The Red Star is coming to the iPhone – What if USSR… whoops… I meant U.R.R.S ruled the world?

The Red Star was quite a highly acclaimed PS2 Action title (Metacritic score – 72), released back in 2007. Without much fuss XS Games have added an iPhone section to their website with The Red Star release date as TBA.

Game features include:

  • Three playable legendary warriors, each with unique fighting skills and weapons
  • Two player cooperative gameplay that lets you enter the fray with a friend
  • Relentless action that seamlessly blends brutal melee with “old-school” shooter gameplay
  • Unlockable secret characters, hidden gameplay modes and more for extensive replay value

I don’t know about you, but having read some PS2 reviews and taken a good look at the screenshots/video, I’m quite excited with its eventual App Store release. The game should be an excellent match for the platform, especially if the developers get the controls right. And it will probably be the first game ported to the iDevice from the PS2, which is also a significant milestone.

Video and some more screens after the gap.

The Red Star saga follows Sorceress Major Maya Antares and her faithful guardian, combat and weapons expert Kyuzo. Maya and Kyuzo have devoted their lives to the defense of the United Republics of the Red Star (U.R.R.S.), and have victoriously led the crew of the massive battleship, Skyfurnace Konstantinov, through countless battles.

While entrenched in the war to control the rogue Republic of Nokgorka, Maya and Kyuzo meet a fierce Resistance Fighter named Makita who holds the key that reveals the entire U.R.R.S. to is under the control of the Dark Lord Imbohl and his chief assassin, Troika, the Harvester of Souls. Makita, Kyuzo and Maya unite against Troika’s tyranny. Troika, at the helm of the flagship vessel, the Taktarov, unleashes a deadly assault against the rebels. Under the watchful command of Urik and Maya, Kyuzo and Makita embark upon a final fight to unite the scattered Republics of the Red Star and liberate them from Troika’s rule.

  • Thunderclaw

    In Mother Russia, Apple screws you!

    … oh wait, nevermind. :P

    So this is going to be a turn-based adventure game?

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