Unreal Development Kit Launches iOS Support, Jazz Jackrabbit Teased [Updated]

[Update: 4:40 12/16] As we thought, the Jazz Jackrabbit game is simply a tutorial project intended to ease devs into iOS development with the UDK. [Original] If yo

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[Update: 4:40 12/16] As we thought, the Jazz Jackrabbit game is simply a tutorial project intended to ease devs into iOS development with the UDK.

[Original] If you were wowed by Infinity Blade or Epic Citadel, you may be excited to hear that Unreal Engine 3 is now available on iOS devices to all and sundry. Epic Games today rolled out a new version of the Unreal Development Kit, its version of UE3 that's free for non-commercial use, with support for Apple's shiny white toys.

The new UDK beta also includes the full source and content for Epic Citadel, so you can see how it all works, plus another castle demo. Grab the 1.1GB file from FileShack.

Keen-eyed readers will notice that Jazz Jackrabbit, eponymous star of Epic's vintage platformer series, puts in an appearance in the trailer in a top-down shooter. However, it doesn't necessarily mean that a new JJ title is on its way, as the game is shown named as "UEDPCJazzMiniGameTutorial"--it may simply be an upcoming tutorial project.

From The Chatty

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    December 16, 2010 12:09 PM

    Oh crap, half way though the video I realized that the music is a remixed version of Mechanism Eight by Necros - a classic s3m that was later adopted for UT's BGM.

    Good times, good times.

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      December 16, 2010 12:22 PM

      you beat me too it :(

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBnaKD7CU6M&feature=related

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      December 16, 2010 12:34 PM

      IMO probably one of the greatest game tracks in existence. They have also remixed the best tracks into Unreal 3, including mechanism eight, if you haven't heard it.

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      December 16, 2010 1:41 PM

      Yes indeed my friend, recognised it from UT right away. God I love Tracker tunes to this day, an unexpected treat to hear one again in a modern trailer!

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      December 16, 2010 2:54 PM

      Except a really crappy remix, not the glorious track itself. :(

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      December 16, 2010 3:10 PM

      Yeah, good old Mech8.s3m. I remember listening to the Unreal and UT soundtracks with Impluse Tracker.

      That distorted 303-esque synth (or whatever it was) was way overused. It sounds almost like they did an "overlay" remix where they used the base mod file, and added samples and extra tracks.