We're barreling towards the December-ish release of The 7th Guest, Trilobyte Games iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad port of the popular CD-ROM puzzle game it developed long before humans decided to get real and grow crops. As part of our coverage the other day regarding the cut content, the studio handed us a few images of the Retina Display-ready version of it. We thought it'd be radical to share those with you, and so we are!

You'll notice that not much of substance is being tweaked from a visual standpoint. Not that you should expect Trilobyte to do such a thing with The 7th Guest -- this is a port, after all, but we're pointing this factoid out in case you're not entirely clear on the creative direction for this touch-enabled version, which is hitting well more than a decade after the original's debut. Ah, if only every studio would re-release their older games rendered completely in their former glory!

KITCHEN PUZZLE

GHOST IN THE HALLWAY

DINING ROOM OF THE DEAD

CATHEDRAL

Sure, the full-motion video snaps we've received look rough by today's iOS standards (especially in a post-RAGE [$.99, HD] and Epic Citadel [Free] world), but you have to realize that Trilobyte would have to remaster the entire game to bring it up to said standards. Plus, a huge part of the allure of playing an older game is experiencing it within its original framework, visuals and all. But regardless of the approach, we're excited to get our hands on it.

  • Bryan

    I was disappointed to hear the microscope puzzle was dropped, but these screenshots have me excited again!

  • Anonymous

    I can't help but wonder if Trilobyte will actually make some kind of interesting comeback after this. Last time they 'came back' to make a new game, it was a godawful word game that looked as visually pleasing as something made quickly in Microsoft Paint. I wish I could find that thing again just to point it out, but wisely, it seems they've removed all traces of it from their websites, and I can't even remember the name of it...

    It'd be nice if these guys could make some high quality adventure games again, but... something tells me they're gonna go right back to making tacky shovelware apps and just port 7th Guest and 11th Hour to everything they can in a similar fashion to Dragon's Lair.

  • http://twitter.com/AhiruDuck Ahiru Nakamura

    they should REALLY make the 3rd entry in the series...

  • Thaurin

    11th Hour is among my all-time favourite gaming memories.