Hemisphere Games has released an update for the iOS version of Osmos, adding an all-new and platform-exclusive multiplayer mode.

The new mode -- which Hemisphere describes as "a mote-eat-mote absorption-fest of skill and strategy" -- is playable both locally and online, and includes six arenas in which players can engage in mote-al kombat (sorry). The mode also supports local cross-platform play, allowing iPhone players to take on iPad users.

The update is currently exclusive to the iOS version of Osmos. Hemisphere has not yet decided if the multiplayer mode will be added to Osmos on other platforms, though if such a thing were to happen, designer Eddy Boxerman notes that the Android version would be the next in line to receive the update.