Spy. vs. Spy remake coming to the iPhone and iPad.
A mysterious image landed in our Inbox this morning seemingly announcing the coming of a Spy vs. Spy game from iPhone and iPad game developers Robots & Pencils.
The image, which sports the silhouette of the game's eponymous spies holding a bomb with a burning fuse, includes the text "If you don't succeed at first ... spy, spy again" and the Spy Vs. Spy logo. The yet-to-be announced title includes logos for MAD, Warner Bros. Games and Robots and Pencils and mentions that the game is developed and published under license from First Star Software, Inc.
First Star Software, Inc. is the team behind three popular 80s Spy vs. Spy games that first hit in 1984 on the Atari 4/800, C-64 and Apple II. That game, which had players taking each other on in split-screen mode by setting traps and engaging in hand-to-hand combat, was later released on a slew of consoles including the NES, Game Boy and Xbox.
It's unclear if this will be a straight port of that 1984 classic, remade to work on the iPhone and iPad or if it will be an entirely new title. We've reached out to both Robots & Pencils and First Star and will update the story when they respond.
The Spy vs. Spy games are spin-offs of the wildly successful black and white strip that has been running in MAD Magazine since 1961.