Last March, Minigore [99¢/HD] developer Mountain Sheep teamed up with Remedy and Cornfox & Bros. to bring us Death Rally [99¢], a fantastic remake of a classic PC combat racing game. During Death Rally’s development, Mountain Sheep also had another project being kept warm on the back burner that was again the product of a developer team-up, this time with Aqua Globs [99¢/Lite/HD] creator Qwiboo with a little bit of Angry Birds [99¢/HD] music composer Ari Pulkkinen thrown in for good measure.

The developers involved in the project announced in our forums last week that this new game will be called Bike Baron, and today we have the first trailer for the game. Bike Baron is basically a Trials HD-like motorcycle stunt game, but instead of an industrial themed art style it has more of a cartoonish, lighthearted vibe. The “Bike Baron” himself totally reminds me of Dick Dastardly crossed with Super Dave Osborne, which is a great mix if you ask me.

The trailer for Bike Baron pretty much speaks for itself, showing off a single play through of a level, and is looking fantastic so far:

There’s no set release date for Bike Baron, though the developers have commented that there’s only a few weeks left of final development and that the game should be out sometime in August at the latest. We also don’t know what the price will be yet, but we do know that Bike Baron will be launching as a universal app and will contain a level editor, which you can see briefly at the beginning of the above video. You can check out more screens, concept art, and info in the thread in our forums, and we’ll be sure to give Bike Baron a "trial" when it launches in the coming weeks.

  • Jared Nelson

    I just want to apologize in advance for the horrible pun in the last sentence.

  • Cesare Rasini

    Mountain Sheep: this game will be awesome.

  • Tommy

    Colour me interested.

  • Anon

    Thank you for touch controls!

  • Anonymous

    Love the art direction... so we're 1/4 of the way there. Next to check off the list: physics, controls and level design.

  • Anonymous

    The level run through looks great. Xtreme Wheels and iTrials did a decent job of aping Trials 2 so I appreciate the change in tone for this game.

  • John Usher

    Omg! Level editor, I've spent nearly the last two years making tracks for Trials hd and I can see this being a new fix for me on iOS.

    • Qwiboo

      Can't wait to see your levels 😉

  • Anonymous

    Woah! That looks pretty good. Will keep an eye out for it.

  • bigrand1

    The game play doesn't seem any different from what we've already seen, but the music is definitely unique for a video game! Pretty cool!

    • Nickmorgs

      I'm sure i've heard that music somewhere before.  Any ideas ?

      • Anonymous

        Here you go: 

        This is some singer from Russia. The video, singer and song are so bizarre, that it went viral instantly - he makes Hasselhoff seem like Bono.  Also, if anyone listens to the "Today in ios" podcast, the host uses this music in a segment where he makes fools of famous industry people who predicted the demise of iPad and iPhone.

  • Loza

    This looks great, but almost a complete rip off, of JOE DANGER on the PSN, can't believe this was not mentioned on the article ~! 😀

    • Jared Nelson

      Oh jeez, not another Ninja Fishing incident.

      I'm sorry, but I've never heard of Joe Danger, as I'm sure many other people haven't either.

    • Anonymous

      Cool, the more ripping off, the better -- cause you just ain't gonna get Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo exclusives on ios. The end.

  • Info

    Hurry up and release it! I want it!

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