David Ngo, one half of the two-person studio Loqheart, writes in with news that his company's first mobile game Cannon Cat is nearing release and should appear in the iOS App Store soon.

Cannon Cat expands on a gameplay mechanic featured in Rare's Donkey Kong Country series -- specifically, the sequences in which players launch from one mid-air barrel to another. Cannon Cat adds a dash of aerial acrobatics and introduces a number of gameplay features that focus on timing and reaction speed.

Cannon Cat will debut as a free download supported by optional in-game currency purchases on April 19th. A blog detailing the game's development can be read here.