Over a year ago now we first posted about Mountain Sheep's upcoming Minigore Zombies, now titled Minigore 2: Zombies. Minigore [$0.99 / $1.99 (HD)] itself has had an interesting history around here on TouchArcade, and honestly was among the first pre-launch out-of-this-world hype phenomenons that I can remember on the TouchArcade forums. I still don't entirely understand how Mountain Sheep was able to secure such a massive and loyal fan base, but hopefully some of them are still around for the next dual stick shooter in the Minigore series.

So far it sounds like most of the benefits of Minigore 2: Zombies over the original is just more of everything. Mountain Sheep has figured out a way to get 150 enemies on screen at once, along with packing 50 different enemy types in the game. Of course, Minigore 2: Zombies wouldn't be a Minigore game without tons of unlockable characters, of which there's 20 out the gate. It'll have both melee and ranged combat, 7 different boss fights, and even launch as a universal app. Check out the screenshots:

The guys at Mountain Sheep are playing their cards close to their chest when it comes to pricing and availability. We don't have any further details other than a nebulous "soon" and pricing that is in line with other iOS titles. So, Minigore fans, are you still out there?

  • jmesmith

    Looks really great! I can't wait.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QCNA7AHFOYB6PU5ROF5ZF5OZUE Marc E

    I'll buy it whenever it comes out. I enjoyed it the most of any of the dual stick shooters that came out. 

  • shidokan57

    Cant wait! All there games rule! Instabiy best dual stick shooter wooooo please come soon

  • Jensen_G

    What has caused this avalanche of zombie-themed games? I have to admit I am so sick of zombies that I'm basically boycotting all zombie games at this point.

    • JBRUU

      Zombies have always been very, very popular in pop culture and entertainment. Some of it's goofy fun like this or Brainsss, some of it's a very interesting social commentary, like The Walking Dead. And then there's the horror of it all in games like Dead Space (rebranded necromorphs) and the older Resident Evil games.

    • Adams Immersive

      I can’t help feeling that any zombie game would be just a bit better if it were exactly the same game, with something—ANYTHING—other than zombies!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/H2EAIQ2GJPYXL72AT3RIHKHUPM Supernatural

      Zombies are attractive to developers because:

      1. Very little AI required. They can just lumber (or run or whatever) towards the player mindlessly.
      2. It's a good way to have a game where you kill lots and lots of people, because they're not really people. And it's a good way to have a game set after an apocalypse, because a zombie apocalypse is fun and something that could actually happen like nuclear war is kind of not so fun.
      3. Much like pictures of cats and unlikely bacon recipes, there seems to be endless numbers of people who still buy into crap that you'd think the whole world would be sick of by now. 

  • Drewskii

    Finally an update about Zombies but I feel that this is Minigore 1 and the previous game was just a demo.

  • Drewskii

    Plus there are 15 bosses.

  • GSJ1977

    Minigore 2? Looks like Minigore 1.1 to me.

  • Firetruck94

    That dog gets me every time

  • Madison Gerritsen

    Puh lease. The original was prety much abandoned. A few new characters, three enemy types in all levels and very limited maps.

    They better het their act together and create a REAL Minigore game. The game has so much potential, most of which was lost in the first installment.

  • http://twitter.com/Marchlucious MarvinSG

    out this Friday or next week because I emailed mountain sheep about the game then they says "we are only working on bosses mechanics and fixing weapons sound" that's only then came the testing phase of the game then... You saw it in App Store ;).

    • http://twitter.com/Marchlucious MarvinSG

      It's probably comes out this Friday or next week because I emailed mountain sheep and they says "we are working on bosses mechanics and fixing weapons sound" then came the testing phase of the game then.. Saw it in app store

  • ImJPaul

    I could play this all day, everyday. I still play minigore all the time. Soooo pumped for this. Was afraid they had dropped it when I didn't hear anything for what felt like years.

  • drloony

    I just deleted Minigore from my iPad, great game, this would a nice replacement. And every video gamer knows Zombies make great cannon fodder, right after Nazi's and ahead of Aliens

  • jar0d

    Minigore was one of the biggest disappointments in iOS gaming. Promised updates that took a ridiculous amount of time (multiplayer), updates that erased your progress, farming till your thumbs get numb... Oh, and iAPs of course. It was fun back in the days but now it's too little too late.

    But Mountain Sheep got everything right with Bike Baron.

  • parranoya

    I am still. Waiting on Hardgore. Look it up. I won't buy another of their games until that one is out....promises

    • Drewskii

      I think Hardgore got cancelled a long time ago.

  • Broli95

    Not bad, but i'm sick of that "comingsoon", they said so for more than a year! Since ios 5 came out! I want an actual release date.

  • 11liker99

    I don't understand people who like games with gore. How is that enjoyable?!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MEPFI6SVLNWASPNYKKQ2JR5ARU Arien

    I know I'm going to get flamed for saying this but the graphics look exactly like Mini Gore 1. And the enemy's are vikings? Also the map looks just like one from the 1st game. If they make it with good looking zombies, better environments, etc. it's going to be awesome. This is looking "meh" to me right now. I'll probably buy it either way, but I hope it exceeds my expectations.

  • medicalbenko

    If anything I need some backstory or even some story development. I know I know, it's an arcade survival game but a least bring some essence to the game this time around please and thank you.

  • FelipeCP

    Give me a break, Minigore 1 was fun at the beginning, looked promising, but it was all talk by the developers and no substance. Broken promises, buggy updates, list goes on.  Watch, Mountain Sheep will make lots of promises of updates and new content, all to get buyers and then finally abandon the game. Fool me once...

  • Seaniam

    Bring it on.
    I always thought the game lacked elements that could have given it much longer shelf life. Instapurchase for sure.