Jordan Mechner, creator of Karateka
and a small, obscure franchise called Prince of Persia
, is bringing his 1997 game The Last Express
to iOS with the help of French developer DotEmu. The Last Express
is a real-time, point-and-click adventure game taking place on the Orient Express just before World War I.
DotEmu's version includes the entire game, all 20-plus hours of gameplay with a few "enhancements" for iOS devices, Mechner writes, and is expected to launch some time this year.