3.2.2011

Epic Games and Chair Entertainment Launch Free Update “Infinity Blade: The Deathless Kings”

By Unreal Engine

Award-Winning “Infinity Blade” Gets Temporary Price Cut To Coincide with Latest Free Content Update

 

Cary, N.C. and Salt Lake City, Utah (March 2, 2011) – Epic Games, Inc. and its award-winning Salt Lake City-based development studio, ChAIR Entertainment, today launched “Infinity Blade: The Deathless Kings” on the App Store. The highly anticipated free content update features new enemies, battle arenas, weapons, and enhancements that further extend the original game. To celebrate the updated content release, Epic Games is announcing a temporary promotional sale that reduces the price of “Infinity Blade,” allowing gamers to purchase the “Mobile Game of the Year” for just $2.99 until Sunday, March 6.

Launched in December 2010 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the sword-fighting action adventure, Infinity Blade quickly became one of the most popular games ever launched on the App Store. Developed by Epic Games’ ChAIR Entertainment and powered by Unreal Engine 3, Infinity Blade raised the bar for handheld gaming and received numerous Editor’s Choice and Game of the Year accolades, as well as the “Excellence in Design” Award at the 2011 International Mobile Game Awards.

“Infinity Blade: The Deathless Kings” introduces players to 10 new enemies as they descend into the dreaded dungeons for the first time to unlock the God King’s darkest secret. Battling across six new game play arenas, players gain access to all-new in-game items and continue to build their character as they attempt to defeat The Deathless Kings.

“Support for Infinity Blade continues to grow and fans are going to be blown away by this update that nearly doubles the size of the game with more awesome content,” said Donald Mustard, creative director of ChAIR Entertainment. “Those gamers who have not had the opportunity to check out Infinity Blade should pick it up while it’s on sale this week as there is no better value in gaming right now.”

Below is the full list of new features:

  • Gain access to the all-new “Dungeon” game play environment.
  • Players can battle and explore through six new game arenas, which nearly doubles the size of the game.
  • Featuring The Deathless Kings, players will encounter ten new enemies, including the Wood Jester, the Iron Guard, the Plated Sorok, the Warden, and more.
  • Fans will have the ability to continue building their character with NewGame+, which allows gamers to re-master any item, unlock new items in the store, and removes the level cap.
  • Collect and master more than 30 all-new magic rings, swords, shields, helmets, and armor.
  • Gain new achievements and compete on the leaderboards.
  • Enjoy new gameplay enhancements and optimizations, including multiple character slots, dodge button size slider, and audio volume controls.

For additional information, fans can follow @InfinityBlade on Twitter and ‘Like’ Infinity Blade on Facebook.

About Infinity Blade

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. Powered by Unreal Engine 3, 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.

About ChAIR Entertainment

Founded in 2005, Salt Lake City-based ChAIR Entertainment is a subsidiary of Epic Games, Inc. Most recently, ChAIR introduced the action, sword-fighting adventure, “Infinity Blade” for iOS. “Infinity Blade” raised the bar of handheld gaming and received numerous Game of the Year and Editor’s Choice Awards. Prior to that, 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 multiple E3 and Editor’s Choice Awards and was named Game of the Year by more than 40 media outlets. ChAIR is also responsible for the award-winning underwater action-shooter, “Undertow,” released in 2007 for Xbox LIVE Arcade. Additional information on ChAIR can be found at www.chairentertainment.com. Follow @ChAIRGAMES on Twitter and “Like” ChAIR Entertainment Group on Facebook.

About Unreal Engine 3

The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed toolset and scalability across platforms. Unreal Engine 3’s highly mature toolset and content pipeline consistently evolve along with its advanced mobile features, multi-core processor support, optimizations for iOS, Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 and massive world support. Unreal Engine 3 is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for computer and video games, mobile games and applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations and digital films and television shows. Additional information on Unreal Engine 3 can be obtained through the Unreal Technology website at http://www.unrealtechnology.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 50 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 held the Develop Industry Excellence Award in its category for the past four years. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games website at http://www.epicgames.com.

Epic, Epic Games, Gears of War, Unreal, Unreal Development Kit, UDK, Unreal Engine, UE3, and Unreal Tournament are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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