Epic Games and ChAIR Entertainment Launch iOS Blockbuster ‘Infinity Blade II’ on the App Store
Highly anticipated sequel delivers epic sword-fighting action for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
CARY, N.C. and SALT LAKE CITY (December 1, 2011) – Epic Games, Inc. and its award-winning Salt Lake City-based development studio, ChAIR Entertainment, today announced “Infinity Blade II” has officially launched on the App Store. The highly anticipated follow up to the groundbreaking iOS sword-fighting adventure, “Infinity Blade,” “Infinity Blade II” combines addictive gameplay, breathtaking visuals and an engrossing story to deliver the definitive blockbuster experience on Apple’s world-class gaming platforms.
Powered by Unreal Engine 3, “Infinity Blade II” features new locations set across expansive and graphically rich 3D environments. Further piercing the story of this mysterious, timeless adventure, players explore an evolving game world filled with new types of rewards and treasures as they battle scores of new powerful enemies and bosses. New fighting styles and weapon classes coupled with deep role-playing elements provide even greater game play variation. “Infinity Blade II” also supports new iOS 5 features such as iCloud, which enables profiles and save games to transfer seamlessly between devices.
“With ‘Infinity Blade II’ we wanted to not only deliver a thrilling sequel to offer something new for fans but to also push handheld gaming even further with a unique new experience specifically tailored to iOS gamers,” said Donald Mustard, creative director, ChAIR Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to see the early critical acclaim that has greeted the release of ‘Infinity Blade II’ and hope gamers have a blast playing, too.”
“Infinity Blade II” is available for download from the App Store for $6.99 and is a universal app. The game is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, iPod touch 3 (16GB+) and iPod touch 4.
Fans looking to delve more deeply into the fantastical fiction of the “Infinity Blade” universe can also download “Infinity Blade: Awakening,” a digital novella written by #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy author Brandon Sanderson (“The Way of Kings,” “Mistborn,” “The Wheel of Time”). “Infinity Blade: Awakening” is available for $2.99 via the iBookstore®.
“Infinity Blade: Official Soundtrack” features the original music from “Infinity Blade” and “Infinity Blade II,” and is available now via iTunes, Amazon.com, Zune and Amazon on Demand.
To learn more about the “Infinity Blade” games and novella, follow @InfinityBlade on Twitter, ‘Like’ “Infinity Blade” on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/InfinityBladeGame or visit the official website at http://www.InfinityBladeGame.com.
About Infinity Blade
In December 2010, Epic Games’ award-winning studio ChAIR Entertainment forever changed the landscape of mobile gaming with the introduction of “Infinity Blade” for iOS. Powered by Unreal Engine 3, “Infinity Blade” brought handheld gaming to new heights with gorgeous visuals, adrenaline-fueled battles and advanced character progression in a fully 3D castle realm. With millions of players worldwide, “Infinity Blade” is one of the most popular games ever launched on the App Store, receiving 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 and the prestigious 2011 Apple Design Award.
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 introduced the award-winning sword fighting adventure, “Infinity Blade” for iOS, released in December 2010. In 2009, 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. Before that, ChAIR released the award-winning underwater action-shooter, “Undertow” for Xbox LIVE Arcade. In 2011, ChAIR was named #4 among Pocket Gamer’s list of the Top 50 Developers and ranked #29 among Develop’s Top 100 Game Development Studios in the World.
About Unreal Engine 3
Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed tools and scalability across multiple 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 numerous platforms 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, digital films and animated entertainment. Integrated with two dozen leading middleware technologies, Unreal Engine 3 holds more than 20 technology awards, including seven Game Developer Front Line Awards and four Develop Industry Excellence Awards. Additional information on Unreal Engine 3 can be obtained 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®. The first two games in Epic’s “Gears of War” franchise have sold more than 13 million copies and won more than 50 game of the year awards. The third installment, “Gears of War 3,” sold more than 3 million copies within its first week of release, catapulting the franchise beyond $1 billion in lifetime sales. Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 holds more than 20 industry technology awards and powers many bestselling games. Additional information about Epic can be obtained at http://www.epicgames.com.
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