Exactly a year after Anomaly: Warzone Earth made the move from PC to iOS, developer 11 Bit Studios has announced that the stunningly competent real-time-strategy franchise will soon return to mobile devices in the form of Anomaly: Korea. Did you really think you’d driven off those aliens for good?
As promised by 11 Bit, Anomaly: Korea will add a slew of battles, units and powers to go with the new story and setting. The game apparently takes place a few months after humans claimed victory over the invading aliens in Tokyo at the end of Warzone Earth. Players, of course, are tasked with an “even more frantic race” to fight them back again.
Anomaly: Warzone Earth, for those of you that lived under a Wi-Fi-blocking boulder last year, turned the popular tower defense genre on its head by putting players in control of the invading (in this case, liberating) forces. With a cleverly designed suite of UI tools and touch controls, players maneuvered their platoon of sci-fi forces through a line of turrets while deploying special healing and destructive powers along the way. The interface took time to master, but Warzone Earth remains one of the more intelligent touch-screen adaptations of a PC-only game in recent memory. Apple named Warzone Earth Game of the Year Runner-Up in 2011.
Interestingly, Anomaly: Korea has only been announced for iOS and Android so far. Expect a PC version to come along soon afterward, though — 11 Bit is likely trying to boost sales with timed exclusivity on mobile devices. We don’t have an exact release date for Anomaly: Korea, but if the game follows the same timeline as its predecessor, expect it to hit the App Store and Google Play sometime next year.
In the meantime, soak in some of these screenshots. Lookin’ good.