Over the weekend we were informed by Hello Games that they were working on a portable version of Joe Danger – for iOS specifically. Sadly, the notification was prefaced by a “don’t tell anyone” line and, as you’ll remember, it was also April Fool’s.
Today though, we can happily reveal that this is indeed the truth. And it’s – we think – playable at PAX today. “It’s a hobby project of mine that’s starting to look pretty cool,” Sean Murray told TheSixthAxis, “so we just want to see some people play, and get their feedback.”
Sean says it’s “it’s looking real nice though.”
“You swipe the screen to make Joe wheelie, you nudge him in the air to affect his gravity, you can flick a barrier out of the way, or wrestle with the shark in the shark tank,” said Sean, explaining the controls. “You have such control that levels that would be impossible on console are much easier on the touchscreen.”
There’s also some new DLC out for the Xbox 360 version of the game, dubbed Special Edition, which features four new characters, which you can see in the video above. “By far my favorite is the circus bear on a little minimoto,” said Sean.