks and offers a theatrical trailer for the game. We had a hands on game video from Star Defense back in March.

  • Liam(aka The Game Reaper)

    "The graphics will also have a new look that may surprise you"

    I cringe in disbelief. Why change the graphics? Why?
    The cute, funky graphics compliment the series. One of the
    major strength of Rolando was the gorgeous graphics. I hope they don't mess this up.

    Also, the Spikey Commandos are wearing sailor hats. Interesting...

    • http://www.tbenjaminlarsen.com T. Benjamin Larsen

      While I agree that the original Rolando had fairly good looks and a coherent style it seemed a little bit too close to Loco Roco for my personal liking. And while, similar the graphics didn't come across QUITE as polished (or likable) as the PSP title.

  • Liam(aka The Game Reaper)

    "The graphics will also have a new look that may surprise you"

    I cringe in disbelief. Why change the graphics? Why?
    The cute, funky graphics compliment the series. One of the
    major strength of Rolando was the gorgeous graphics. I hope they don't mess this up.

    Also, the Spikey Commandos are wearing sailor hats. Interesting...

    • http://www.tbenjaminlarsen.com T. Benjamin Larsen

      While I agree that the original Rolando had fairly good looks and a coherent style it seemed a little bit too close to Loco Roco for my personal liking. And while, similar the graphics didn't come across QUITE as polished (or likable) as the PSP title.

  • Jc

    while i look forward to this im curious, where are the additional level packs for rolando 1? I remember they were at least releasing one more.

  • Jc

    while i look forward to this im curious, where are the additional level packs for rolando 1? I remember they were at least releasing one more.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Rocco

    Absolutely love the Star Defense trailer.
    Congrats for this effort. You are taking the games seriously.
    Now I have to get a friend to this island/wood style of Rolando 2.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Rocco

    Absolutely love the Star Defense trailer.
    Congrats for this effort. You are taking the games seriously.
    Now I have to get a friend to this island/wood style of Rolando 2.

  • spiffyone

    If this was an all king all the time game, I'd buy it day one. Best levels in the first game are with the king. No doubt

  • http://blog.ngmoco.com/ matt @ ngmoco

    @liam - don't worry, the graphics will be an evolution of the original!

    @jc - new secret levels for rolando 1 are available now, more coming soon and regularly through summer through free app store updates...

  • spiffyone

    If this was an all king all the time game, I'd buy it day one. Best levels in the first game are with the king. No doubt

  • http://blog.ngmoco.com/ matt @ ngmoco

    @liam - don't worry, the graphics will be an evolution of the original!

    @jc - new secret levels for rolando 1 are available now, more coming soon and regularly through summer through free app store updates...

  • TheRealEd

    The fourth Rolando game, Rolando and Robin, the Governator is Mr. Freeze.

  • TheRealEd

    The fourth Rolando game, Rolando and Robin, the Governator is Mr. Freeze.

  • blk04a4

    is this game supposed to be like mario or somethin? i heard its really good, but im just wonderin thoughts about the first one?

    • Peter321

      Why not download the free version and try it out? ;)

  • blk04a4

    is this game supposed to be like mario or somethin? i heard its really good, but im just wonderin thoughts about the first one?

    • Peter321

      Why not download the free version and try it out? ;)

  • Alejandro

    Well, I didn't find it THAT good, I prefer Sway, for example.

  • Alejandro

    Well, I didn't find it THAT good, I prefer Sway, for example.

  • Treinspore

    "The graphics will also have a new look that may surprise you"

    -cel-shaded?

  • Treinspore

    "The graphics will also have a new look that may surprise you"

    -cel-shaded?