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Id Software’s Mutant Bash TV a.k.a. “Rage Mobile” Approved, Coming Tomorrow

John Carmack’s latest creation for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is something I’ve been looking forward since the first video demo in August. The guy co-founded id Software and programmed true masterpieces such as Wolfestein 3D, Doom and Quake. You don’t mess with id Software, and each project form Carmack is something you should keep an eye on.

Previously known as “Rage Mobile” then re-announced as Mutant Bash TV, the upcoming game from id Sofwtare is a first person shooter “on rails” set in the Rage universe. Unlike many other similar portings from consoles and PCs to mobile devices, though, MBT has been completely rewritten to take advantage of the iPhone’s unique features, namely a large button-free device where the only input system is your finger.

Levi Buchanan, reporting for IGN:

We all know id has the chops to take any piece of hardware and get some truly amazing visuals out of it. Mutant Bash TV is no exception. This looks even better than Doom Resurrection. I played the Bunker stage of Mutant Bash TV on a new iPod Touch with a Retina display. This is a gorgeous game. (Well, it’s as gorgeous as a game about a genetic freak shootout is going to get.) I always appreciate the quirk and style so many iPhone games employ, but I will never turn my nose up at gritty, realistic visuals that really sell the power of these iDevices.

Now, it looks like the game has been approved by Apple and will go on sale in the App Store tomorrow as confirmed by Pete Hines of the Bethesda Blog on Twitter:

Rage Mobile has been approved for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Should be out tomorrow. I really think you’re gonna like it.

We will keep you posted about the release of the game. But finally, it looks like the wait is over. Here’s to hoping it’s been worth it.

Update: Mutant Bash TV will be available at $0.99 for the SD edition, $1.99 for the HD edition. [link]

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