Remember Marathon? If you’re a long-time Mac user, sure you do: back in the early 90s, Bungie’s sci-fi FPS series was the one shining light illuminating the Steveless Dark Ages of Macintosh gaming. Even if you’re only a recent convert to Mac, though, you’re probably familiar in a roundabout way with Marathon: it takes place in the same universe and is the direct prequel to Bungie’s bestsellingHalo series for the Xbox 360.
Either way, we’ve got great news for any Apple gamer. Marathon’s coming back… this time for the iPad.
Although there’s already an incredible port of the Marathon series for Macs and PCs (with the whole Marathon trilogy available for free downloads as well), Marathon for iPad would be the first time Bungie’s fantastic series came to the App Store.
According to Bungie.net, the iOS port is a one-man project by indie iOS dev Daniel Blezek, who began porting the series to iOS back in 2010. A whole new interface has been grafted onto the game to make sure it plays nicely on iPad.
Best of al? Marathon for iPad will be free. That should include the entire trilogy of games. Can’t beat that price.
Marathon for iPad should be hitting the App Store soon, possibly as early as this week. We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, anyone out there have fond memories of playing Marathon on their classic Macs? Tell us about the deathmatches that once were in the comments.