From the "better late than never" department of the TouchArcade command center comes news of an update which just hit the App Store mere moments ago for Gameloft's Rogue Planet [$4.99 / Free]. Rewinding all the way back to WWDC last year when we first got a peek at the game before it even got picked up by Gameloft, Aurelien Kebeci, CEO of the French development group Agharta Studio mentioned online multiplayer coming in a free update.

When Rogue Planet was finally released, we thought it was great in our review, providing a surprisingly deep (and great looking) turn-based strategy experience, although we were disappointed by the lack of multiplayer options. Today's update implements complete online multiplayer, and much like similar games, can support up to 32 concurrent games at once.

The update just went live, so there doesn't seem to be anyone around to play with yet, but we've really got to commend both Gameloft and Agharta Studio for sticking to their promise of providing online multiplayer. If you caught our original review and were waiting for the multiplayer update, or have since removed the game from your device, now is the time to either download the game or resync it to give online play a try.

  • EastsideStompers

    Yay! Time to re-sync: ) I hope they've opened up the maps a bit so that units aren't queuing up to attack as was the case during the campaign.

    • EastsideStompers

      Hmm, I'm getting a 'No communication with the server' message when I try to fire up an online multi game: (

  • SomeOne

    Yeah, I bet noone would like it when Karl is "angy", either.

  • mestre7

    I guess I'll grab the update and give it a try, but I still think that the tactical variation possible in this game was a bit too small for it to be a fun lasting multiplayer experience. :/

  • Prettycoolguy

    lol gameloft

  • Email

    if there are no new maps than who cares, original maps suck.

  • http://twitter.com/The_Unflattered Jeff Krus

    If there's no asynchronous-style turns, that also sucks. A live TBS game that obliges you to stay connected for the whole game is unplayable.

  • EastsideStompers

    I give up. I've been faffing around trying to get online multi to work. Now realise you have to join Open Feint and play 'an OF friend'?? Why can't I just play against a random opponent?! Deleted. Life's too short...

  • HunterZ

    Seems to crash after the briefing for the second mission... Guess noone is playing the single player content in this version?

  • Julietjaxx

    Can't find any open games. I guess you need to know a friend who's online to play with.