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If you don’t know who Eric Chahi is, you should! Chahi’s latest project From Dust has been enjoying a fairly warm reception on Steam and XBLA. But twenty years ago, the French game designer created Another World (aka Out of This World), which in the limited-tech days of 1991 was about the closest videogames ever came to feeling cinematic.

In the spirit of bringing great classics to new platforms, development studio DotEmu has announced that it is working with Chahi to celebrate Another World’s twentieth birthday with a special anniversary edition release for the iPhone and iPad.

According to DotEmu, the Another World: Anniversary Edition features graphics enhanced for the HD screens of iOS devices – but it also contains all the jaggy original visuals for those seeking a true retro experience. Similarly, controls have been optimized for touch-screen, but an old-style D-pad interface will also be available.

The game's default difficulty setting is easier than the original, because we're all soft these days and don't even bother to argue. But the “Difficult” setting offers a level of challenge equivalent to the original's, and “Hardcore” mode proves once more that in 2011, we have more choice than ever before. Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition will be available for $4.99 on the App Store on September 22.

Sep 7, 2011

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12 comments

  • Brelston64 - September 8, 2011 4:36 p.m.

    Yessss I may have to try this. Love OotW for SNES and would love a way to play it on the go. Still not a fan of digital d-pads though, so I hope their touch controls help ease me back in.
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  • Mezolitik - September 8, 2011 5:54 a.m.

    I played this loads of times, and never got past the worm on the second screen. The only way I know it's good is because I watched the playthrough on YouTube.
  • GamingBear - September 8, 2011 4:07 a.m.

    I remember repeatedly picking the box up at my local video game rental shop when I was kid, thinking hmm this looks different I should try it... but I never did :S
  • silence5150gmr - September 7, 2011 9:43 p.m.

    I used to play this and flashback all the time, wonder if flashback gonna get some re-vampage,that would be sick, miss the genesis, need more sega remakes on xbla!
  • cart00n - September 7, 2011 9:32 p.m.

    What about PSN or XBLA?
  • cart00n - September 7, 2011 9:31 p.m.

    How about a release on PSN or XBLA?
  • Darkhawk - September 7, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    A review would be nice.
  • Tatts4Life - September 7, 2011 6:15 p.m.

    OMG I still have this game for the genesis.
  • Lolwarf - September 7, 2011 6:11 p.m.

    I have never played it, so this is pretty exciting.
  • TheCakeIsaPie - September 7, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    I disagree. "Ninja Gaiden 3" is the closest we ever got to cinematic. This is a close second.

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