Chair Entertainment’s Next Game Gets a Launch Date and Price
In summer 2009, Chair Entertainment really made a name for itself with Shadow Complex. This side-scrolling shooter built on Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 made a huge splash on XBLA and set the standard for what a modern side-scroller could be. Well, Chair is back again with something I am not so excited about.
Teaming up once again with Epic, Infinity Blade is an upcoming action RPG for the iPhone 3GS and 4, the 3rd and 4th generation iPod Touch and the iPad. Playing as a medieval hero, you go through a castle trying to reach the final boss known only as the God-King. I know, awesome, right? Along the way you will fight multiple boss characters, gaining experience when you defeat them that increase your level. When you level you get skill points which you can then use in a skill tree to spec your armor-clad dude out how you like. Almost like an RPG.
Where the “action” part comes in is (of course) the combat. With an arsenal of ancient weapons, players will sweep, drag and tap their fingers on or across the screen to attack and parry. The combat is all real-time and timing based.
The game will be running on Unreal Engine 3, just like Shadow Complex. If any of you downloaded the Epic Citadel, then you already know how the game will look on your Apple products. This will be the first time that Unreal Engine 3 will be running on any Apple product, and I gotta admit Epic Citadel looked pretty fucking awesome.
Infinity Blade will not be complete when it is released. It will come with a complete single player campaign but Game Center support and an online multiplayer mode. There isn’t any news on when this will be added and more content is planned.
Infinity Blade will be available on the App Store Dec. 9th for the fantastic price of $5.99.
Now, some screenshots: