The studio known for bringing Worms to the masses since the mid-90s, Team 17, is digging a wee bit deeper into their library of games and bringing their classic top-down shooter Alien Breed to iOS devices next month. They've posted some new information and screens about the game over on their Facebook page.

What we know about the iOS Alien Breed is that it will feature levels from the original Alien Breed, Alien Breed Special Edition, and something new they're calling Alien Breed Convergence. You'll have the option of original Amiga graphics or updated Retina Display visuals, and it will be iCade compatible as well.

One possibly worrisome bit of info is that while Alien Breed will retain its original level of challenge, there will be an in-game store to buy items to help you out along the way. Hopefully this is done in an unobtrusive and optional way, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Alien Breed will launch as a Universal app for 3rd generation devices and all iPads sometime next month, and we look forward to checking out the updated take on this classic shooter then.

  • Tim Cant

    Looks like it'll be dual stick from the shots, which should help alleviate the difficulty level a bit?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jessicadev.kelham Jessica Dev Kelham

      It's LOADS easier with dual stick especially on a touch device :)

  • James Kapherr

    WOW - this is brilliant news! I used to love this and Tower Assault! Mmm now if Xenon II would come out..

    • http://www.facebook.com/jessicadev.kelham Jessica Dev Kelham

      Glad you're excited, i am too!

  • Dominic Tarason

    The store was in the original Amiga game. You found money chips around the levels and used them to buy gear to keep you alive. However, this was balanced by keys being a limited resource, too. You could sometimes spend two keys to take a shorter, easier route through an area, or one key to give you access to a room full of money, and then a longer, more risky slog through enemy territory.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jessicadev.kelham Jessica Dev Kelham

      you're not wrong. the intex computers scattered around levels have been replaced with the portable computer you carry around with you now, so you can buy anything at any time with your creds you pick up. 

  • darkcrayon

    Alien Breed reminds me of Alien Mind on the Apple //GS (the top view anyway).

  • Dtale

    One of my all time favorites on THE amiga!
    Now come on and give me mega lo mania...

    • http://www.facebook.com/jessicadev.kelham Jessica Dev Kelham

      Hope you like it!

  • http://twitter.com/iseptimus Paul

    Brilliant news.  Tower Assault et al also please :)

    Superfrog, while not ideal with touch, would also be welcome.  Glad to see the classics being ported over.

  • r10k

    Yes! This is awesome. Instabuy for me.