dungeonhunter1Like most Gameloft games, it's easy to find games to compare Dungeon Hunter to. It definitely has a strong scent of Diablo to it, but the graphics seem straight out of the Microsoft PC game, Dungeon Siege. Regardless of what comparisons you make, Dungeon Hunter seems like a solid hack and slash that I could see myself spending a embarrassing amount of time playing.

On-screen controls once again are utilized, with a virtual D-Pad controlling movement and a series of buttons that handle your attacks and magic. Three classes are included that each have slightly different strengths, weaknesses, and abilities. Dungeon Hunter plays a lot like Pixel Mines' Underworlds, in 3D, and could potentially have quite a bit of replay value as you play through the game as a knight, then a rogue, and finally as a mage. Also, along the way you will collect different fairies that assist you on your adventures, each providing a different offensive and/or defensive bonuses.

I was able to spend about 15 minutes playing Dungeon Hunter, which obviously is nowhere near the amount of time needed to even begin to sink your teeth into an RPG.

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The story starts with the full motion video trailer we posted earlier, and your character waking up in his tomb. Where do you go from there? I'm not entirely sure, but it involves slaying countless evil minions, stuffing your pockets with gold, and customizing your character with the impressive equipment and skill system of which I was only barely able to experience the tip of the iceberg.

The following video is being played on a 2nd generation iPod Touch showing the first few minutes of the game:


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Following that, you eventually exit the tomb, make your way to a nearby village, receive a quest, and head back down for more hacking, slashing, and most importantly, loot collecting. Gameloft has proven themselves as extremely capable of taking a game concept, adapting it to the iPhone, and making it work. I can't yet say if Dungeon Hunter is going to have the same timeless charm of the Diablo series (which I played for years) but I love what I've seen so far, and can't wait to play more.

  • Ahiru

    can't wait!! underworlds is taking so long to update (level cap anyone?!) - and so is diablo 3, and this looks awesome...

  • Ahiru

    can't wait!! underworlds is taking so long to update (level cap anyone?!) - and so is diablo 3, and this looks awesome...

  • http://RPGamer.com Manny

    I have to say this really impressed me. Looks like Underworlds is getting a run for its money.

    • Nightbringer

      Definately a game that will keep me coming back for more and lets hope... they add an MMO patch... wow multyplayer ...

      this will be money in the bank for them

      something to go along with Hero of Sparta

  • http://RPGamer.com Manny

    I have to say this really impressed me. Looks like Underworlds is getting a run for its money.

    • Nightbringer

      Definately a game that will keep me coming back for more and lets hope... they add an MMO patch... wow multyplayer ...

      this will be money in the bank for them

      something to go along with Hero of Sparta

  • Rad

    This is way too Cool !

    What ever happened to Diablo for the Iphone?

    Looks like Gameloft will continue to get my money.

  • Rad

    This is way too Cool !

    What ever happened to Diablo for the Iphone?

    Looks like Gameloft will continue to get my money.

  • Rad

    Any hint on the release date?

    This looks done?

  • Rad

    Any hint on the release date?

    This looks done?

  • Dragonos

    That fairy and start up script see heavily influenced the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

  • http://http//phantomplay.com Dragonos

    That fairy and start up script see heavily influenced the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

  • ryoi

    now all we need is MMO
    then iphone will rule them all

  • ryoi

    now all we need is MMO
    then iphone will rule them all

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    Seriously, Draganos? Heavily influenced? You mean that a fairy says "wake up" to someone who is asleep? (Well, this guy is dead apparently, unlike Link.)

    I'll admit I thought of Ocarina of Time, but... that's a tiny similarity and the rest of the conversation is far from similar. lol.

    This looks really impressive.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    Seriously, Draganos? Heavily influenced? You mean that a fairy says "wake up" to someone who is asleep? (Well, this guy is dead apparently, unlike Link.)

    I'll admit I thought of Ocarina of Time, but... that's a tiny similarity and the rest of the conversation is far from similar. lol.

    This looks really impressive.

  • DarkMess1ah

    Sorry if I'd missed it, but can anyone check if the dungeons or similar, will be randomized for endless gameplay? Ala. diablo 3. This in my opinion will do this game justice and really make it a best seller (more so :P)

  • DarkMess1ah

    Sorry if I'd missed it, but can anyone check if the dungeons or similar, will be randomized for endless gameplay? Ala. diablo 3. This in my opinion will do this game justice and really make it a best seller (more so :P)

  • Mister Mumbles

    Hmm. That crypt looks an awfully lot like it's inspired by some of what's been shown of Diablo 3. Not that I'm complaining.

    It looks like it could be quite the enjoyable hack'n'slash romp. Good company for Underworlds.

  • Mister Mumbles

    Hmm. That crypt looks an awfully lot like it's inspired by some of what's been shown of Diablo 3. Not that I'm complaining.

    It looks like it could be quite the enjoyable hack'n'slash romp. Good company for Underworlds.

  • Cinepod

    Wow, I am definitely gonna buy this one, as soon as it gets released! Impressive graphics, good and clean sound effects, and nice moody background music creating a wonderful atmosphere. However, three classes seems a little tight, I would love to see one more class fx. a ranger. Character developement seems nice, looks like there will be room for a lot of nice special attacks/moves/spells depending on what class you choose. My main hope is that the game either from start or via updates (micro payment) will have varied levels like fx. dungeon, forest/jungle, desert, snow/ice, hell - all with intelligent enemies and the mandatory end-of-level bosses. As pointed out earlier, the gameplay may not be very original, but that is really not the point here. Bringing high quality games to the platform is, and I am happy Gameloft is showing other developers what the i is capable of.

  • Cinepod

    Wow, I am definitely gonna buy this one, as soon as it gets released! Impressive graphics, good and clean sound effects, and nice moody background music creating a wonderful atmosphere. However, three classes seems a little tight, I would love to see one more class fx. a ranger. Character developement seems nice, looks like there will be room for a lot of nice special attacks/moves/spells depending on what class you choose. My main hope is that the game either from start or via updates (micro payment) will have varied levels like fx. dungeon, forest/jungle, desert, snow/ice, hell - all with intelligent enemies and the mandatory end-of-level bosses. As pointed out earlier, the gameplay may not be very original, but that is really not the point here. Bringing high quality games to the platform is, and I am happy Gameloft is showing other developers what the i is capable of.

  • http://twitter.com/sanuku sanuku

    I really love the Diablo Franchise and so far i have enjoyed all those Clones that i have played in the last years. Hopefully Gameloft will realise that it could make more Money if they would eighter make the dungeons randomized or start finally Updating their Game with more Content, even if it's P2P.

    So far the Gameplay and the Graphics looks Smooth and it remember me a lot of Diablo, Zelda & Co. That's Normally a good Sign so i'm sure that i'll enjoy playing the Game when it will come out this Fall.

  • http://twitter.com/sanuku sanuku

    I really love the Diablo Franchise and so far i have enjoyed all those Clones that i have played in the last years. Hopefully Gameloft will realise that it could make more Money if they would eighter make the dungeons randomized or start finally Updating their Game with more Content, even if it's P2P.

    So far the Gameplay and the Graphics looks Smooth and it remember me a lot of Diablo, Zelda & Co. That's Normally a good Sign so i'm sure that i'll enjoy playing the Game when it will come out this Fall.

  • Rob

    Would be much better if there were different control options. For example i think it would be easier if you could just tap to move, like diablo but instead of clicking your just tapping. That would be much more intuitive i think.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/sa66o6 sa66o6

      There is a control metod like that,as the game says.Dont you read?

  • Rob

    Would be much better if there were different control options. For example i think it would be easier if you could just tap to move, like diablo but instead of clicking your just tapping. That would be much more intuitive i think.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/sa66o6 sa66o6

      There is a control metod like that,as the game says.Dont you read?

  • Brian

    Definitely buying this. Definitely.

  • Brian

    Definitely buying this. Definitely.

  • Derk

    Wow, very simulare with dungeon siege for psp.
    The graphics, soundtracks etc is just like dungeon siege, awesome!

  • Derk

    Wow, very simulare with dungeon siege for psp.
    The graphics, soundtracks etc is just like dungeon siege, awesome!

  • http://www.haiku-os.org nutela

    It would be nice if you could test this game on iphone 3g, not only ipod touch 2nd gen which has the faster cpu.
    Hero of Sparta is, for instance, choppy at best on iphone 3g :-/ so I'm leaving this game until I have a 3gs... nice that I bought it for ten bucks GameLoft :-/

  • http://www.haiku-os.org nutela

    It would be nice if you could test this game on iphone 3g, not only ipod touch 2nd gen which has the faster cpu.
    Hero of Sparta is, for instance, choppy at best on iphone 3g :-/ so I'm leaving this game until I have a 3gs... nice that I bought it for ten bucks GameLoft :-/

  • dude

    this game kicks major ass!!!!

  • dude

    this game kicks major ass!!!!

  • Pechi

    Hi, i playing this game but i cant go throw "portal" inside the Well, because after load game crash. :(

  • Pechi

    Hi, i playing this game but i cant go throw "portal" inside the Well, because after load game crash. :(