If you're the kind of person who loves turn based strategy games, likes lots of tanks, and might even have some fond memories of the 1994 MS-DOS game Panzer General, do I have the iPad game for you. Well, more accurately, it's a PC game, but the developers are hard at work on an iPad port and I think it'll be great with touch controls. Allow me to introduce you to Panzer Corps.

Currently rocking an 80 over on Metacritic, Panzer Corps sounds like it has depth on top of depth on top of depth. How much depth? Well, here's the first bullet point in the feature list:

  • 400 unit types, divided into 19 unit classes with 20 detailed parameters to indentify units abilities, 17 terrain types affecting gameplay in various way.

Better yet, the single player campaign actually has branching points at various stages, where the outcome of the game will be entirely different depending on the margin of victory (or defeat). Apparently all major and minor nations are represented in the game, and your core units move through the game with you, leveling up and gaining new abilities along the way.

But wait, there's more: "Award winning" online multiplayer utilizing something the developers refer to as the "PBEM++ system" system. Sounds awesome, right? If you're antsy, you could download the PC demo right now. Meanwhile, those of us iPad-owning Mac users will have to wait until the iOS release which is currently slated for the third quarter of this year.

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    My brother would like this game.  Is there a button to [send] this article via email?  I don't see one.

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

    Man oh man. More reasons to buy an iPad. I get it! I get it! ....I'll buy one. Jeez.

  • Jensen_G

    Really looking forward to this!

  • Gemutlichkeit

    I loved Panzer Tactics on the DS. It needs to be ported to iOS.

  • GiHub

    Eli, if you find this interesting I think you should review Battle Academy from the same dev. It's a bit pricey but I think it and Panzer Corps would probably be similarly priced. They both also share the same multiplayer system.

    • http://twitter.com/DotComCTO DotComCTO

      I second this. Although I've already purchased the game, I think Battle Academy is a game that deserves to get some front page attention from Touch Arcade!

  • http://twitter.com/dv8godd Radd Berkheiser

    Guaranteed purchase.

  • eurobrsg

    It's a shame that Battle Academy hasn't gotten any front page coverage compared to all the mindless $.99 games and lackluster ports.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Iain-McNeil/630591151 Iain McNeil

    We'd love to have Battle Academy reviewed and mentioned here too if anyone is interested. I think its an interesting story whether you like the game or not!

    Please let us know who to send a review code to. You can contact me via iain at slitherine, dot co uk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=585148341 Alexander Moss

    Wow, I've never even heard of Battle Academy.

    It does look good but the $20.99 AUD price point is rather high. I'm quite an avid war gamer and have purchased most historically based war games for the iPad which, admittedly, there aren't terribly many of and unfortunately it's been a rather hit or miss affair. Somewhat hesitant to invest that amount on an iOS war game at this stage and I imagine I can't be the only one.

    Have you thought of $8-10 pricing? Have you gotten many sales with the game priced at it's current level? Genuinely curious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Iain-McNeil/630591151 Iain McNeil

    Sales are very strong - took us a bit by surprise. You can check out the PC or Mac demo as we don't have an iOS version yet but would like to make one when we get a chance. PC/Mac is exactly the same as iPad so if you like one you'll like the other. Everyone seems to prefer the iPad version actually and its only 2/3 the price of PC/Mac. We've got over 100 reviews now, averaging 5 stars so feedback is great and press are loving it too. Would love Touch Arcade to review it! :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YEGPVFCTHQONBUKMWOECRKTH6M Bryan

    This is great news. I am really looking forward to Panzer Corps coming to the IPAD. Please try to keep it as similar to Panzer General as possible and I believe that it will sell well and be a great game. Thanks Again, I have been looking for an Allied General/Panzer General type game to come to the IPAD for years now.

  • Lohengriehn

    any news on this game?