Pankaku is about to release a sequel to their Lightbike game called Lightbike 2. The original Lightbike was a Tron lightcycle inspired game that was released in January 2009. It was playable and did well on the charts, but we thought the gameplay was a little boring at the time.

Clearly inspired by the newest Tron movie, Lightbike 2 looks far from boring.


Pankaku reports that they've made great improvements to the visuals as well as adding new gaming elements including "jump" actions, 3D stages, and customizable cycle bodies. They've also incorporated online multiplayer with up to 4 people at the same time.

The game will be coming out tonight and will be free. Lightbike 2 is powered by their own social networking service Pankia which promises massively real-time multiplayer gaming features. This game seems to be a demo of their social gaming platform which also supports the usual friending features and more.

App Store Link: Lightbike2, Free

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  • Cameron

    Tonight?! And it's free?!?!

    YEEEEES

  • Cameron

    Tonight?! And it's free?!?!

    YEEEEES

  • Rannoc

    CANT WAIT FOR THIS
    FREE AND TONIGHT

  • Rannoc

    CANT WAIT FOR THIS
    FREE AND TONIGHT

  • John

    YES!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!

  • John

    YES!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!

  • Thai.

    this looks amazing. anyone down to play each other when it comes out?

  • Thai.

    this looks amazing. anyone down to play each other when it comes out?

  • goldglover411

    it is like god is rewarding me for getting through the school year =)

  • goldglover411

    it is like god is rewarding me for getting through the school year =)

  • Bobby

    damn looks awesome. I loved the first one, can't wait to try this one now.

  • Bobby

    damn looks awesome. I loved the first one, can't wait to try this one now.

  • steven

    yes! I have the first one and I love it, tron is the win.

  • steven

    yes! I have the first one and I love it, tron is the win.

  • Thai.

    ITS OUTTTT

  • Thai.

    ITS OUTTTT

  • jesse

    FREE?! awesome

  • jesse

    FREE?! awesome

  • Simon

    Yup, it's here in Canada now!

  • Simon

    Yup, it's here in Canada now!

  • Simon

    Anyone want to join me on Twitter to try it out? No one around!!! Else the game plays great on the iPad as single player. Nice TRON game with jumping allowed, which make things a lot more interesting!

  • Simon

    Anyone want to join me on Twitter to try it out? No one around!!! Else the game plays great on the iPad as single player. Nice TRON game with jumping allowed, which make things a lot more interesting!

  • Cookies

    Looks freakin' sick.

  • Cookies

    Looks freakin' sick.

  • Fruho

    Is it online multiplayer? Or do you have to be connected to the same Wifi/Bluetooth connection

  • Fruho

    Is it online multiplayer? Or do you have to be connected to the same Wifi/Bluetooth connection

  • Diab

    I love the first lightbike game, played it a ton when I first bought my touch in january 2009 :P

    Seeing this for free is amazing, I was expecting to hand over a few quid and would do in a heartbeat.

  • Diab

    I love the first lightbike game, played it a ton when I first bought my touch in january 2009 :P

    Seeing this for free is amazing, I was expecting to hand over a few quid and would do in a heartbeat.

  • MidianGTX

    Awesome. I used to play waaay too much Armagedtron a few years back, that was advanced enough then but to see this running on an iPhone... damn.

  • MidianGTX

    Awesome. I used to play waaay too much Armagedtron a few years back, that was advanced enough then but to see this running on an iPhone... damn.

  • Ultimate Zohan

    ZOHAN APPROVED>

  • Ultimate Zohan

    ZOHAN APPROVED>

  • Ed C.

    So this looks really cool and all, but isn't this a copyright violation of Disney's intellectual property? I can't imagine Disney NOT coming out with their own TRON game this fall (complete with Lightcycles, Tanks, Spiders, and the blood pressure escalation MCP tower of spinning blocks!). So what's to keep Disney from calling out the lawyers on all these companies that are producing lightcycle rip offs?

    I'm just sayin'...

  • Ed C.

    So this looks really cool and all, but isn't this a copyright violation of Disney's intellectual property? I can't imagine Disney NOT coming out with their own TRON game this fall (complete with Lightcycles, Tanks, Spiders, and the blood pressure escalation MCP tower of spinning blocks!). So what's to keep Disney from calling out the lawyers on all these companies that are producing lightcycle rip offs?

    I'm just sayin'...

  • festered

    Like the old saying goes, all good things come to an end. It now costs money to play the game on the network.

    Nice going guys. Way to ruin the game's popularity overnight.

  • Anonymous

    Pankaku is being sued for unfair business practices. Call Apple to complain about Pankaku charging for online matches that result in disconnects.

  • the master

    This game is like so awesome