Well, this was unexpected. A day or so after launching a restaurant simulation game on Android, the simulation gurus at Kairosoft stealth-released Epic Astro Story [$3.99] across the iPhone and iPod Touch. From the look, it appears as if it's melding the action-y soccer part of Pocket League Story with the city-building of its other recent releases, Oh Edo Town and Venture Town. The key exceptions being that it's dripping with sci-fi buildings and homes, and the action-y part are actual battles with cutesy aliens.

We're giving it a spin right now and will definitely deliver you something a little more specific in the near future. If you're a Kairosoft fan, however, this appears to be the change of pace game you've been craving since the company began releasing its city building games on the App Store. Fingers crossed for awesome!

[Thanks, WakeBoardMan10!]

  • http://twitter.com/starksimon Stark

    This is... well... EPIC!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gamesare Chris Carson

    I enjoyed this game immensely on Android, It should rock on iOS, of course it's the only Kairosoft game I've played SO if it's not as good as the others then well I have alot to look forward to!

    • http://twitter.com/LearnIIBurn Tyler Piderit

      You must, must, MUST; play Game Dev Story!

  • whatshit

    problem i have with these games is, its ok when you start and you can build quickly but soon i find myself having to wait days to collect enough funds for higher level buildings, thats when i lose interest but...maybe im just crapy at playing them.

    • KenGriffeyIII

      Ya I've dug myself into a whole like that many times. The key is (from what I've found, anyway) to develop slow at the beginning and kind of pace yourself throughout instead of spending all your money in the beginning and expecting it to pay off right away.

  • http://twitter.com/LearnIIBurn Tyler Piderit

    Played this one on Android and LOVED it. Excited to see them release it for iDevices. Hopefully we see World Cruise Story and Dungeon Village Story soon too :)

    Cheers to Kairosoft!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1134582760 Nicole Hunter

    Jesus it's about time.  The last few days were spent me bitching.  Now I feel kind of silly.

  • http://twitter.com/tfobf  tfobf

    WHERE IS DUNGEON VILLAGE ARGHHHHHHHHHHH

  • http://profiles.google.com/sokolov22 Derek Chin

    *pays the tribute to the Kairosoft Gods*

  • TrippyBiscuit

    Oh c'mon Kairsoft, still no iPad version?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1134582760 Nicole Hunter

      They aren't going to make ipad versions.  Give up >_< these are ports of old phone games and the people at Kairosoft complain enough about just porting them to new devices and translating them.  

  • Ubersnuber

    Instabought!

  • http://twitter.com/Sephi_Toderas Paul Toderas

    Finally! Played it 7 hours already! <3

    ( has a ton of text fitting issues )