If any game were to become the iPhone’s real first platform franchise it couldn’t have happened to a better series than Hand Circus and ngmoco’s platformer Rolando. Though we already knew a sequel was in the works, the developer has officially announced its new title — Quest for the Golden Orchid — as well as a June release date.
ngmofo Neil Young also outlined the outlook for the series at his GDC Mobile kick-off keynote as recorded by toucharcade: between now and June the original Rolando will receive three more level packs in addition to its last, with another four level packs spacing out the time between Rolando 2‘s June release and the newly announced Rolando 3‘s November release.
Keep an eye on Hand Circus’s twitter feed as the dates roll nearer, where Simon Oliver has been teasing regularly about the sequel’s new engine, mechanics, and enemies.
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