cp2ss1David Frampton of Majic Jungle Software has released to us the first gameplay video from his upcoming game Chopper 2. Chopper was one of the original launch titles for the App Store and has been a huge success over the past year. The original Chopper [$2.99 / Free] has sold over 300,000 copies and continues to do well.

Chopper 2 adopts a new 3D look while keeping the basic 2D gameplay. Frampton's goals for the sequel included "realistic and beautiful graphics" alongside approachable gameplay.

Chopper 2 is still in development and will expand on the basic gameplay of the original with many different enemies and mission types, including defending towers from attacking enemies and destroying moving caravans of enemy troops. Here's an early look at the new 3D effects:

Chopper 2 is expected to be available by the end of the year.

  • http://www.games121.com Erman Haskan

    Looks really nice!

  • Zanden

    First Game was awesome. Spent lots of time Playing it.

  • http://www.games121.com Erman Haskan

    Looks really nice!

  • Zanden

    First Game was awesome. Spent lots of time Playing it.

  • NeoTrunks

    Day 1 purchase. Looks beautiful and the first game was tons of fun.

  • NeoTrunks

    Day 1 purchase. Looks beautiful and the first game was tons of fun.

  • http://www.retromaccast.com James

    The TV traffic copter looks a bit out of place in those combat scenarios.

  • http://www.retromaccast.com James

    The TV traffic copter looks a bit out of place in those combat scenarios.

  • K

    First Chopper was great, but limited replay value. Looking forward to this one though. If the dev reads these comments, perhaps consider in-game purchases of level packs, etc.?

    Something that'll keep the app on phones after you clock it.

  • K

    First Chopper was great, but limited replay value. Looking forward to this one though. If the dev reads these comments, perhaps consider in-game purchases of level packs, etc.?

    Something that'll keep the app on phones after you clock it.

  • Frumius

    Looks fun. The original Chopper as sure good; I played it years ago on my Mac, then on the iPod touch. I recommend that version, and look forward to this.

  • Frumius

    Looks fun. The original Chopper as sure good; I played it years ago on my Mac, then on the iPod touch. I recommend that version, and look forward to this.

  • Septimus

    Good news and looks like an excellent update. First one was very playable.

  • Septimus

    Good news and looks like an excellent update. First one was very playable.

  • mrbass

    Let's hope it doesn't fluctuate like the first Chopper did...sigh oh sigh.

    Jul 13 $.99 -> $2.99
    Jul 07 $2.99 -> $.99
    May 14 $.99 -> $2.99
    Apr 06 Version 1.2
    Mar 25 $2.99 -> $.99
    Mar 06 $4.99 -> $2.99
    Jan 16 $.99 -> $4.99
    Dec 08 Version 1.1.1
    Dec 04 $4.99 -> $.99
    Nov 01 $1.99 -> $4.99
    Oct 27 Version 1.1
    Sep 29 $4.99 -> $1.99
    Sep 12 $7.99 -> $4.99
    Sep 06 Version 1.0.3
    Aug 27 New App: $7.99, v1.0.2

  • mrbass

    Let's hope it doesn't fluctuate like the first Chopper did...sigh oh sigh.

    Jul 13 $.99 -> $2.99
    Jul 07 $2.99 -> $.99
    May 14 $.99 -> $2.99
    Apr 06 Version 1.2
    Mar 25 $2.99 -> $.99
    Mar 06 $4.99 -> $2.99
    Jan 16 $.99 -> $4.99
    Dec 08 Version 1.1.1
    Dec 04 $4.99 -> $.99
    Nov 01 $1.99 -> $4.99
    Oct 27 Version 1.1
    Sep 29 $4.99 -> $1.99
    Sep 12 $7.99 -> $4.99
    Sep 06 Version 1.0.3
    Aug 27 New App: $7.99, v1.0.2

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    You can hardly fault the dev of Chopper for trying out different prices on the App Store. Nobody knew how to price things back then. Also, some of those ranges look like 1 month sales, right?

    Just sayin'.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    You can hardly fault the dev of Chopper for trying out different prices on the App Store. Nobody knew how to price things back then. Also, some of those ranges look like 1 month sales, right?

    Just sayin'.

  • Ballpeen

    Chopper 3 needs to allow 3D depth in addition to side-scrolling, plus a few more new ideas thrown in. :D

    The 1st Chopper was great fun!

  • Ballpeen

    Chopper 3 needs to allow 3D depth in addition to side-scrolling, plus a few more new ideas thrown in. :D

    The 1st Chopper was great fun!

  • http://www.ericgranata.com Eric Granata

    I love the 3D effects on this. Very impressive.

    • RagerX

      This looks cool!

  • http://www.ericgranata.com Eric Granata

    I love the 3D effects on this. Very impressive.

    • RagerX

      This looks cool!