Your holiday wishlist just got bigger, with the announcement that Infinity Blade is bringing the Unreal Engine to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on December 9th (that’s next Thursday!).
At this stage, the game features a pretty hefty single-player mode (packed with intuitive combat and easy touch controls), but we’re promised a fully functional multiplayer mode in the future via a free planned update. Once that’s launched, you’ll be able to find friends and other challengers for online battles thanks to the handy Game Center integration.
- Dynamic Single-Player Campaign – Spectacular 3D environments powered by the award-winning Unreal Engine 3 bring to life the story of a courageous knight’s pursuit to save civilization.
- Responsive and Intuitive Touch Controls – Players can attack opponents, dodge enemy advances and cast mystical spells to restore health or regain shield strength with a simple swipe of the finger.
- Simple Navigation – Easy to use, tap-to-move controls enable players to effortlessly navigate and explore the castle realm while questing for collectable items such as treasure, swords, shields, armor and other magical objects.
- Deep Role-Playing Elements – Players can intensify abilities through experience leveling by looting powerful items, unlocking individual customization and increasing skills such as strength, speed, protection and magic.
- Imaginative and Powerful Bosses – Multiple bosses, each featuring unique abilities and varying attacks, escalate in difficulty with the story’s progression.
- Game Center Integration – Players can battle friends or challenge new foes via matchmaking while tracking achievements in the all-new iOS multiplayer gaming system.
- Downloadable Content – Game updates will feature multiplayer mode in addition to new weapons, environments and enemy bosses.
When we caught up with Jay Wilbur from Epic Games in October (back when the game was known as Project Sword), he was very excited about the project – and now that we’ve seen some of it in action, I think we’re joining him in counting down the days until it’s in our hands.
Remember, Infinity Blade arrives December 9th on the App Store, and it’ll set you back US$5.99 or thereabouts.
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