Halfbrick Studios, developer of both Fruit Ninja [99¢/HD] and Monster Dash [99¢], has officially announced today the port of their hugely successful PSP Minis game Age of Zombies to the App Store. There had been speculation in our forums for over a month that the game would be making an appearance on iOS devices, with a “coming soon” banner on the Age of Zombies website and a product description on Halfbrick's online merchandise store providing hints of an intended App Store release. Early this morning, Halfbrick updated their website and sent out a press release with Age of Zombies iPhone screenshots, thus confirming the game will indeed be coming.

Age of Zombies is the original adventure of Monster Dash hero Barry Steakfries. When Barry uncovers the plot of Dr. Brains to send zombies to different points in time to destroy mankind, he decides to take action. He'll travel through five different time periods battling zombified versions of cavemen, mummies, ninjas, and dinosaurs. The teaser trailer for the PSP Minis version shows some of the gameplay in action:

The game will include the full five worlds of the story mode as well as a Survival mode featuring online high scores, and is set to be an improvement over the PSP version in a number of ways. It will contain better graphics, a reworked user interface, and dual-stick touch screen controls for controlling Barry. Click through the following gallery for a look at some screens of the iPhone version of the game:

No word on pricing just yet, and the release date doesn't get any more specific than sometime in October. Halfbrick does note that Age of Zombies will be a universal build that will run on both iPhone and iPad, which is good news for gamers with both devices. We are definitely looking forward to taking Age of Zombies for a spin when it releases this October, and until then drop by the upcoming game thread in our forums to join in on discussion about the game.

  • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

    Instant Buy!

  • Anonymous

    I didn't think I would buy another dual stick shooter... but this is Halfbrick's. I will consider it.

  • Theorioles33

    Looks pretty cool especially the time travel concept.

  • Gimpy

    Zombie T-Rex ... Ipad support ... Flamethrower .... when's October?

  • Heks No

    Being a Zombie game addict, how can I possibly resist? especially from Halfbrick...

  • http://twitter.com/_yerro Chris Lee

    *hopes for early October* 😀 <3 Halfbrick!

  • Fail

    i'll buy it on release!

  • Nick

    Believe me when I say this game is awesome and it's going to be great on the iphone. Looks like im buying it a second time. =D

  • William Evans

    Got this on my PS3 and I have to say it's a great game, controls are so simple and everything about the game makes it great, Think 2D Minigore 😛

  • Anonymous

    More like Age of Tired Cliches and Bland Pixel Graphics.

  • BitRate

    Soo much better than Minigore.

  • kalel39

    I'll buy this one as it looks not only like a fun game, but also because its a universal app. I support devs that develop their app to run on both idevices.

  • Frobots

    I'm sick of dual-stick games.

  • http://twitter.com/jhoughto123 Jon

    Looks like a better version of Boxhead Zombies!

  • Mr T Bailey

    A Barry a day keeps the zombies away!!! Looks great.

    Barry needs his own movie or comic. Ben Stiller as Barry Steakfries? Like in Tropic Thunder, totally tongue in cheek and over the top.

  • wander

    Yep. Gettin it. Still play Monster Dash almost daily 🙂

  • iphone jim

    They need to update Monster Dash, I haven't played that in a while.

  • Minea Antila

    This little zombie addict wants a T-rex like that.

  • Aer2

    can't say i was interested in either of their other two games, but this one sounds good, especially being a universal build.