iOS gamers have been doing the aerial dogfighting thing for years now, and I have plenty of fond memories of heart-pumping battles in MiniSquadron [$0.99] going all the way back to 2009. Sadly, however, MiniSquadron has been sort of left in the dust with no updates these past few years. So a trio of developers took it upon themselves to create a 2D dogfighting game for iOS inspired by their own favorites, like the popular Luftrausers and Triplane Turmoil. The game is called Pilots of the Dawn, and they've just submitted the game to Apple and released a brand new trailer.

Pilots of the Dawn may not quite hit the levels of mayhem as something like Luftrausers, but it looks like some solid aerial action all the same. It'll come equipped with a full campaign mode with 30 levels, an endless mode, daily challenges, 5 planes to unlock and upgrade, and Everyplay replay sharing. The developers have stated that Pilots of the Dawn will be completely free with only opt-in ads to watch for some extra coins. It both looks and sounds fun, and with Pilots of the Dawn now submitted if everything goes smoothly we should all be able to get our hands on it March 10th. Meanwhile, you can converse about the game in our forums.

  • rezn

    Might have to check this out. Anything Vlambeer inspired has my interest. I picked up Luftrausers for Steam a couple months back and loved it.

  • ScotDamn

    Wow this looks like a total rip. So much so that they may have to ask Vlambeer permission!

  • Zendorphin

    Wonder if it'll be sub-standard. 😬

  • stelluhreyesthis

    I don't know how I feel about this. I want to play it because I love luftrausers. But it feels like they could have at least changed something to make it more there own. Why is it ok to do this on mobile?

  • JRaynor

    Interesting how The greedy cave didn't get any cover on the front page because the art was like don't starve while the gameplay is nothing like it

    While this looks exactly like Luftrausers and even plays like it, this is the same thing as ninja fishing

    If you told me this was a luftrausers making its debut on iOS with a blue color i will have totally believe it

    • ScotDamn

      I was thinking the same thing. But wasn't it Eli who didn't wanna cover Greedy Cave? That game was actually a rip of Enchanted Cave. It's all a big conspiracy!

    • Eli Hodapp

      That is interesting isn't it.

  • RunningWild

    What a rip off.