If you can jog your memory banks back to April of last year, you should recall that developer SoMoGa announced an iOS version of the popular retro RPG Lunar: Silver Star Story, a game that first launched on the Sega CD back in 1993 before hitting the Sega Saturn and PlayStation a few years later in enhanced versions. The following July they released the first screenshots from the iOS version of Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch, with a planned launch before September.

Well, that never happened. In fact, a year after its intended release window and details on Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch have been basically non-existent. Until this morning, when SoMoGa emailed us to let us know that Lunar Touch was heading to the App Store later this week. No specific day is mentioned but we’d imagine it’ll come along with this week’s set of new releases on Wednesday night.

No other new information was given, or can be found on the official website, but if you’ve been patiently waiting for Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch then keep your eyes glued to this space and we'll let you know when it hits the App Store.

  • Flynn Taggart

    I just peed my britches a little

  • http://www.facebook.com/pachi72 Fernando Diaz

    Impressive indeed.

  • LCB12321

    Great news

    Wonder If it's ported from the Sega cd or the Saturn/PS?(or maybe some kind of combination) I dunno the Sega Cd version was way different than the newer one it had random battles,some different gameplay I believe and probly other things.

    And while I love LSSSC I'd love a chance to play the original. But either one is fine, and I'm glad to see it. It along with it's sequel rank up there among my favorite RPGs of all time along with ff6 and a few others.

    • fr33z33

      Dig up the original TouchArcade piece on it when Somoga announced the project. As far as I remember, they pointed out which version would be basis for the remake.

    • Professionalbum

      According to pocket gamer uk it's the PSX version.

  • picohero

    Finally yes! I'm so excited and I just can't hide it. I actually heard this from somoga yesterday and I sent PMs to like 5 different people. Yes!

  • Vertigo.Siva

    Wonder if it will be retina enabled, maybe that's too much to ask for a classic port though =/

  • fr33z33

    With final fantasy legends released just recently, they could hardly have chosen a worse point in time to finally bring it to the app store. Still looking forward, though, I really enjoyed Vay on my 3G back in 2008

  • ImJPaul

    As long as pricing isn't like $40 I'll buy it. Never played it but have heard countless conversations about this game. Curious to see what else is coming this week. So many great games already and there's still the "surprise" games and the last minute announcements.

  • ItouchBrett

    WOW REALLY? FINALLY!!! BEEN OVER A YEAR IBEEN WATING FOR THIS....

  • korkidog

    I remember playing Lunar: The Sliver Stat on my Sega Genesis CD! Look forward to playing this on my iPad.

  • korkidog

    I played Lunar: The Silver Star on my Sega CD system! Look forward to playing this on my iPad.

  • zergslayer69

    Is it just me or does this somehow look more aesthetically pleasing than final fantasy dimensions?

    • DCver3

      That's because it is...

  • MEdwards0129

    Hopefully this isn't priced to exorbitantly

  • http://www.facebook.com/francis.fabie Francis Timbol Fabie

    OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! Only classic gamers will understand!

    I hope it's priced reasonably because this would really be an awesome turn out after the sadness that is an overpriced/over-promised Final Fantasy Dimensions.

    Don't get me wrong. I would have bought Final Fantasy Dimensions if not for 3 things: 1. It's worth more than a PS3 Game! 2. I'm more of a Suikoden fan! 3. It didn't make me feel it's worth the 30 dollars. But, I'm pretty sure I'll get it in time. Just not now.

    Any, back to the point, OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! This is awesome!

    • eponymous

      I said it in the Dimensions review, I'll say it again here...

      Konami! Bring Suikoden 1 & 2 to iOS and people will beat a path to your door. Don't mess with them too much, we don't need or want new graphics. We just want the best 16-bit console JRPGs on our iOS devices

      • http://www.facebook.com/francis.fabie Francis Timbol Fabie

        yes, please! and make sure the save file can be clouded to the next one for suiko 1 to 2 save file for McDohl! :)

  • http://www.shezcrafti.com/ ShezCrafti

    Holy shit this is awesome news!

  • grits

    When this first came out my best friend in high school stayed home a week from school and beat the game like 10 times. A few years later I borrowed his Sega CD and played it but when I see this game I always think of my friend.

  • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

    I remember Lunar in high school. A friend of mine had the Sega CD before me, or maybe I had one... I can't remember. But I DO remember alternating between Lunar and Final Fantasy 3. Each game was monumental in their own way. The cut scenes blew my mind, they were stunning. Amazing.

    The music and the humor, specifically of Nall, was fantastic. The snappy lines she would give looking through dressers, I still remember them to this day.

    I cannot wait for this to come out, to have it on me at all times. Fighting Ghaleon, and the floating castle... I may not be able to wait, and might have to grab my PS1 disc and...

    Wait, Borderlands 2 is coming today. I can wait until Thursday ;)

    Speaking of that, postman.. GET TO MY DOOR NOW!!!!

  • picohero

    I literally bought lunar legend 3 days ago... But I'm buying this anyway :) (i miss money)

  • BillyB25

    I know this is the PSX version... But will this be exactly like the Working Designs version or is it a new localization?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QVTDNOZR755WSK5M3Y2PIAEINI Tubby

    It's not being released?  That's news to us!

    But seriously, it'll be available on the App Store later this month.

    All the best,
    SoMoGa Info & Support

    On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM, wrote:
    So I guess the game is not being released? No news is bad news?

    Sent from my iPhone

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QVTDNOZR755WSK5M3Y2PIAEINI Tubby

    Lol I emailed them last night razing them a bit and they replied. Didn't think it would be this week though

  • SephiTrax

    HEEL YEAH! Boy, I can still remember how addicted I was! One of the best summer games I've got back then!!! Bring it!!

  • picohero

    I just heard word from Apple, you can expect to see it later this month.

    All the best,
    SoMoGa Info & Support

    I heard this yesterday, then this article popped up. I'm so happy!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6D4B2ZMVMV72TERRW5YNVDPA5E Don

    Question is it Universal ?

  • mcorleonep

    Nice!  I never played this before.  Unless the publisher went to the Square/Enix school of iOS app pricing, I will download this.

  • chapel07

    wow! now the things i have to buy this Christmas just increased..again! i just hope i have the money when this comes out.

  • Russell Barnett

    The app will be $6.99 from what I hear.

    Also, I believe the port is based on the Sega CD/Saturn versions for the most part, not the PSX. Given this, I think the last picture in the article is a bit misleading as it looks to be from the PSX version (I think?) and is not indicative of the iOS version gameplay.

    • LCB12321

      Well, that's just completely cunfusing as the Sega cd ver and the Saturn Ome were two comepletly different games... I'm guessing it's the Saturn or PSX one which are so close it doesnt really matter..