The confirmation comes from the official Twitter account of the games developer, Mode 7. As reported by Touch Arcade, Mode 7 has tweeted that the long-awaited iPhone edition of Frozen Synapse is scheduled to be launched on Jan. 8 as a new game separate from the current iPad edition. The site rightly notes:
Quite often, adaptations of PC games like these with complicated interfaces often require such extensive work to operate on such a small interface, as well as to adapt to touchscreens. While universal versions are certainly preferred, it’s also hard to fault the developers for wanting to get paid for the extra work a separate version almost two years after the original version’s release.
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Nevertheless, Frozen Synapse for iPhone is expected to include the key features present in the iPad edition, including a multi-mission single-player campaign, a handful of multiplayer modes, and a built-in skirmish generator.