This morning we got some news from Gameloft on some highly anticipated upcoming titles of theirs. First off, they revealed that Dungeon Hunter 2 will have both Game Center support as well as Gameloft Live to do matchmaking, making it one of the first games that is going to include multiple matchmaking services to be backwards compatible with device that don't support Game Center. A new trailer was also released that looks awesome and is a must-see for anyone interested in dungeon crawlers:

In other news, Gangstar: Miami Vindication now has a release date-- we'll be driving around Miami on our iPhones on September 23rd. Also, Gameloft has told us there will be 75 missions included across an open world "amazing reconstruction" of Miami which will feature varied environments such as a downtown area, swamps, beaches, and others. The law enforcement AI is also apparently significantly improved, a welcome change from the previous Gangstar.
Miami Vindication will also sport a varied soundtrack of all kinds of licensed tracks, and a storyline written by one of the writers of the TV show The Wire.

Needless to say, these are two games we're really excited to try out. As soon as we get a chance to get our hands on them, we'll have reviews of both.

  • http://soiled.com Gload

    Game Center ftw. No problem supporting the old communities as long as you are supporting the big dog! Eventually people will have to get a new phone when Apple stops giving them updates like they did for the 2G.

  • http://soiled.com Gload

    Game Center ftw. No problem supporting the old communities as long as you are supporting the big dog! Eventually people will have to get a new phone when Apple stops giving them updates like they did for the 2G.

  • Miffy

    When will Gameloft do something original or good? So far it's been clear rip offs of everything around and none of it is any good. If you want to play GTA then China Town Wars is much better or even just play on your PC or console. Lets just play unique and original games built for mobile in the future.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      How about I play whatever the hell I like? Is that okay with you?

    • SalsaMD

      Many of us don't have consoles and use iDevices alone for gaming, so for the demographics in which we lay, Gameloft is a winner. Cheers!

      • Ben

        haha!! I second that! I use my iphone exclusively for gaming! So gameloft fill the perfect void that so many game company's have failed to fill! Dont knock them for finding and filling a gap in the market! Its good business sense and many people like me appreciate it!

    • LBG

      @ Miffy
      Hey, I don't see Rockstar porting GTA: Vice City to the iPhone. If nobody else is going to bring console-like games to the iPhone, then Gameloft has every right to take their place. I don't care that they are ripping off games (some of which are rip-offs of other games). Their games are fun and that's all that matters.

    • riggysmalls

      Even if these games are pretty much copies of D2 and GTA they still carry with them some freshness, and DH is the best dungeon crawler out for the iphone by far, and d2 is one of my fav games of all time. until blizzard starts making igames *lol, ill stick with gamelofts rip-off thank you very much.

      • CodeRed

        Gameloft games ARE ripeoffs and for the most part are NOT all that fun. Gangstar was boring and this new one doesn't seem all that exciting either. GTA: Chinatown Wars is a much better option. Until I see something that's actually fun to play from Gameloft I'll agree that they should try to make something original.

  • Miffy

    When will Gameloft do something original or good? So far it's been clear rip offs of everything around and none of it is any good. If you want to play GTA then China Town Wars is much better or even just play on your PC or console. Lets just play unique and original games built for mobile in the future.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      How about I play whatever the hell I like? Is that okay with you?

    • SalsaMD

      Many of us don't have consoles and use iDevices alone for gaming, so for the demographics in which we lay, Gameloft is a winner. Cheers!

      • Ben

        haha!! I second that! I use my iphone exclusively for gaming! So gameloft fill the perfect void that so many game company's have failed to fill! Dont knock them for finding and filling a gap in the market! Its good business sense and many people like me appreciate it!

    • LBG

      @ Miffy
      Hey, I don't see Rockstar porting GTA: Vice City to the iPhone. If nobody else is going to bring console-like games to the iPhone, then Gameloft has every right to take their place. I don't care that they are ripping off games (some of which are rip-offs of other games). Their games are fun and that's all that matters.

    • riggysmalls

      Even if these games are pretty much copies of D2 and GTA they still carry with them some freshness, and DH is the best dungeon crawler out for the iphone by far, and d2 is one of my fav games of all time. until blizzard starts making igames *lol, ill stick with gamelofts rip-off thank you very much.

      • CodeRed

        Gameloft games ARE ripeoffs and for the most part are NOT all that fun. Gangstar was boring and this new one doesn't seem all that exciting either. GTA: Chinatown Wars is a much better option. Until I see something that's actually fun to play from Gameloft I'll agree that they should try to make something original.

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    "Miami Vindication will also sport [...] a storyline written by one of the writers of the TV show The Wire."

    The biggest piece of news in the article: we could actually get a well written game from Gameloft. Now that's something to get excited about.

    • tsharpfilm

      Lol. Agreed. I've been kind of avoiding Gameloft games lately. They know how to do graphics and gameplay, but the writing and voice acting... OUCH!

      • Ian

        I'm so stoked one of the guys from the greatest show ever will be writing the story for the game. That's pretty cool.

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    "Miami Vindication will also sport [...] a storyline written by one of the writers of the TV show The Wire."

    The biggest piece of news in the article: we could actually get a well written game from Gameloft. Now that's something to get excited about.

    • tsharpfilm

      Lol. Agreed. I've been kind of avoiding Gameloft games lately. They know how to do graphics and gameplay, but the writing and voice acting... OUCH!

      • Ian

        I'm so stoked one of the guys from the greatest show ever will be writing the story for the game. That's pretty cool.

  • http://www.tylertv.net TylerTV

    The nice thing about Gameloft is that their games keep getting better and better. Almost every game is a small leap forward in quality.

  • http://www.tylertv.net TylerTV

    The nice thing about Gameloft is that their games keep getting better and better. Almost every game is a small leap forward in quality.

  • Bobby

    Actually the Dungeon Hunter game doesn't look much different from the original. (Beyond the co-op multiplayer that is, which I don't really care much about.)

    But that's just fine with me. Dungeon Hunter is one of my favorite iOS games. My only complaint is that it was way too short.

    I've been hoping for a sequel. Should be fun!

  • Bobby

    Actually the Dungeon Hunter game doesn't look much different from the original. (Beyond the co-op multiplayer that is, which I don't really care much about.)

    But that's just fine with me. Dungeon Hunter is one of my favorite iOS games. My only complaint is that it was way too short.

    I've been hoping for a sequel. Should be fun!

  • andré

    estou muuuuuuito ansioso na espera de

    GANGSTAR: Miami Vindication
    Dungeon Hunter II
    Modern Combat 2: Black Pegassus

    Por que tem que esperar mais uma semana GAMELOFT! por favor! não nos decepcione, estou surpreendido como os gráficos de GANGSTAR melhoraram após as reclamações, rsrsrs, mas é assim que queremos!

  • andré

    estou muuuuuuito ansioso na espera de

    GANGSTAR: Miami Vindication
    Dungeon Hunter II
    Modern Combat 2: Black Pegassus

    Por que tem que esperar mais uma semana GAMELOFT! por favor! não nos decepcione, estou surpreendido como os gráficos de GANGSTAR melhoraram após as reclamações, rsrsrs, mas é assim que queremos!

  • Yrogerg212

    Dungeon Hunter 2 looks... Exactly the same as Dungeon Hunter. I mean, same dungeons. Enemies have minor differences. Same character design. Same graphics that were good eight months ago. I feel like if Gameloft pushed themselves and made a new game engine (not the same one they still use for EVERY game they make) with their massive team, they could make something really impressive.

    • Joe

      If you think DH 2 looks the same as DH 1, you need to get your eyes checked.

      • Yrogerg212

        Looked at em again and... Yeah, about the same. 'Suppose I need to find an optometrist :)

  • Yrogerg212

    Dungeon Hunter 2 looks... Exactly the same as Dungeon Hunter. I mean, same dungeons. Enemies have minor differences. Same character design. Same graphics that were good eight months ago. I feel like if Gameloft pushed themselves and made a new game engine (not the same one they still use for EVERY game they make) with their massive team, they could make something really impressive.

    • Joe

      If you think DH 2 looks the same as DH 1, you need to get your eyes checked.

      • Yrogerg212

        Looked at em again and... Yeah, about the same. 'Suppose I need to find an optometrist :)

  • James Cude

    Pretty much avoid any Gameloft title because they hardly ever update...

    • Ben

      thats because they dont need to! whats wrong, u not getting enough value for your 59p/99c?? Their games never really have bugs so no need for me to continually download and re-install and lose my game data! that's a bonus to me!

  • James Cude

    Pretty much avoid any Gameloft title because they hardly ever update...

    • Ben

      thats because they dont need to! whats wrong, u not getting enough value for your 59p/99c?? Their games never really have bugs so no need for me to continually download and re-install and lose my game data! that's a bonus to me!

  • Ankaris

    You're telling me David Simon or Ed Burns wrote an iPhone ripoff of GTA? Gameloft must have him at gunpoint.

  • Ankaris

    You're telling me David Simon or Ed Burns wrote an iPhone ripoff of GTA? Gameloft must have him at gunpoint.

  • Spinalc0rd

    Absolutely looking forward to DH2 online co op??? WIn Win WIN!! a diablo 2 rip off is FINE with me for my iphone 4. I was hoping and wishing someone would port diablo 2 to the iphone now DH2 can fill that void. Day one purchase for me.

    An im liking Gangstarr, it may be a ay one purchase next week if i see more gameplay vids to know if its even remotely close to Vice city cause if it is then i will certainly buy it.

    Still waiting on Sonic 4!!! day one for me. The iPhone just gets better an better. I like the WP7 but i doubt id be buyin it when the iphone is just so way ahead! lol

  • Spinalc0rd

    Add me to gamecenter!! Spinalc0rd :)

  • Spinalc0rd

    Absolutely looking forward to DH2 online co op??? WIn Win WIN!! a diablo 2 rip off is FINE with me for my iphone 4. I was hoping and wishing someone would port diablo 2 to the iphone now DH2 can fill that void. Day one purchase for me.

    An im liking Gangstarr, it may be a ay one purchase next week if i see more gameplay vids to know if its even remotely close to Vice city cause if it is then i will certainly buy it.

    Still waiting on Sonic 4!!! day one for me. The iPhone just gets better an better. I like the WP7 but i doubt id be buyin it when the iphone is just so way ahead! lol

  • Spinalc0rd

    Add me to gamecenter!! Spinalc0rd :)

  • Nfamus

    Looks like they removed the fairies. WTF!!

  • Nfamus

    Looks like they removed the fairies. WTF!!

  • cj

    Are these 2 only for ios4 or can us iPad users play them??

  • cj

    Are these 2 only for ios4 or can us iPad users play them??

  • mr bob

    Dang!, Gangstar: Miami looks exactly like GTA: Vice City Stories for psp. RIP OFF!, I hope rockstar sues.

    • Qqqqqqqq

      Yeah they should sue!

      /S.

  • mr bob

    Dang!, Gangstar: Miami looks exactly like GTA: Vice City Stories for psp. RIP OFF!, I hope rockstar sues.

  • nono_oO

    For those who think that Gameloft are just stealing the games from other companies, let me tell you, that the only thing they are stealing is the concept. Everything else, they do on their own. Secondly, they are totally entitled to do that, and since many people loved games like D2 on PC, well it's a pretty good idea to develop a remake of D2 for the iDevice. =)