We first heard about Crescent Moon Games' Ultra Kid: Mystery of the Mutants back in late April of this year. Back then we only had a few screenshots and were told the game was inspired by classics such as MegaMan, Kid Icarus, Super Mario Galaxy and others. It's not hard to see elements of those games coming together in the following teaser video:

A new set of screenshots have also been released:

Ultra Kid is still in development, and the guys at Crescent Moon are shooting for a release this fall. We enjoyed their other game, Ravensword: The Fallen King [$4.99 / Free] quite a bit, and are expecting some great things from Ultra Kid.

  • Brandon

    Now this looks like an honest to goodness video game. Not some cheesy thing like doodlejump. Looks like it came right of the N64 or PS1

  • Brandon

    Now this looks like an honest to goodness video game. Not some cheesy thing like doodlejump. Looks like it came right of the N64 or PS1

  • http://www.ChronoSoft.com CommanderData

    Looking great Josh! Can't wait to see this evolve... Once I get a few moments to myself I still need to whip up a pixel art version of Ultra Kid for you :D

  • http://www.ChronoSoft.com CommanderData

    Looking great Josh! Can't wait to see this evolve... Once I get a few moments to myself I still need to whip up a pixel art version of Ultra Kid for you :D

  • KFox

    great graphics, but, i'm sure this is only possible on the new devices (Iphone 4 and 3gs, and maybe Ipod 4g).

    So, i'm forced to buy a new devices... dammmmn it XD!!

  • KFox

    great graphics, but, i'm sure this is only possible on the new devices (Iphone 4 and 3gs, and maybe Ipod 4g).

    So, i'm forced to buy a new devices... dammmmn it XD!!

  • Noman

    Wow, if this has enough depth and good controls it looks like this will be an excellent game.

  • Noman

    Wow, if this has enough depth and good controls it looks like this will be an excellent game.

  • http://www.jindofox.com Jindo Fox

    Love it! Crescent Moon rocks the iPhone once again.

  • http://www.jindofox.com Jindo Fox

    Love it! Crescent Moon rocks the iPhone once again.

  • Karuko

    Ultra Kid looks strangely familiar to Mr. Driller's Susumu Hori.

  • Karuko

    Ultra Kid looks strangely familiar to Mr. Driller's Susumu Hori.

  • http://www.ravensword.com Josh Crescent Moon

    Have to agree with SZ - it looks more like dig dug than mr. driller - although my original idea of the character was to look like Astroboy with a suit on.
    He's a definitely a mishmash.

  • http://www.ravensword.com Josh Crescent Moon

    Have to agree with SZ - it looks more like dig dug than mr. driller - although my original idea of the character was to look like Astroboy with a suit on.
    He's a definitely a mishmash.

  • Christian Bale

    I can see the same weakness than in ravensword. The animations are wonky and controls look like crap.

    • http://handsomegamer.com/ Engine

      Hey Bale, where you see the controls in there?

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Why let the facts get in the way of a prefabricated opinion?

      • Adams Immersive

        Nobody’s going to say, “Do you want me to trash your lights?” :)

        This game looks great. Love the misty atmosphere of some of the worlds.

    • http://www.ravensword.com Josh Crescent Moon

      Animations in this game are miles better than Ravensword. We spent months tweaking them and the animation system. For instance - a jump now has 3-4 parts - Launch, fall, land, and also if there is an edge, you can hang on it and climb up. Ravensword only had one. The attack animations are way better too. I'm very happy with them.

  • Christian Bale

    I can see the same weakness than in ravensword. The animations are wonky and controls look like crap.

    • http://handsomegamer.com/ Engine

      Hey Bale, where you see the controls in there?

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Why let the facts get in the way of a prefabricated opinion?

      • Adams Immersive

        Nobody’s going to say, “Do you want me to trash your lights?” :)

        This game looks great. Love the misty atmosphere of some of the worlds.

    • http://www.ravensword.com Josh Crescent Moon

      Animations in this game are miles better than Ravensword. We spent months tweaking them and the animation system. For instance - a jump now has 3-4 parts - Launch, fall, land, and also if there is an edge, you can hang on it and climb up. Ravensword only had one. The attack animations are way better too. I'm very happy with them.

  • http://www.GourmetZocker.at GourmetZocker

    It doesn't look like it's got soul. Well, like mostly every western style rpg.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      I'm sure that the fact that UltraKid is not an RPG at all will not in any way affect your preconceptions. Gotta love the shuttered mind.

  • http://www.GourmetZocker.at GourmetZocker

    It doesn't look like it's got soul. Well, like mostly every western style rpg.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      I'm sure that the fact that UltraKid is not an RPG at all will not in any way affect your preconceptions. Gotta love the shuttered mind.

  • slothy

    I think this is looking incredible. The free roaming reminds me a bit of Rare's Jet Force Gemini (which is a good thing). The app store needs a game like this.

  • slothy

    I think this is looking incredible. The free roaming reminds me a bit of Rare's Jet Force Gemini (which is a good thing). The app store needs a game like this.

  • rasterico

    A mix of 2d and 3d platforming ala Super Mario Galaxy 2? I like!

  • rasterico

    A mix of 2d and 3d platforming ala Super Mario Galaxy 2? I like!

  • steve

    It seems like these complaints are unfounded based on the trailer video alone. Looks like it has great potential and i'm really looking forward to seeing how this game turns out

  • steve

    It seems like these complaints are unfounded based on the trailer video alone. Looks like it has great potential and i'm really looking forward to seeing how this game turns out

  • Mister Mumbles

    Looks very good. I wasn't into Ravensword at all, but this is right up my alley. :)

  • Mister Mumbles

    Looks very good. I wasn't into Ravensword at all, but this is right up my alley. :)

  • Eve

    excited abt this game. Hope it comes out soon!

  • Eve

    excited abt this game. Hope it comes out soon!

  • TKO

    Holy Crap! This looks great. Love the way the player is drawn and animated. He's got real character. ..at this stage I'm not 100% sure what type of game it is overall, but it's got me intrigued enough to just buy it and find out.

    Keep cranking out those hits, Cresent Moon.

  • TKO

    Holy Crap! This looks great. Love the way the player is drawn and animated. He's got real character. ..at this stage I'm not 100% sure what type of game it is overall, but it's got me intrigued enough to just buy it and find out.

    Keep cranking out those hits, Cresent Moon.