rolando2Ngmoco has posted a new gameplay video from the upcoming Rolando 2. The walkthrough is narrated by Simon Oliver of Hand Circus, the independent developer behind the Rolando series.

We finally met Simon and had some hands on time with Rolando 2 at WWDC.

The game's control mechanics are identical to those in the original Rolando, but in addition to the new "2.5D" display mechanic, much has been added to the game. The Rolandos take on various new abilities this time around, such as eating chili peppers and inflating like a balloon, floating about under accelerometer control, as well as climbing walls with the aid of a gripping set of spikes. Bombs growing on vines can be tapped loose and rolled into place to shatter obstacles. Vehicles have been added to the mix, as well — in a certain level we played, the Rolando had to hop into a mine cart in order to traverse part of the level.

The new video shows of the first level and some of the puzzle elements found in the new game.


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The game is due this summer.

  • Tom

    Wow, just WOW!!!! This is going to be an amazing iPhone/iPod touch game! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

  • Tom

    Wow, just WOW!!!! This is going to be an amazing iPhone/iPod touch game! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

  • arta

    Looks great but the music is strange.

  • arta

    Looks great but the music is strange.

  • Kita

    Looks good but I'm going to pass when it comes out. Not because I don't want it but because I still have 50+ other iphone games to beat and by the time I'm done Rolando 2 may have dropped in price already :)

  • Kita

    Looks good but I'm going to pass when it comes out. Not because I don't want it but because I still have 50+ other iphone games to beat and by the time I'm done Rolando 2 may have dropped in price already :)

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Wow, this is looking better and better every single time we see anything on it.

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Wow, this is looking better and better every single time we see anything on it.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    This is the in-game music? :)

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    This is the in-game music? :)

  • Oliath

    Is it summer yet?
    This looks amazing. Can't wait.
    First day purchase for me.

  • Oliath

    Is it summer yet?
    This looks amazing. Can't wait.
    First day purchase for me.

  • Cyberdude

    "Ngmoco has posted a new gameplay video from the upcoming Rolando 2. The walkthrough is narrated by Simon Oliver of Hand Circus, the independent developer behind the Rolando series."

    How on earth is it possible to be independent when you are backed up by a publisher?

  • Cyberdude

    "Ngmoco has posted a new gameplay video from the upcoming Rolando 2. The walkthrough is narrated by Simon Oliver of Hand Circus, the independent developer behind the Rolando series."

    How on earth is it possible to be independent when you are backed up by a publisher?

  • Alex

    @Cyberdude Independent I reckon means ngmoco don't employ him. They'll provide development resources and promotional power and in return Oliver will pay them a cut of his earnings.

    In that respect, you could say he employs ngmoco.

    Rolando 2 looks fantastic. I'd better hurry up and finish Rolando!

  • Alex

    @Cyberdude Independent I reckon means ngmoco don't employ him. They'll provide development resources and promotional power and in return Oliver will pay them a cut of his earnings.

    In that respect, you could say he employs ngmoco.

    Rolando 2 looks fantastic. I'd better hurry up and finish Rolando!

  • Josh bernard

    Looks amazing. Can't wait !

  • Josh bernard

    Looks amazing. Can't wait !

  • Loner

    @ Cyberdude: What Ngmoco most likely does is provides the software and hardware. Ngmoco could also be paying Hand Circus in exchange for the publishing rights and a piece of the sells.

  • Loner

    @ Cyberdude: What Ngmoco most likely does is provides the software and hardware. Ngmoco could also be paying Hand Circus in exchange for the publishing rights and a piece of the sells.

  • cookiemonster

    this looks great but im a little bummed knowing that its going to be $10 when it finally is released. i guess in the grand scheme of things thats not a bad price tho...

  • cookiemonster

    this looks great but im a little bummed knowing that its going to be $10 when it finally is released. i guess in the grand scheme of things thats not a bad price tho...

  • Matt

    Can't wait - got thoroughly addicted to Rolando :)

  • Matt

    Can't wait - got thoroughly addicted to Rolando :)