We have been riding high on our recent coverage of True Axis’s upcoming skateboarding game True Skate, and without many similar games to compare to naturally we’ve been drawing parallels between it and the original fingerboarding iOS game Touchgrind ($4.99) from Illusion Labs.
While Touchgrind is one of my all-time favorites, its strictly top-down viewpoint made it tough to really see what you were doing, something they rectified with a more 3rd-person perspective in their follow-up Touchgrind BMX (Free), and that’s something True Skate also employs to great effect.
Well, Illusion Labs isn’t content with letting other skating games horn in on their territory, as they announced on their Twitter account today that Touchgrind 2 is a thing that’s currently in the works at their studio.
Touchgrind 2 is in the works!! The entire Illusion Labs team is super stoked to be creating the next top skateboarding game for iOS!
— Illusion Labs (@ILLUSIONLABS) October 11, 2012
What I’m curious about is if this new Touchgrind will use the same perspective as the first game, pull things back for a 3rd-person perspective, or try something entirely new. One thing’s for sure, and that’s that Illusion Labs makes excellent games, and the first Touchgrind is an App Store classic, so I’m more than a little excited to hear more about the sequel.
Unfortunately there’s literally no other details except for that tweet, but we’ll be sure to follow-up and bring you any more news on Touchgrind 2 as we get it.