hybridGamevil sat down with TouchArcade today to show us the next iPhone game they are working on for a September release. Hybrid Eternal Whisper is another port of a popular Korean game by the same name.

Gamevil describes Hybrid as a stylish action game where the fighting and special moves take precedence over the RPG storytelling elements found in Zenonia. After their experience with the popular Zenonia game, Gamevil is taking additional steps in adapting Hybrid's interface system to be iPhone native by eliminating the original joystick control interfaces. In this early build, however, they warned that many interface elements were still in transition and the language remained in Korean.

The game is structured around 150 levels where you must fight off a number of combatants on each level. Backgrounds and environments differ across levels and different skills and actions are both learned and earned over the game. The game does carry over some RPG elements including equipment purchases and earning abilities. There are various control combinations and swipe controls that invoke different attacks. Mastering these controls may become essential in progressing through the battles. While no official gameplay estimate has been provide, it seems like this could easily provide many hours of gameplay.

Hybrid Eternal Whisper is said to have been very popular in Korea selling as many copies as Zenonia did. As a result, we're very hopeful to see the final release of this game, and we'll keep you updated over time.

  • arta

    Looks really good. Looks like Gamevil's found themselves a mine.

  • arta

    Looks really good. Looks like Gamevil's found themselves a mine.

  • Bruno

    Hey arn,

    Is there some frame rate issue? It seems to be kind of slow.....

    • arn

      it's still a very early development release, so I don't think it really means anything if it seems slow.

      arn

      • Ataru

        The frame rate in Zenonia was low in the final release. Perhaps it's an issue with these games being ports of Java based cell phone games.

      • http://flickr.com/photos/trippg ourfinesth0ur

        I have had no framerate problems with Zenonia on a 2G ipod touch, but it does seem a little low on the iphone 3G. I'm sure arn is right.

  • Bruno

    Hey arn,

    Is there some frame rate issue? It seems to be kind of slow.....

    • arn

      it's still a very early development release, so I don't think it really means anything if it seems slow.

      arn

      • Ataru

        The frame rate in Zenonia was low in the final release. Perhaps it's an issue with these games being ports of Java based cell phone games.

      • http://flickr.com/photos/trippg ourfinesth0ur

        I have had no framerate problems with Zenonia on a 2G ipod touch, but it does seem a little low on the iphone 3G. I'm sure arn is right.

  • MrDark

    go gamevil go

    the special attack look neat.

  • MrDark

    go gamevil go

    the special attack look neat.

  • Dekon

    Gameplay reminds me a bit of Guardian Heroes on the saturn. Those good old days ;')

    • TouchFTW

      Guardian heroes ftw. The sound effects are better in this though :o

  • Dekon

    Gameplay reminds me a bit of Guardian Heroes on the saturn. Those good old days ;')

    • TouchFTW

      Guardian heroes ftw. The sound effects are better in this though :o

  • Joon

    i'm actually proud as a korean

    i have been playing these games on my phone

    but now on my itouch!

    this game was really good on my phone so i'm looking forward to it!

  • Joon

    i'm actually proud as a korean

    i have been playing these games on my phone

    but now on my itouch!

    this game was really good on my phone so i'm looking forward to it!

  • stargazer513

    yeah i cant wait!!! i hope they have funny stuff like they did in zenonia ^^

  • stargazer513

    yeah i cant wait!!! i hope they have funny stuff like they did in zenonia ^^

  • Jen

    Gamevil's Zenonia and Baseball superstars are definitely two of the best iphone games, which is why I am so excited for this.

  • Jen

    Gamevil's Zenonia and Baseball superstars are definitely two of the best iphone games, which is why I am so excited for this.

  • Ethan

    Go asian devs!!!!!

  • Ethan

    Go asian devs!!!!!