Update (9/14): Iron Marines is now available in the Play Store for $4.99. It does have in-app purchases that range all the way up to $99.99, but they’re only cosmetic and pacing upgrades. The real-time strategy game features two different worlds, 14 levels, and beautiful scenery. There are an additional 10 side-quests that you can play through as well.
Original article (8/16): Ironhide Games, one of the most important names in mobile gaming today, is teasing a new game and we couldn’t be more excited. The developer behind Kingdom Rush, Kingdom Rush Frontiers, and Kingdom Rush Origins has just released a trailer and announced a release date for its newest IP, Iron Marines.
Iron Marines is a colorful StarCraft-like game coming to iOS and Android on September 14. Whereas Kingdom Rush is the definition of tower defense games, Iron Marines incorporates more real-time strategy elements that brings the dream of finally getting a similar experience to StarCraft on your phone or tablet. It features a hero system and a tech tree that has over 50 upgrades for your base and units. With this much depth, our hopes are high for a great replayability factor.
For now, we’ve only got the trailer you can see above, but it has us super excited. With Ironhide’s track record for putting out hit mobile games and a genre aching for a big new title, this one could be amazing. You can head on over to the Iron Marines website to sign up for the mailing list or download some sweet desktop backgrounds. Just make sure to put an entry in your calendar now for the release date, September 14.