Codemasters has revealed plans to release a remake of Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk for iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
The "special eggdition of the 1991 eggventure" is set to launch on Friday, December 9. "The game will not, unfortunately, be available on Eggsbox."
The title is being developed by DNA Interactive, with Paul Ranson, the original game's project director, heading up its creation.
"20 years on and Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk remains one of the most memorable games in the series for its puzzles and humour and it's an absolute pleasure to return to the director's role for this HD edition," he said.
"For once, this is a retro classic that doesn't require rose-tinted glasses to appreciate its design and gameplay - Dizzy: Prince of the Yolk is simply a great puzzle-solving romp that's been brought up-to-date with glorious visuals."
Here's the official description:
In this iOS/Android eggdaptation, our hero in a whole shell is back in familiar form, complete with red boxing gloves and his trademark somersaults as he ventures forth in an eggventure packed with collect-and-solve puzzles in a magical cartoon world," says the press release.
As ever, his friends, the Yolkfolk, are in trouble and need saving from danger. On this occasion, girlfriend Daisy has been trapped in mysterious castle while our hero has been locked in an underground dungeon by Rockwart the troll on orders from Evil Wizard Zaks (boo and hiss).
To save the day, Dizzy must run and tumble around the kingdom of Keldor. On his journey throughout this magical land Dizzy will explore underground caves, leap and bound into tree tops, cross the River Styx (which strangely seems to run through Keldor) and bounce all the way up to the far away clouds to assist Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates.
On his adventure Dizzy encounters all kinds of characters, from the Grim Reaper to the Troll-terrorising Fluffles, some needing his help, some offering advice and some simply wanting to bite his hands off. By collecting objects and solving puzzles, the assorted cast will help Dizzy in return as he continues on his quest to rescue his beloved Daisy from the castle.