After suffering a bite from the clone bug back in January 2011 from Capcom's MaXplosion, everyone was curious if developer Twisted Pixel would layeth the smack down by officially porting their critically acclaimed XBLA platformer 'Splosion Man to the App Store. The team seemed pretty soured on the idea after the whole MaXplosion thing, and they had their hands full with a sequel to 'Splosion Man set to hit XBLA that summer. Fans of exploding iOS platformers collectively shed a tear.

That sequel, Ms. Splosion Man, did hit Microsoft's downloadable game service in July of last year to much critical acclaim much like the first title. However, with that project out of the way, Twisted Pixel could focus more on what kind of options might lie ahead for their franchise. As they've just announced today via the awesome trailer below, Ms. Splosion Man is indeed heading to the App Store along with a version for Steam, Games for Windows Live, and Windows Phone 7.

What we know about these upcoming versions of Ms. Splosion Man is that the PC versions will be more or less direct ports with some additional features, but the iOS version "will be a unique experience built specifically for those devices with familiar content but all new features, objectives and gameplay modes" according to the developers. They note that they're keen on taking full advantage of the iOS hardware and are already planning plenty of post-launch support in the form of updates with new content.

More details on pricing and a specific release date for Ms. Splosion Man will be coming soon, but the release window is slated for summertime. If you're lucky enough to be at PAX East this week, then a playable iPad version of the game will be on hand for you to check out for yourself.

  • Crex1111

    Yes! Yes! Yes!

  • jeffyg3

    Awesome Xbox 360 game.  Though not sure how I feel about this without the physical controls.  This is one of those games that needs more precise controls especially for the later levels.  I have a feeling I'm going to be dying a lot more in the iOS version due to the controls.

    • anthony simmons

      I was thinking the same thing, but if done properly...we get splosion man on iOS!!

  • DeInit

    Nice, and would also like the first game! Instabuy.

  • app symmetry

    Woohoo! Can't wait!

  • Crunchewy

    I have the original game on XBLA. It's fine in the earlier stages, but then just becomes frustrating and isn't really much fun and it feels like it is dragging on forever. In fact I thought for a while that the level numbering was a joke and there was no world 2, because the first world was going on and on... but then there was a world 2... and I stopped playing. But I'm willing to give the iOS version a shot. Maybe it will be better.

  • db2

    New from Capcom: Maxinesplosion.

  • DwayneW

    Wonderful video, especially because of the flashbacks to parochial school...