Kairosoft, the masters of all things simulation, have unleashed another game onto the Android Marketplace. For quite some time now the company has had a fairly predictable release cycle of things appearing on Android, then slowly making their way to the App Store. We saw it happen with Grand Prix Story [99¢], and many of their other games. World Cruise Story seems to be on deck for an iOS release, and as the title hints, puts you in charge of managing a cruise ship.

Players will be able to customize the actual ships themselves, with new amenities for your guests including rooms to stay in, restaurants, to eat at, and all the other things you'd expect on a typical ship. The size of your ship can be upgraded as well, and unlocking new destinations to sail to involves courting royalty.

It sounds like a crazy cross between Mega Mall Story [$1.99] and Hot Springs Story $4.99] with a nautical twist thrown in. As far as when the game will hit, that's anyone's guess. I've got my bets on sometime early next month.

[via Kairospot]

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

    Isn't there supposed to be a Game Dev Story 2? How's development on that going?

    I'm not really into these isometric building room "Story"s. Mega Mall and Game Dev are the only ones I liked. Couldn't stand the racing one because you spent too much time idle (watching races).

  • Jared Schulz

    Careful to say that, Android also has Pocket Leagues Story that isn't on iOS and Edo Town isn't out yet on Android.

  • Anonymous

    I like these games apart from the needless action of tapping away repetitive screens.

  • Anonymous

    With every Kairosoft release I hold out hope that they will finally update their engine to look like something that belongs on a modern phone with a modern UI, to say nothing of OS features like Game Center, Universal apps, or *gasp* iCloud.

    But they seem content with re-skinning their ancient mobile phone apps over and over, and I suppose they're still selling enough to make it worthwhile. I don't know, I'd just think by now they'd aspire to be...more.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Will-Buckingham/518019273 Will Buckingham

      I still do not understand this cry for a "modern" UI.  Sure, the games could use retina graphics and a native resolution for iPad, but the interface is perfect for a touch screen.  Do you really want a ton of stuff covering the screen instead of a simple drop down box?

  • Anonymous

    Any particular reason you think this will come to iOS before Pocket League Story?

  • Anonymous

    OK, enough with the cruise ships and saunas, how about Pocket Theme Park story  - I imagine this would be a perfect setting for this type of game. Then again, if someone would just bring out RollerCoaster Tycoon... 

  • mr.damien

    Noooooo. They have so much better game, like the sushi bar or better, ninja !!
    http://kairosoft.net/kairopark/ninja.html

  • Anonymous

    Sure! I'm in!

  • Anonymous

    I want Game Dev Story 2! 

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

    A cruise ship eh? Not the most interesting setting... but I'm a sucker for Kairo games.

    On Kairo's home page they have much more interesting looking stuff, such as 'Anime Studio Story' (which looks a lot like Game Dev Story), 'Adventure Dungeon', 'Astro Expedition' and 'Battle Ninja Town'.  Also they have a sushi game called 'Seafood Sushi Road' which looks good.

    But hey it could be worse, we could be getting 'Apparel Shop'.   (yes that's a real Kairo game)

    One thing's for sure though, Kairo make a LOT of games and they're all for the same super low end Japanese keitai, so if anyone expects some sort of retina display goodness, you're going to be disappointed for many months (perhaps years) to come with Kairo.

  • http://twitter.com/AndrewNino Andrew Nino

    Since when does Kairosoft been releasing games for the Android first and then bringing them to the iPhone? Correct me if I'm wrong but last I checked the only Kairosoft games that first came to the Android were Pocket League, Grand Prix Story and now World Cruise Story.

  • mden2013

    This never came out, did it?

  • Lord Venom

    It's 2013, I don't think it's coming. There is Sushi Spinnery, Clothes Store Story, lalala, blablabla