Jordan Mechner, creator of the classic games Prince of Persia and Karateka, is releasing an iOS version of his 1997 game, The Last Express.

The Last Express is an adventure game that takes place aboard the Orient Express in 1914. The game was a big hit when it was released for the PC in 1997, and Mechner has teamed up with DotEmu to bring a faithful adaptation to the App Store.

Here's more information on the game from the official press release:

In July 1914, on the eve of World War I, as the train departs on its final journey from Paris to Constantinople, the player steps into the shoes of Robert Cath, an American doctor with a mysterious past. A fugitive from French police, Cath, boards the train in answer to an urgent telegram from his best friend – and plunges into a maelstrom of conspiracy, romance and murder.

The DotEmu release is a faithful iOS port of the original game. The Last Express allows players to interact in real time with 30 characters representing a cross-section of pre-WWI Europe, including Serbian freedom fighters, a German arms dealer, a Russian anarchist, a beautiful Austrian concert violinist, a eunuch guarding a Turkish harem, and a mysterious art collector travelling in his own private car. As the train races east, the player must stay alive while eavesdropping on conversations, sneaking into compartments, battling deadly opponents and defusing a bomb. The story is non-linear; characters act independently, conversing and moving about the train even when the player is not there to witness them, so that every play-through of the game is different.

The Last Express will be released on September 27th.

Here is the trailer and some screenshots. Are you looking forward to playing The Last Express?