We knew that The Room Two [$2.99] would be heading to iPhone and iPod touch devices at some point early this year, but when we reported on Monday that it would be coming this week, we erroneously assumed it would be in a similar fashion to the first game with a new separate version for iPhone. Well, in this particular case I'm very happy to be wrong as Fireproof Games has opted to not go that route this time and instead has updated the iPad version of The Room Two to be Universal with support for iPhone 4S and above devices. That update is out now and to celebrate they've knocked a couple of bucks off the price of The Room Two, down to $2.99 from $4.99.

If you read TouchArcade with any sort of regularity then you no doubt already know we're huge fans of both the original The Room [Free / $0.99 (HD)] and its sequel The Room Two. They're the type of games that feel like they're infinitely better for being on touchscreen devices, and while they can be quite difficult at times, the amount of "aha!" moments and level of satisfaction you get from solving a particularly tricky piece of a puzzle makes it a worthwhile journey to take. I can only hope that we get The Room Three someday, but if you're an iPhone or iPod touch player interested in The Room Two now is the time to grab it with its new Universal update and sale price.

  • Repelstale

    I'm not sure with these things: does the fact that it's Universal mean that progress will be saved across all my iDevices (like for example Limbo and Skulls of the Shogun)?

    Not that it wouldn't be awesome if that weren't so. It would just another layer of awesomeness

    • dancj

      No. Universal just means that it's made for both iPhone and iPad.

      iCloud syncing is what gets your progress shared across devices and it's not always obvious whether a game has it or not.

      • Repelstale

        Aha. And can anyone tell me whether iCloud syncing will be featured on the Universal Update of The Room 2 or not?

      • razorracer83

        According to the app description, The Room Two does now indeed feature iCloud game save sync.

      • Repelstale

        Indeed it does! Wow! That's it, I'm downloading right now!

  • VA1N

    I just checked the app store and I see the room two but it's asking me to pay for it again - even though I own it already on the iPad. Are we certain this is universal? I see no reviews for this version either.

    • StealthDawg

      Check it again. It showed me that before as well. But I JUST checked again and it showed me an iCloud download icon.

    • skatter

      Having the exact same issue. My iPhone thinks I need to buy it again, but my computer is happily downloading it for installation.

  • bigjack66

    Joy of joys The Room2 is now on my ipod . Now I may continue the journey. I hope it is as satisfying as the first one and first impressions look favourable. I'm looking forward to this. Let the excellence begin!

  • rewind

    I'm happy!!!

  • Taclys

    Is the story strong enough to need to get Room 1 first? I've always meant to pick these up, never got around to it yet.

    • galaxy124

      There is no strory at all.

      • mw1

        There is a story, but it's not essential to gameplay. It would, however, give you a little flavour to the game by providing a vague reason as to why you're trying to unlock the boxes and progressing to the next level.

        I'd recommend getting the room 1, because it's currently cheaper than the room 2 (at least for iPhone, not sure about iPad), and the free download comes with the first level before the rest can be unlocked with a one-off IAP. It's a better way to try to see if it's your kind of game...