Electronic Arts has released the Wolfenstein RPG
for the iPhone and iPod touch -- the game is available on the App Store
for $4.99 right now. It's based in the world of Wolfenstein, but it's not your normal first-person shooter. Instead, it's actually a mobile turn-based RPG, adapted from an older cellphone platform for Apple's handheld. Considering its origins, the game looks pretty good, and it's got a silly sense of humor as well -- you can read books to gain abilities and power-ups
, or play a chicken-kicking minigame. Reviews are pretty excellent on iTunes, so if you're looking for something a little different to play as a role-playing game, it might be worth a look.
Even more anticipated than this game is the Doom RPG
, with the same type of gameplay, but set in id software's Doom
universe (notable, among other things, for its BFG weapon). Odds are that if this game does well, the Doom RPG
(and maybe even Orcs and Elves
, originally seen on the DS
) probably won't be far behind.