It has been confirmed that Infinity Blade, Epic's Unreal Engine-powered iOS debut, will hit the App Store on December 9th at a cost of £3.99.
This is being billed by a number of people as a major step forward in mobile gaming and the date of release may have something to do with another announcement being made in Paris on the same day. Last week we reported that Sony Ericsson was possibility going to announce details of its much-wanted Playstation Phone on December 9th. Whatever happens we'll have the news here first.
Most of the mobile gaming world is sure to be focusing on the release of Infinity Blade which we’ve been waiting for ever since the trailer was released at the start of this month (see below). However, for some, today’s announcement will be a disappointment as Epic’s Unreal engine will only be supported on the later editions of the iPhone and iPod touch. This means it'll work on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and 3G and 4G iPod touch devices. The game will also offer a multiplayer option via Game Center, although how it will work is not yet known. But we do know that head-to-head battles online will figure.
The game itself will see you as the hero in a quest to defeat the imposing God-King. The game sees you walk/sneak/rampage through a gorgeously rendered castle, fighting enemies with swipes of a finger. There will also be elements of RPGs with experience earned from combat being used to augment your attributes and enhance your equipment, as well as acquire new weapons and armour.
For now we'll have to make do with another look at the impressive trailer and wait until December 9th. Enjoy!