One of the DSi Store’s most acclaimed games, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, will be coming to iOS later this month. The developer of Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, WayForward, is making sure that the virtual button controls will work well. ”Virtual D-Pads are my personal arch nemesis, so I’m happy to report that ours does the job incredibly well. I should explain that this was not a quick and dirty port,” says a WayForward representative. The game will also be receiving many changes in terms of design. The menus have been optimized for iOS, enemy AI has been improved, and platforms are wider than in the DSi version.
I missed Shantae: Risky’s Revenge because I do not own a DSi, but the idea of improved virtual D-Pads is very exiting. Virtual D-Pads are one of the biggest problems with platformers on iOS. iPhone or iPad owners should definitely plan on downloading this one.