Galaxy on Fire creator Fish Labs just shot us a note: Galaxy on Fire 2 - Supernova, the follow-up to the game's last expansion Valkyrie, has been delayed into September. Turns out that launching cross-compatibility across three different versions -- SD, HD, Full HD for OSX -- and three different platforms is tough. Fish Labs explains:

"As we will launch SD, HD and Full HD (OSX) simultaneously and a whole play through of GOF2, Valkyrie and Supernova takes 20 hrs. Our testing scenario with various update stages on several devices and cross-platform compatible save games became very complex, and we have to postpone the release slightly to someday in September," the note says.

It's a piece of bummer news for the game's fans, for sure, but this seems like a pretty solid reason for a delay. Making games, we hear, is pretty hard -- and doing something like this is even harder.

In better news, we've got a first-look at a new trailer for the game. As you'll see, it is definitely a looker, and it's definitely a continuation of the series.

  • http://twitter.com/ZildjianKX Jeff

    Oh, the money they would have made from me in expansions if they hadn't released an HD version and instead just updated their original universal app.

    • Maniacfive

      Don't think they will mind. The money they made from me, and other people who appreciate the extra effort that goes into completely re-doing textures for top end devices deserves something extra, probably made up for it.

      • WarrenCowen

        That's a good point. Although it's not just the money, I assume you have to redo the original campaign again? I'm not sure I have the time for that but we'll see. I do appreciate all the hard work Fish Labs have put into this game.

    • WarrenCowen

      Indeed. I purchased GOF2 and Valkyrie in the original version before there was a HD version. I don't know whether I'll get Supernova if I'm unable to play in HD on my New iPad and iPhone 4S without buying the HD edition and In-App Purchases all over again.

      • Thri11Ki11

        You don't have to buy the Valkyrie again. If you have the SD version on your New iPad and purchase the HD version it unlocks Valkyrie for free. Then just delete the SD version and you're good to go

      • WarrenCowen

        Brilliant! In that case I'll gladly upgrade to the HD version! Great work Fish Labs. :)

      • GSJ1977

        It used to work like that, but now it doesn't. I recently reinstalled GOF2 HD and had to pay for the expansion (restoring purchases didn't work).

      • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

        You can transfer your save game with the expansion via iCloud or OpenFeint OR if you have the SD version preinstalled, and then you download the HD, you will get the Valkyre for free. Just save to Clouds and trust me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/emil.efendulov Emil Efendulov

        They fixed that recently, i restored my purchase just a couple of days ago. Works like a charm :)

    • chamuscao

      They couldn't. Remember that the cap for the filesize of any app is 2 Gb. If they updated the original game with the HD graphics you can be sure that we couldn't get this expansion due to the HUGE filesize.

    • DecafTable

      At this point the iPad 3 is what most developers for iOS are shooting for. It makes no sense not to make it fully HD to take advantage of the retina graphics.

    • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

      Actually they aren't EA, nor Gameloft and other carmakers.
      They actually remake all the textures and make a lot new effect for the HD version AND they give the Valkyre expansion for free to the HD edition.
      Also you have iCloud and OpenFeint cloud to transfer saves....

      Have you ever seen any Angry Birds "HD" version? They are the same as SD, the only difference is that, their HD version is iPad only.
      They don't even have cloud....

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

    Don't forget to optimize the graphics for the iPod Touch's low memory requirements, too! 

    • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

      The SD version is fully optimized for all the iPod Touches.

  • john360

    NICE!!!

  • jcifrit

    GOF2 is probably my fave game overall for iOS!

  • Mr. Grizzly

    Gotta say this looks truly amazing!! Looking forward to playing it.

  • evilsearch

    they nailed it once again. amazing graphics per usual fishlab. insta buy for me. 

  • NeonVoidJP

    Brilliant!! Can't wait! :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UAEZ5YGVN3WYP6WTNUSNMLEOBQ Alexander Law

    Any word on pricing? I hope it's not higher than $10.

    • dibdib

      It's an expansion.  Expect it to be as much as Valkyrie, at the most.

      • Maniacfive

        I hope it's that, although I think that I read somewhere that Supernova is as big as the original. If that's the case, I'll happily pay almost full price again.

        If it's similar in size to Valkyrie after all, well then similar pricing very appreciated.