Unreal Engine 3-Powered “Infinity Blade” for iOS Devices
Cary, N.C. and Salt Lake City, Utah — Epic Games, Inc. and its award-winning Salt Lake City-based development studio, ChAIR Entertainment, today revealed the new action-RPG sword fighting adventure, “Infinity Blade,” will be available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch this holiday season. Originally introduced as “Project Sword” during the September 2010 Apple Special Event in San Francisco and featured in the latest ad campaigns for iPhone 4 and iPad, ChAIR’s ground-breaking new game will be the first to bring the power of Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 to Apple’s world-class gaming platforms.
Taking handheld gaming to new heights, the graphically intense “Infinity Blade” features adrenaline-fueled sword battles and epic boss fights set in the realm of a fully 3D castle. The game’s robust single-player mode features an intuitive combat interface and simple touch controls which enable hardcore and casual gamers alike to engage in fun, furious battles. As play progresses, players gain experience, build stats and earn more powerful items to prepare their knight for the final encounter with the game’s nemesis, the God-King.
Additional content will be released free of charge via planned updates, including a fully integrated multiplayer mode, which enables players to find friends and other challengers to battle online via Game Center. “More than one million people have been introduced to the world of ‘Infinity Blade’ through our free app, ‘Epic Citadel,’ and soon everyone will be able to play our first fully featured game for iOS devices,” said Dr. Michael Capps, president of Epic Games. “With ‘Infinity Blade,’ ChAIR has created an amazing looking, incredibly fun game that really demonstrates the potential of triple-A mobile gaming.”
The pricing and official release date for “Infinity Blade” will soon be confirmed.
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About Unreal Engine 3
The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics and best-of-breed toolset. Unreal Engine 3 maintains those features in addition to multi-core processor support, Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 optimizations, massive world support and a highly mature tool pipeline. Unreal Engine 3’s consistently evolving toolset is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for PC and console games, mobile games and applications, training simulations, visualizations and real-time 3D animation. Additional information on Unreal Engine 3 can be obtained through the Unreal Engine website at http://www.unrealengine.com.
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its “Unreal” series, including “Unreal Tournament 3” for PC, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®. Epic’s “Gears of War” franchise has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and won more than 30 Game of the Year awards. Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 is the four-time winner of and Hall of Fame inductee for Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award. Unreal Engine 3 has also been recognized as the number one game engine by Develop magazine. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games website at http://www.epicgames.com.
About Chair Entertainment
Founded in 2005, Salt Lake City-based ChAIR Entertainment is a subsidiary of Epic Games, creators of the blockbuster “Unreal” and “Gears of War” video game franchises and the industry-leading Unreal Engine 3. Most recently, ChAIR released the modern and masterful side-scrolling shooter, “Shadow Complex,” published by Microsoft Game Studios exclusively for Xbox LIVE Arcade. The critically acclaimed “Shadow Complex” received numerous E3 and Editor’s Choice Awards and was named Game of the Year by more than 40 media outlets. Prior to that, ChAIR released the award-winning underwater action-shooter, “Undertow,” for Xbox LIVE Arcade.
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