Once Sony Pictures Television's Q*Bert started appearing in international iTunes stores [App Store] on Tuesday, July 21st, we felt confident that this classic game would be appearing in the U.S. store imminently. However, two days later, the U.S. release is still absent.
We contacted Sony Pictures and found that the U.S. release has been delayed for a few weeks but we should see it alongside the first version update to the international version which adds a new Jungle Map Pack. The Jungle Map Pack offers new level configurations and elements:
- Welcome to the Q*bert Jungle, Q*bert hops of the pyramid to all new maps
- New 2-way disks keep Q*bert flying around the map
- Watch out, Coily can use the new 2-way disks too!
We first previewed the Q*bert release revealing that both modernized and classic modes are available. While the original Q*bert offers only pyramid shapes, Sony seems to be serious about adding additional content and maps over time. The international version of Q*bert is priced at the equivalent of the U.S. $1.99 price point which seems like it will be a great value.
Some screenshots from the Jungle map are included below:
App Store Link: Q*bert (International Only)