Liberation Maiden isn't just on 3DS anymore, as Level-5's sci-fi shooter makes its way to iOS platforms today. You know, just in case anyone thought the 3DS wasn't convenient enough as a portable platform.
Priced at $4.99 USD (or €4.49 / ₤2.99 in Europe), Liberation Maiden for iOS brings some extra features to the table that the 3DS version doesn't. It actually sounds like a fair bargain, when you consider that:
Expanded Game Play with Game Center: Players will face new Challenges, compete for high scores with friends, and aim for the top of the ranked Leaderboard.
Retina Display: The game’s graphics have been optimized to take advantage of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch’s incredibly sharp Retina Display on compatible devices.
Intuitive Controls: LIBERATION MAIDEN’s controls maximize playability and functionality across touchscreen devices and can be further customized for maximum comfort to a player’s dominant hand.
Compatibility: The game is playable on iOS 5.0 and higher across the Apple mobile lineup, including iPhone 4 and higher, iPod touch 4th generation and higher, iPad 2 and higher, and iPad mini.
In the game, players are taken 100 years into the future, where Japan is known as "New Japan." You play as President Shoko Ozora, who pilots a humanoid mech in order to free her country from tyranny. Okay, ridiculous premise aside, it's apparently a pretty good game.
As Level-5 CEO and pres Akihiro Hino puts it, Liberation Maiden "redefines what a mobile game can do" when it has quality design, gameplay, and story:
“We are excited to be bringing an amazing, high-quality game like LIBERATION MAIDEN to iOS devices, providing a full-fledged handheld video game experience for mobile phone and tablet users. LIBERATION MAIDEN for iOS redefines what a mobile game can do with the quality design, story and gameplay normally only available to console gamers.”
By "console gamers," we'll assume he means "PC gamers" too.