It looks like that now-legendary tech demo really did the trick, as Epic Games’ and ChAIR Entertainment’s universal iOS title soared straight to the top of the iTunes chart for both iPad and iPhone when it was released today. It takes a special game to knock those angry, seasonal birds off their perch, but Infinity Blade has managed to do just that. Early ratings and reviews from both critics and App Store customers are raving about the game. So far in the UK App Store it has 42 five-star ratings out of a possible 50!
As the first mobile game to be powered by Epic’s cutting-edge Unreal Engine 3, it would have been so disappointing if the actual game had failed to live up to the promise of the astounding tech demo, so it’s exciting to find out that the 3D characters and environments are every bit as spectacular as we’d been led to hope.
Infinity Blade’s storyline centres around the quest of a lone knight to save civilisation by journeying to the Dark Citadel to battle the Titan army of the tyrant God King and end his dictatorial rule.
The effortless controls show that the Unreal Engine 3 is truly adept at handling this new form of action control. All you have to do is swipe your finger to attack, dodge, block and cast spells, and tap to move to explore the castle realm.
What many are saying makes the game so special, aside from the incredible visuals, is the depth of the gameplay, with many different swords, shields, helmets, armor and magic rings to collect and master so that you can level up your character and increase their Attack, Health, Shield and Magic skills.
ChAIR Entertainment promises that updates are on the way, with new locations, a fully integrated multiplayer mode via Game Center, and new swords, shields, helmets, magic rings and enemies to get to grips with.
To find out what all the fuss is about and why IGN said “It just may be the best iPhone game of all time”, click here to download Infinity Blade for £3.49/£5.99:
Infinity Blade for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad on the iTunes App Store