According to IGN, Adult Swim's amazingly popular Robot Unicorn Attack [99¢] is about to be joined by an evil App Store twin. Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal is abandoning the colorful platforms, rainbows, and sparkles for pentagrams, fire, and brimstone. Per IGN, the gameplay is identical aside from graphical changes, and one much more severe change...

The fantastic soundtrack consisting of Erasure's Always has been replaced by the equally over the top Battlefield by Blind Guardian. Adult Swim usually doesn't go public with their games until their release is imminent, so it wouldn't suprise me to see Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal pop up on the App Store any day now. In the meantime, Robot Unicorn Attack is still on sale for 99¢, and I really recommend checking it out or at least trying the free flash version if nothing else.

  • Yuppo

    Should be a free update.

    • Eli Hodapp

      Licensed music isn't free. Just buying the soundtrack to the game would cost you 99¢ normally.

    • HyphyCus

      A theme change button is all it needed. A new app is ridiculous.

    • SickBoy

      Or as DLC. With no new gameplay whatsoever, there's no need to make it a completely separate app.

  • Yuppo

    Should be a free update.

    • Eli Hodapp

      Licensed music isn't free. Just buying the soundtrack to the game would cost you 99¢ normally.

    • HyphyCus

      A theme change button is all it needed. A new app is ridiculous.

    • SickBoy

      Or as DLC. With no new gameplay whatsoever, there's no need to make it a completely separate app.

  • Bagpuss

    I love love love this game! I simply can't stop playing the thing. Perfectly executed down to the last detail. The Erasure song is so up-lifting and the whole game reminds me of the film The Never Ending Story for some strange reason. Anyway, I'm very curious about Robot Unicorn's evil nemesis. Never hear of Blind Guardian, but having been a fan of Sepultura and the like I think I might grab this; )

  • Bagpuss

    I love love love this game! I simply can't stop playing the thing. Perfectly executed down to the last detail. The Erasure song is so up-lifting and the whole game reminds me of the film The Never Ending Story for some strange reason. Anyway, I'm very curious about Robot Unicorn's evil nemesis. Never hear of Blind Guardian, but having been a fan of Sepultura and the like I think I might grab this; )

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    That's what I'm talkin' about.

  • http://battlebornmusic.com Battle Born

    That's what I'm talkin' about.

  • metalcasket

    This is gonna be so ****ing good. Can't wait!

  • metalcasket

    This is gonna be so ****ing good. Can't wait!

  • Yuppo

    Blind Guardian should be paying them for the publicity.

  • Yuppo

    Blind Guardian should be paying them for the publicity.

  • Chinito77

    Too bad we don't have a Retina Display version of the game. I play Robot Unicorn everyday for laughs and to kill time.

  • Chinito77

    Too bad we don't have a Retina Display version of the game. I play Robot Unicorn everyday for laughs and to kill time.

  • powersurge

    THIS IS METAL! (in Jack Black voice) Any chance this will be universal or see an iPad version though? So many great games not getting an iPad version bites =

  • powersurge

    THIS IS METAL! (in Jack Black voice) Any chance this will be universal or see an iPad version though? So many great games not getting an iPad version bites =\

  • Tikicobra

    It should be called Metal Unicorn Attack.

  • Tikicobra

    It should be called Metal Unicorn Attack.

  • syst

    This should be a free update.

  • syst

    This should be a free update.

  • Jas

    If we're paying for it, I'd prefer an acknowledged classic metal track.

  • Jas

    If we're paying for it, I'd prefer an acknowledged classic metal track.

  • Ouisch

    I'm on the team of those who are saying this should have been a free update (or DLC). It's just basically a theme swap with a new song.

    Kinda stings for those of us that bought Robot Unicorn Attack when it dropped for full price, especially if this one gets the Open Feint support promised to the original (which it looks like it will), and the original isn't updated/supported.

    That being said... I'm buying this the second it hits the app store. Bring it on!

  • Ouisch

    I'm on the team of those who are saying this should have been a free update (or DLC). It's just basically a theme swap with a new song.

    Kinda stings for those of us that bought Robot Unicorn Attack when it dropped for full price, especially if this one gets the Open Feint support promised to the original (which it looks like it will), and the original isn't updated/supported.

    That being said... I'm buying this the second it hits the app store. Bring it on!