screenshoot_sf_1Infinite Dreams' 2003 Symbian shoot 'em up Sky Force is getting a fancy 3D remake on iOS called Sky Force Anniversary. You may remember that this isn't the first time the Sky Force series has appeared on iOS, as both the original Sky Force and its sequel Sky Force Reloaded were both ported to the App Store in 2010 and 2009 respectively (yes, the sequel was actually ported before the original). Unfortunately, due to incompatibility with iOS updates, both titles have been pulled from sale. However, both were great old-school style shooters that worked wonderfully on the touchscreen, and so I'm very much looking forward to the Anniversary redux.

As you can see from this first in-game screenshot, Sky Force Anniversary is looking mighty pretty. The original games were novel for their pseudo-3D environments that gave the game a feeling of depth, as well as its scoring system which had you destroying a certain percentage of enemies in a stage in order to progress as well as picking up human survivors scattered throughout the landscape for bonus points. It was a super fun game, and the original looked darn good even years later when it was ported to iOS. But the Anniversary edition is looking even better, as Infinite Dreams is using their experience gained from making other titles as well as current technology to remake Sky Force.

Infinite Dreams estimates they're about halfway done with production of Sky Force Anniversary, so expect it to hit at some point in 2014. Until then follow along with the discussion in our forums and we'll bring you any further news as it hits.

  • hotpotty

    These are truly great games - had both on iOS, and had both way back when Symbian was the cool thing. Really looking forward to this - thanks for the post, Touch Arcade

    • http://www.y8u.org/ Y8u

      i very like many game use touch arcade. :)

      • SumoSplash

        What he said.

  • clompah

    Not to complaint or anything but I'm wondering are there going to be any let plays today about yesterday's releases?

    • jontas

      This is just a guess, but I noticed we haven't seen many posts from Eli recently so I'm thinking maybe he is out of town or something. Probably no new TA plays videos til he is back. I swear I'm not stalking Eli...

  • dekrock69

    Seeing as this is shooter related do we have
    A release date for Caves Donpaccin?
    It's out on the Japanese store;(

  • kiancheong

    Did we forget Palm OS? I had this on my Tungsten T|3. ;-)

  • PsYcHoNoVa

    That looks beautiful.

  • Jesper Eriksson

    Urgh, more sky force great game and all, played it pretty much on my pocket PC along with K-Rally. when are they going to port that Gem over :S

  • jamaalism

    It's out ;-)