Infinity Blade 2: Beyond Infinity (Blade)
It seems like Epic Games is having a pretty decent month.
First Gears of War 3 has managed to sell over 3 million copies to date, a feat which is pretty impressive considering it has been out less than two weeks. Then they managed to get a glowing review on it from me of all people (you can read that here). And now they have managed to capitalise on the massive Apple hype balloon which is the Iphone 4S by announcing the sequel to Infinity Blade (which is basically the closest we ever got to a console quality title on the Iphone).
I mean, if you were buying stocks in Epic Games (or you know, knew how to buy stocks :S) then now is the time.
Infinity Blade 2 (which isn’t actually called “Beyond Infinity”, although I think that’s a pretty damn nifty title) promises to maintain the addictive elements of the original Infinity Blade while introducing more customiseability, more environments and (hopefully) a little less repetition. I know I speak for a lot of people when I say, by the fifth time through I knew every nook and cranny of that god damn castle and I was pretty over it. Even when I pushed through for a few more hours, once the (astonishingly rendered) environment is a given – the other aspects of the game start to feel a little dated as well.
But nevermind all that! Let’s look forward to the bright and shiny, dual-wielding (I assume), giant boss fightin’ future of the Infinity Blade franchise.
Here is what Chair (developers) had to say:
“Building upon the addictive gameplay and breathtaking visuals of the critically acclaimed and best-selling hit Infinity Blade, the forthcoming sequel will further expand the franchise as it continues to raise the bar for AAA mobile gaming. Developed by Epic Games’ award-winning studio Chair Entertainment, Infinity Blade II will challenge gamers to journey further into the world of the Deathless tyrants and their legion of Titans, building skills and upgrading characters in new ways as they delve deeper into the story of this mysterious, timeless adventure.”
Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention, it’s only available on the Apple IOS and the release date is 1/12/2011. Which, if you are an SWTOR fan, means you will have about three weeks to play this before your day-to-day life finishes and you become a basement dwelling subhuman with USB ports for orifices. Or maybe that’s just me.
Want to see some gameplay? Yeah you do. You always do.
And if you want (or can find) more details, you can always check out the official website at: http://infinitybladegame.com/