The original version of Karateka launched on an Apple II two decades ago and helped show that video game design could deliver idiosyncratic, narrative experiences . Back then, both Apple and video games where in their toddler stage, stumbling around trying to figure out what they could do.
Microsoft’s official site for their game console has been known to let things slip out before they’ve been publically announced. Like that one time it outed Halo 4 before last year’s E3.
The critically-acclaimed 1997 adventure game, to be ported by French developer DotEmu, will be released later this year for iOS devices. Creator Jordan Mechner announced the news on his blog today.