The developers of Infinity Blade, Chair Entertainment, are back a year later with Infinity Blade II which is now available for download in the App Store for $6.99. The game which is often quoted to be “a showcase piece”, is a technically and visually stunning title that consistently delivers eye-popping stuff. In screenshots, the game might look indistinguishable from its year-old predecessor but in fact, it offers much more. The sharper shadows, stronger lighting, and a glut of atmospheric effects appear amazingly beautiful, especially on iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.
Like the first game, this one is on a loop, lasting about 20 minutes on a play-through before you will face an end boss, bring your accumulated armor and ability upgrades back to a restart and play through again. The game now allows dual-wielding of some blades and heavy weapons adding new defensive techniques and offensive combos. You can now specialize weapons by adding gems that induce special effects like poison or health re-generation. Even the story is worth caring about, as your first death introduces a twist to what these Infinity Blade games are really about.
Here is the iTunes description:
From Epic Games’ award-winning studio, ChAIR Entertainment, comes Infinity Blade II, the sequel to the best-selling sword fighting action game developed exclusively for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Powered by Epic’s cutting-edge Unreal Engine 3 technology, Infinity Blade II takes handheld gaming to even greater heights with stunning visuals, new combat styles, and advanced character customization in a beautiful, fully 3D world.
The Award-Winning Infinity Blade Story Continues!
The God King has been defeated, an unlikely hero has emerged and now you must discover the truth behind the secrets of the Infinity Blade. The continuing journey of young Siris unfolds as you delve deeper into the world of the Deathless tyrants and their legion of Titans. Can you unlock all the mysteries and successfully wield the power of the Infinity Blade in this timeless sword fighting adventure of champions and villains?
A Robust & Dynamic 3D World:
Explore beautiful and immersive environments that dynamically change over time during your travels and venture to exotic locations such as the Asian themed Saydhi’s Estate or the medieval inspired Vault of Tears featuring multiple paths to explore.
Featuring 3 All-New Styles of Combat:
Now you can choose from multiple classes of weapons, armor and spells, each with specialized capabilities such as Dual Wielding, Two-Handed and the standard Weapon & Shield class. Learn each discipline by using Infinity Blade II’s intuitive pick-up and play game play style that is easy to use, yet difficult to master!
Infinity Blade’s Trademark Character Customization Evolved:
Create and forge even more powerful weapons with mystical objects you discover and collect along your journey, expanding your overall arsenal with all-new elemental powers & capabilities!
The Secrets of Your Past Revealed:
Delve deeper into the fantastical story of Infinity Blade as your journey leads you to the realm of the mysterious Deathless Saydhi and discover the truth about the Worker of Secrets and the powers he holds.
The Latest in iOS features Powered by Unreal Technology:
The definitive visual experience in mobile gaming, complete with all-new iCloud support and HDMI output.
Play Infinity Blade on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, iPod Touch 3 (16 GB and above), or iPod Touch 4 for a single low price.
Optimized for iPhone 4S and iPad 2:
Includes high-resolution graphics and lighting that utilize the enhanced visual capabilities of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
[via Touch Arcade]