Back in October, we brought you the exclusive news that a Flipper sequel was in the works, and now Goodbye Galaxy Games has announced that it has signed a contract with publisher Engine Software, making the arrival of Flipper 2 that much closer.
Aside from publishing duties, Engine Software will also be helping out in the sound design of the game, and the partnership is one that Goodbye Galaxy Games founder, Hugo Smits, is very proud of. Speaking on the developer's official blog, Smits says:
Engine Software has a massive amount of experience on this platform and a long lasting relationship with Nintendo. This was the major reason behind my decision to sign with them and I am delighted that they also offered to help out with development where they can.
There is currently no scheduled release date for Flipper 2 as the publisher doesn't want to rush the game out, instead, opting to release it when it's ready. Saying that, Engine Software expects it to launch in the second quarter of 2011. If you're not familiar with the original Flipper, be sure to read our review of it, and tell us what you think of the one-button mechanic that will feature in the upcoming sequel.