Here's something that'll make you say, "Uh, what?" It's the teaser trailer for Perfect Cell, the next iOS title from Edge [$1.99] and Cross Fingers' [$1.99] developer Mobigames. At first glance, you might think it's Shadow Complex sans Nolan North. We did, at least. But after a bit of digging, we've discovered that Perfect Cell is nothing of the sort.
The IGF 2011 listing for Perfect Cell fills in some of the gaps. That pink octopus-alien-thing is a cell, the "most advanced creature ever discovered on Earth." In the game, you'll control up to three of these unusual creatures in an attempt to escape a submarine. You'll run into puzzles, enraged guards, and need to keep a low-profile at times by exploring the game's infiltration mechanics.
Here's the full listing, which while helpful, is still pretty abstract:
"Play as the most advanced creature ever discovered on Earth. You are trapped in a high security submarine base and you must use your superpowers to escape from this hostile environment; dodge lasers and AK-47 bullets, solve puzzles to progress and try to survive the many other dangerous and deadly traps.
Play through an original story that uniquely combines the best of action and infiltration games. Use intuitive, multi-touch gameplay; play as up to 3 Cells on the same screen, dash through the air with a swipe gesture or cut off your enemies’ heads with a ‘draw and dash’! Use your mind to find your way out covertly or, if you prefer, use fast-paced action gameplay to kill every scientist and soldier in your path. You are the Perfect Cell!"
What's with the lack of info? Our guess is that Mobi wants to build up a significant amount of pre-release hype, which makes sense consider how fast the App Store moves. The good news is that the wait to see what Perfect Cell is won't be too long -- at the end of the teaser, Mobi notes that the game is coming "soon" to the iPad and iPhone. We'll get our hands on it as soon as we can, that's for sure.