With the launch date of the iPad now set for April 3rd (wi-fi version) developers are gearing up to have games in the app store for you to download. Secret Exit was kind enough to send us an email with details about their upcoming Zen Bound 2, the sequel of their smash hit Zen Bound.

Earlier this year we posted screenshots of Zen Bound 2 running on a 3GS with very little details about the finished game. The new screenshots we were sent today only show the iPad. At this point it seems like they are focused on the iPad version for launch, with iPhone version possibly coming at a later date.

What we do is know, the new version will include upgraded versions of the levels in the last game and brand new levels with new kinds of gameplay. It will also include the same great sound track from Ghost Monkey with a few new songs thrown in. You can listen to one now on sound cloud.

They plan to have the game ready in time for the iPad launch in April. There has been a lot of discussion in our forums about this highly anticipated game.

Screenshots:

  • araczynski

    you know, those last 2 pictures sure look like the right size for good portable product that i actually would buy.

  • araczynski

    you know, those last 2 pictures sure look like the right size for good portable product that i actually would buy.

  • Greg

    Jason, are you new? Your writing is a bit... stiff. Keep it up, but maybe a little more writing practice :)

    • Mr. Gates

      Greg that's a little rude. Not everybody in these forums has English as a first language.

      • Rob

        Its not bad english (certainly much better than mine), its just a bit... stiff.

      • mike

        "Mosley"? And, what do you think his first language is, perchance?
        I'm sure you've given it some thought..

    • http://nodpad.com/ MidianGTX

      Looks more like playing it safe to me. Just trying especially hard to keep it professional and consistent with the site, he'll loosen up a little when he settles in more.

      Oh, but there is one glaring error, it says "What we do is know" instead of "What we do know is".

    • Gekkota

      I think you're confusing "stiff" with concise. I don't think this new guy's writing style is any more "stiff" than articles written by arn or Blake. I think it sounds fine.

  • Greg

    Jason, are you new? Your writing is a bit... stiff. Keep it up, but maybe a little more writing practice :)

    • Mr. Gates

      Greg that's a little rude. Not everybody in these forums has English as a first language.

      • Rob

        Its not bad english (certainly much better than mine), its just a bit... stiff.

      • mike

        "Mosley"? And, what do you think his first language is, perchance?
        I'm sure you've given it some thought..

    • http://nodpad.com/ MidianGTX

      Looks more like playing it safe to me. Just trying especially hard to keep it professional and consistent with the site, he'll loosen up a little when he settles in more.

      Oh, but there is one glaring error, it says "What we do is know" instead of "What we do know is".

    • Gekkota

      I think you're confusing "stiff" with concise. I don't think this new guy's writing style is any more "stiff" than articles written by arn or Blake. I think it sounds fine.

  • Mr. Gates

    Am I the only one that thinks this game is over-rated ? The need for a sequel, well an add on pack to the original Yeah, but a sequel ? What has changed ? The shapes? Ehh, I'll Pass

    • http://nodpad.com/ MidianGTX

      Maybe you're the only person who thinks it's a game.

      • Mr. Gates

        I bought it and think its a total load of crap if that's what you mean. Shed some light. What is this ?

        I thought I was wasting my time with a stupid concept but by all means, let me know why I should feel good about wrapping crap with string?

        I don't even like to wrap presents

      • TKO

        Hehe.. This must really be Bill Gates ..who else could hate so much one of the best games in the Apps Store? Yeah sure, Zen Bound isn't everyone's cup of tea. But there's no need to denounce it as "a load of crap" just because it didn't appeal to you.

        Just admit you and it aren't compatible and move onto whatever game-type strokes your 'ego' the way you most like. :)

        To a large degree Zen Bound is a visual experience ..so just having it play at native resolution on an iPad is going to truly rock. Count me in for this one.

  • Mr. Gates

    Am I the only one that thinks this game is over-rated ? The need for a sequel, well an add on pack to the original Yeah, but a sequel ? What has changed ? The shapes? Ehh, I'll Pass

    • http://nodpad.com/ MidianGTX

      Maybe you're the only person who thinks it's a game.

      • Mr. Gates

        I bought it and think its a total load of crap if that's what you mean. Shed some light. What is this ?

        I thought I was wasting my time with a stupid concept but by all means, let me know why I should feel good about wrapping crap with string?

        I don't even like to wrap presents

      • TKO

        Hehe.. This must really be Bill Gates ..who else could hate so much one of the best games in the Apps Store? Yeah sure, Zen Bound isn't everyone's cup of tea. But there's no need to denounce it as "a load of crap" just because it didn't appeal to you.

        Just admit you and it aren't compatible and move onto whatever game-type strokes your 'ego' the way you most like. :)

        To a large degree Zen Bound is a visual experience ..so just having it play at native resolution on an iPad is going to truly rock. Count me in for this one.

  • blackHorse

    Looks so totally boring as the first one. Actually, this looks identical to the first one.

  • blackHorse

    Looks so totally boring as the first one. Actually, this looks identical to the first one.

  • Ben!

    Is Apple paying devs to make certain games/apps iPad exclusive, even if only for a short time? I can't imagine any other reason why a dev would do that at this point. Such a useless, useless platform. Focus on the iPhone.

    • VeganTnT

      No, this is a choice by the devs ;)

      They've created a new engine that really lets them push the figures it renders. Even though they can create higher resolution figures (as we saw in the 3Gs video) they are still capped by the resolution of the screen of 480 x 320.

      On the iPad they can really show off the hi res figures since the screen is now 1024 x 768 and also has tv out.

      • Ben!

        There are consoles that can push a screen resolution much higher than that, though. There has to be more to it than this. Isn't it a concern that the iPad is still an unknown commodity? It certainly won't end up in as many as hands as the iPhone, and most of the press for it (and the general feeling I've been getting from people) is, "Wow, that looks terrific, but I'd never buy one because there isn't any practical application for it."

    • SalsaMD

      Let's look back at your commentary in 6 months to a year. I certainly am in the camp that hopes that you are categorically wrong. Furthermore,

      1. like the iphone, software will drive sales of the ipad,
      2. devs can write software that is able to accommodate the iphone and ipad feature sets, if the choose to. The SDK provides for this.
      3. ipad software will be uniquely showcased in the app store for a while, allowing devs to distinguish themselves from the app store clutter.

  • Ben!

    Is Apple paying devs to make certain games/apps iPad exclusive, even if only for a short time? I can't imagine any other reason why a dev would do that at this point. Such a useless, useless platform. Focus on the iPhone.

    • VeganTnT

      No, this is a choice by the devs ;)

      They've created a new engine that really lets them push the figures it renders. Even though they can create higher resolution figures (as we saw in the 3Gs video) they are still capped by the resolution of the screen of 480 x 320.

      On the iPad they can really show off the hi res figures since the screen is now 1024 x 768 and also has tv out.

      • Ben!

        There are consoles that can push a screen resolution much higher than that, though. There has to be more to it than this. Isn't it a concern that the iPad is still an unknown commodity? It certainly won't end up in as many as hands as the iPhone, and most of the press for it (and the general feeling I've been getting from people) is, "Wow, that looks terrific, but I'd never buy one because there isn't any practical application for it."

    • SalsaMD

      Let's look back at your commentary in 6 months to a year. I certainly am in the camp that hopes that you are categorically wrong. Furthermore,

      1. like the iphone, software will drive sales of the ipad,
      2. devs can write software that is able to accommodate the iphone and ipad feature sets, if the choose to. The SDK provides for this.
      3. ipad software will be uniquely showcased in the app store for a while, allowing devs to distinguish themselves from the app store clutter.

  • http://forums.toucharcade.com/member.php?u=1830 Liam (aka TGR)

    Amazing... Even more beautiful than its predecessor.

    • Strobos

      Here we have one static background and one rotating 3D object. Now very breath taking...

  • http://forums.toucharcade.com/member.php?u=1830 Liam (aka TGR)

    Amazing... Even more beautiful than its predecessor.

    • Strobos

      Here we have one static background and one rotating 3D object. Now very breath taking...

  • Nemo

    I hope there'll be new content for the older iphones as well! And the new song is lovely!

  • Mr Slinky Spring

    Oh Dear Ipad, why oh why do you not come with a front facing camera? That's two sales lost in our family until your younger brother shows up next yr..

    • Mystic

      Yaaawwwwnn! Get over it already.

  • Nemo

    I hope there'll be new content for the older iphones as well! And the new song is lovely!

  • Mr Slinky Spring

    Oh Dear Ipad, why oh why do you not come with a front facing camera? That's two sales lost in our family until your younger brother shows up next yr..

    • Mystic

      Yaaawwwwnn! Get over it already.

  • Yog Shoggoth

    And the first half of these comments serve as an elegant illustration of why the Aztec calendar may be Earth's greatest hope of redemption.

    • Adam

      LOL, Im with you.

  • Yog Shoggoth

    And the first half of these comments serve as an elegant illustration of why the Aztec calendar may be Earth's greatest hope of redemption.

    • Adam

      LOL, Im with you.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    When the iPad is out, TA should open an extra website... for example padArcade :) ...I got the feeling that I will have to search a lot longer for stuff, that I'm interested in, since I won't get an iPad for the next 1 or 2 generations... It doesn't fit in my pocket, I can't take phone calls = I don't need it.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    When the iPad is out, TA should open an extra website... for example padArcade :) ...I got the feeling that I will have to search a lot longer for stuff, that I'm interested in, since I won't get an iPad for the next 1 or 2 generations... It doesn't fit in my pocket, I can't take phone calls = I don't need it.

  • Deewin

    Zen bound was the perfect game for iphones but on the ipad it doesn't make as much sense to me. My guess is that many iphone devs want to jump on the Ipad ASAP because there will be a lot of profits there due to lack of initial piracy and new customers looking to buy fresh new apps for their ipads.

  • Deewin

    Zen bound was the perfect game for iphones but on the ipad it doesn't make as much sense to me. My guess is that many iphone devs want to jump on the Ipad ASAP because there will be a lot of profits there due to lack of initial piracy and new customers looking to buy fresh new apps for their ipads.

  • Mike

    I just can't see me using that big iTurd, rotating the large screen doesn't look comfortable. Looks nice, but i'll stick with the 3GS.

    • David K.

      So don't buy one, no one is putting a gun to your head. And when Apple is raking in the cash, selling successful, enjoyable projects, well, guess you'll still be rude.

  • Mike

    I just can't see me using that big iTurd, rotating the large screen doesn't look comfortable. Looks nice, but i'll stick with the 3GS.

    • David K.

      So don't buy one, no one is putting a gun to your head. And when Apple is raking in the cash, selling successful, enjoyable projects, well, guess you'll still be rude.

  • Tinker

    I'm going to get an ipad soon. Can't wait

  • Tinker

    I'm going to get an ipad soon. Can't wait

  • gasglow

    I got drunk and purchased a 'fancy' kebab on the way home. I think it was a Lamb tikka thing because I awoke the next morning to find my whole right hand dyed a particularly vile shade of orange that just would not rub off. I spent the day looking like I'd given an Oompa Loompa a handjob :(

  • gasglow

    I got drunk and purchased a 'fancy' kebab on the way home. I think it was a Lamb tikka thing because I awoke the next morning to find my whole right hand dyed a particularly vile shade of orange that just would not rub off. I spent the day looking like I'd given an Oompa Loompa a handjob :(

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