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.