Joe Danger Touch hitting iOS this month, isn’t a straight port

By Dave Cook, Thursday, 3 January 2013 13:17 GMT

Joe Danger Touch will release on iPhone and iPad in January, Hello Games has confirmed. The title – announced back in June – will not be a straight port of the original Joe Danger titles, and will focus on features exclusive to Apple’s devices, in order to get the best out of them.

CVG reports that the game has been build from scratch by Hello Games and will feature new characters and stages, a feature that allows players to send each other challenges via Game Center, and in-app purchases. All content can be unlocked for free if you choose however.

Speaking with the site, Hello Games’ Sean Murray said of the release, “I don’t think Joe Danger Touch feels like anything else I’ve played. I want it to feel like it could only work on iOS, because we’ve built it specifically for the device.

“Towards the end of the game, it gets super difficult, probably more so than the console version. I’m amazed what levels I can handle sometimes, and the subtlety possible with just a touch interface.

“Playtesters keep telling me it’s a nice blend of their other favorite games on iPhone – Bike Baron, Jetpack Joyride and Rayman Jungle Run. Usually that would really wind me up, but I kind of see it as a compliment here, that Joe Danger feels at home on iOS, and is being compared to some of the best games on the device.”

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