Not everyone can like every genre, but the trend of blurring those genre borders has produced some pretty incredible results over the years. In 2009, Epic and Chair Entertainment came out with Shadow Complex, an XBLA exclusive that was one part platformer and one part shooter. Not only that, but it made 2D movement work within a 3D environment.
Shadow Complex is one of the few games out there that truly deserves a sequel, and though there is currently no Shadow Complex 2, Chair creative director Donald Mustard promises it'll happen. Eventually. The studio just doesn't want to rush anything and risk creating a less than exemplary sequel.
"I'll put it this way. More Shadow Complex isn't a question of if, it's a question of when," he said. "Shadow Complex is our baby and we love it dearly and, y'know, we're working on some cool stuff [in general]. That's all I can say."
Despite the success of Infinity Blade on iOS, Mustard stated they were not looking to release the promised Shadow Complex follow-up to iPhone, due to the nature of touchscreen controls.
"Shadow Complex is designed for a controller. I'm not a fan of trying to shoehorn console controls onto touch screens. They don't feel right. You just lose so much precision."