'Haunted Hollow' Is Firaxis and 2K's Latest Mobile IP

By Trevor Ruben , Updated Mar 21, 2013 12:06 PM EDT
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Firaxis is developing a new mobile strategy title, "Haunted Hollow," joining the likes of "Civilization Revolution" and "Sid Meier's Pirates" in the developer's growing mobile catalogue. This marks the first new intellectual property game from Firaxis built specifically for mobile devices. Naturally, the game is also going to be free-to-play, but details on the microtransactions are scant.

Publisher 2K and Firaxis sent out a release Thursday morning, which Joystiq kindly posted up, detailing the "terrifyingly innovative" turn-based strategy iOS exclusive title:

"A competitive, spooky strategy game, Haunted Hollow lets players build and rule a mysterious mansion to spawn freaky monsters and send them into town to go head-to-head with rivals to capture townhouses, battle enemies, avoid angry mobs and seize control! Players of all ages can challenge friends through Game Center and Pass & Play, or play single-player matches." Sounds similar to the dual focus of "XCOM: Enemy Unknown," requiring to build up a home base for the sake of making those battles out on the field easier.

Judging from the screenshots and description provided, it looks like Firaxis is utlizing a liberal sample of monsters and tropes from horror stories of past. Vampires, Frankenstein, mummies, each to have their own power ups... and mobs, of course. The game is set for a release sometime this spring.

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