12.9.2010

Epic Games and Chair Entertainment Launch Infinity Blade

By Unreal Engine

Cary, N.C. and Salt Lake City, Utah — Epic Games, Inc. and its award-winning Salt Lake City-based development studio, ChAIR Entertainment, today announced its highly anticipated Infinity Blade App is now available on the App Store. Bringing the power of Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, ChAIR’s ground-breaking new action RPG sword-fighting game raises gaming on handheld devices to new heights.

The graphically intense Infinity Blade App 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.

“With ‘Infinity Blade,’ ChAIR has created a truly next-gen mobile gaming experience with stunning visuals and innovative gameplay designed specifically for the large, high-resolution display and Multi Touch interface on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch,” said Dr. Michael Capps, president of Epic Games. “ChAIR has a knack for making history with Unreal Engine 3, and they’ve done it again, this time bringing an experience on par with console games to handheld gaming devices. We’re excited to get ‘Infinity Blade’ into the hands of gamers everywhere and hope they have as much fun playing the game as we do.”

The Infinity Blade App is available for $5.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.

To learn more about “Infinity Blade,” follow @InfinityBlade on Twitter, ‘Like’ “Infinity Blade” on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Infinity-Blade/163584600328189, or visit the official “Infinity Blade” website at http://www.infinitybladegame.com.

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 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 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 three years. 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.

Epic, Epic Games, Gears of War, Infinity Blade, Shadow Complex, Unreal, Unreal Engine and Unreal Tournament are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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