17-Bit Studios, who you're probably familiar with as the developers of the excellent turn-based strategy title Skulls of the Shogun [$4.99], just released their frantic roguelike space shooter Galak-Z: The Dimensional on the PlayStation 4 earlier this month, and a PC version is following soon. However, according to Eurogamer, 17-Bit is also planning to bring the game to mobile devices next year in a special version of the game called Galak-Z: Variant Mobile. It's too early to get a glimpse at this mobile version, but here's the PS4 launch trailer for Galak-Z proper which should give you an idea of the game.

Seriously, that game looks so cool. And it's getting rave reviews, too. As for the mobile version, it's being published by GungHo, so more than likely it'll be a free to play game. It's also supposed to be optimized for mobile devices, and will have an updated UI and touchscreen controls. 17-Bit CEO Jake Kazdal has this to say about the game: "Galak-Z: Variant Mobile will have all the explosive high-level combat and skill-based action as the original, but tailored and optimised for the mobile player on the go." How much of the original game will make it over to Variant Mobile remains to be seen, but I'm excited to get Galak-Z on mobile in any form. The mobile game isn't due until sometime in 2016, so expect lots more information in the months ahead.


  • Big Papa

    Galak-Z on PS4 is a fantastic game, I've enjoyed it immensely so far. Even if it is a stripped down version, we'll be lucky to get this on mobile.

    • Rain1dog

      Please give me that game, now! Also please just let me buy it out right.... No free to play. Or if it's free to play allow an option to purchase the game out right!

  • stelluhreyesthis

    Wow this is amazing news, they cancelled the vita version and I assumed this would never happen but that's great. Fantastic developer 17-bit studios did such a good job on this game hope the mobile version isn't too much different, interested in how they will implement the controls.

  • ImJPaul

    Woah. That sword robot looks so awesome. Haha

  • Joltrabbit

    They said they refused to make a stripped-down version for the PlayStation Vita and here they are go with the mobile version

    • skylined87

      Yeah I was pretty pissed when they decided not to come through with the Vita version...I was really looking forward to that. Oh well, at least I have this to look forward to now!

  • http://www.wavelightgames.com/ WaveLightGames

    Has a real 80's Robotech feel for the characters. Looks cool. Loved Skulls of the Shogun.

  • Brrobotix

    Honestly if the game is as fun as that video looked I'd be very willing to put up with some ftp shenanigans. Still hope I won't have to though.

  • 김지 킫밸

    Where's the instant buy cat?? Cause this is an insta buy for me!