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iPhone developers Storm Basic have been working on their action 3D hack 'n slash fantasy game since late last year. We first heard of the game back in November when they posted their first teaser video which showed an impressive 3D gaming engine based on the Alpha build.

Tehra_35Storm Basic has since sent us some more details about the game. Tehra Dark Warrior was conceived as a classic action hack 'n slash and adventure in which the heroine Tehra will progress through the game while increasing her combat skills, magical power and being able to become a "more brutal evil version, with extraordinary power". Features include:

  • Tehra has two sides as a character: a human and a devil one.
  • Player magic and combat skills evolution.
  • Online community, powered by AGON. Check your position at the worldwide leaderboards! Geolocation is supported!
  • Defeat enemies and complete levels to win Awards and unlock Challenges.
  • Hours of gameplay.
  • NextGen 3D graphics, with use of OpenGL|ES 2.0 shaders for special effects as Bloom, Shockwaves, etc. (if hardware supports it, such as iPhone 3GS version).

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The original teaser video from November (based on an Alpha build) is included here:

Storm Basic, however, will be providing an updated trailer video to us shortly, so we can see how the game has progressed since then. The game is expected to be released in the 2nd week of February.

  • Howard

    Ooh, count me in! ;)

    Looks like something to tide me over until Ravensword 2!

  • Howard

    Ooh, count me in! ;)

    Looks like something to tide me over until Ravensword 2!

  • NotYou

    Screw armor, the thong will distract the enemies and... and... no, I'm pretty sure there's not a reason.

  • NotYou

    Screw armor, the thong will distract the enemies and... and... no, I'm pretty sure there's not a reason.

  • matija

    it's look like God of War on the psp.

  • CaptainMorgan

    Bigass sword, half naked chick, sure too sell well!

    • Adams Immersive

      I think it’s a surfboard, actually.

      • http://twitter.com/sulcalibur Sulcalibur

        :Nah... It's a woman, it's probably an ironing board

  • matija

    it's look like God of War on the psp.

  • CaptainMorgan

    Bigass sword, half naked chick, sure too sell well!

    • Adams Immersive

      I think it’s a surfboard, actually.

      • http://twitter.com/sulcalibur Sulcalibur

        :Nah... It's a woman, it's probably an ironing board

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

    Yeah, um. Low-poly naked bottom. Goofy. Not attractive. Slightly embarrassing. lol.

    I didn't see most of the trailer, I kept saying to myself, "wait... really? The whole time she's like this?" lol.

    Easily solved. The "devil" form is more interesting and can keep the "naked" butt. Make the regular form more appealing and less goofy.

    I'm sure there's a good game in there, otherwise.

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

    Yeah, um. Low-poly naked bottom. Goofy. Not attractive. Slightly embarrassing. lol.

    I didn't see most of the trailer, I kept saying to myself, "wait... really? The whole time she's like this?" lol.

    Easily solved. The "devil" form is more interesting and can keep the "naked" butt. Make the regular form more appealing and less goofy.

    I'm sure there's a good game in there, otherwise.

  • Carlos Luz

    Excellent trailer, looks very interesting! :)

  • Carlos Luz

    Excellent trailer, looks very interesting! :)

  • dumas1000

    Storm Basic has only made one good game, IMO. They make a lot of stuff. Mostly just meh. 7 Days Apocalypse was decent, but certainly not great. This looks to have more potential then any other Storm Basic game. We'll have to see wait and see though.

    • spiffyone

      Ankagua was a good game too. So, IMHO, 2 good games out of them.

  • SmallGods

    Damn, she's gotta be a wee bit cold I would have thought. Plus if I were hunting dragons, I'd want to be a wee bit more protected...

    The game looks incredible, I have to admit, but I do wish they'd wrap the poor girl up a bit more!

    I feel old.

    • Mandi

      Actually, hunting dragons probably requires roaming around in hot cave heated my dragonfire. Hence, the lack of clothes.

      Yeah. That's it.

      • Mandi

        Of course I meant, "roaming around in hot cave heated BY dragonfire." Damn the lack of an edit button!

  • dumas1000

    Storm Basic has only made one good game, IMO. They make a lot of stuff. Mostly just meh. 7 Days Apocalypse was decent, but certainly not great. This looks to have more potential then any other Storm Basic game. We'll have to see wait and see though.

    • spiffyone

      Ankagua was a good game too. So, IMHO, 2 good games out of them.

  • SmallGods

    Damn, she's gotta be a wee bit cold I would have thought. Plus if I were hunting dragons, I'd want to be a wee bit more protected...

    The game looks incredible, I have to admit, but I do wish they'd wrap the poor girl up a bit more!

    I feel old.

    • Mandi

      Actually, hunting dragons probably requires roaming around in hot cave heated my dragonfire. Hence, the lack of clothes.

      Yeah. That's it.

      • Mandi

        Of course I meant, "roaming around in hot cave heated BY dragonfire." Damn the lack of an edit button!

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    Purchasing just because of her back :)

    • sufy

      Same here. That screenshot of her ass looks hot!

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Cool! I've been waiting for a sequel to Bionic Surfer!

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Damn, that ended up under the wrong comment!

      • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

        Haha, I was just happy to have another one on my side :)

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    Purchasing just because of her back :)

    • sufy

      Same here. That screenshot of her ass looks hot!

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Cool! I've been waiting for a sequel to Bionic Surfer!

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Damn, that ended up under the wrong comment!

      • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

        Haha, I was just happy to have another one on my side :)

  • Str1f3

    Graphics look really good. I just hope it's not a button masher a la Hero of Sparta.

  • Str1f3

    Graphics look really good. I just hope it's not a button masher a la Hero of Sparta.

  • Tim

    God of War clones welcome. Looks more like a Bayonetta version with the thong.

    For an alpha build teaser it looks good. Hopefully animations (mostly her running) will be a bit more... realistic/believable. The hack n slash animations are a bit weak as well.

    When done at least decently, an action RPG like this is a sure fire winner. I would like to see the graphics tightened up a bit - by this point most iPhone/Touch users have upgraded to the 3G or 3GS. Once the $99 8Gb 3GS hits shelves there will be no reason not to own at least the 3GS or higher (4G).

    Push the hardware and download sizes to the limit baby! I want to see massively huge downloads!!

    tim

    • http://www.haiku-os.org nutela

      Indeed the animations look really robotic. I think many games could easily improve if the character which is running away would at least look over her/his shoulder like being afraid. Same for the monsters, they could at least their attack and menacing moves in the direction of the character and follow her/him with their heads and eyes. It would make the game much more believable and is IMHO relatively easy to do.
      More polys would be nice but I think you can look at what the N64 team for the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time have done; they animated everything so well that the technical issues became less relevant.

  • Tim

    God of War clones welcome. Looks more like a Bayonetta version with the thong.

    For an alpha build teaser it looks good. Hopefully animations (mostly her running) will be a bit more... realistic/believable. The hack n slash animations are a bit weak as well.

    When done at least decently, an action RPG like this is a sure fire winner. I would like to see the graphics tightened up a bit - by this point most iPhone/Touch users have upgraded to the 3G or 3GS. Once the $99 8Gb 3GS hits shelves there will be no reason not to own at least the 3GS or higher (4G).

    Push the hardware and download sizes to the limit baby! I want to see massively huge downloads!!

    tim

    • http://www.haiku-os.org nutela

      Indeed the animations look really robotic. I think many games could easily improve if the character which is running away would at least look over her/his shoulder like being afraid. Same for the monsters, they could at least their attack and menacing moves in the direction of the character and follow her/him with their heads and eyes. It would make the game much more believable and is IMHO relatively easy to do.
      More polys would be nice but I think you can look at what the N64 team for the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time have done; they animated everything so well that the technical issues became less relevant.

  • Jas

    Did the dev run out of money when it came to costumes?

  • Jas

    Did the dev run out of money when it came to costumes?

  • radchad1

    @NaeVal Hi!! 9th of February for Iphone, mid of march at PSN as full title for PSP
    8:49 AM Jan 20th from web in reply to NaeVal

    I noticed this and it mentions that PSN as full title for psp. Does that mean the iphone version is not complete and will need additional parts?

  • radchad1

    @NaeVal Hi!! 9th of February for Iphone, mid of march at PSN as full title for PSP
    8:49 AM Jan 20th from web in reply to NaeVal

    I noticed this and it mentions that PSN as full title for psp. Does that mean the iphone version is not complete and will need additional parts?

  • TheFamousEccles

    Just what we need, another horribly sexist game.

    • Greg K

      ha... people have their priorities screwed up. If you're more concerned with the fact that a heroine is wearing a thong than you are about the gratuitous violence then perhaps people like you are the reason society is deteriorating.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Funny, when Conan dresses up in a leather loincloth, it's supposed to be manly. When you have a similarly dressed female warrior, it's sexist. Perhaps what's sexist is that particular double standard.

      You want to see sexist, check out Sulcalibur's comment above.

    • TheFamousEccles

      Sorry for ruining society with my disgust of a cynical marketing ploy that adds to the objectifying of people.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      I think your disgust has about as much effect on society as this game -- none.

      • TheFamousEccles

        As does every other comment. Perhaps you should make sure those users know about this by posting on their posts.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        I think you missed my point -- but let's call it a day, shall we?

      • TheFamousEccles

        Basically what I'm getting is that your opinion doesn't make a difference. What do you think you said?

        I'm not trying to be confrontational, I'm just curious.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        I meant that in the grand scheme of things, this game is pretty harmless.

  • TheFamousEccles

    Just what we need, another horribly sexist game.

    • Greg K

      ha... people have their priorities screwed up. If you're more concerned with the fact that a heroine is wearing a thong than you are about the gratuitous violence then perhaps people like you are the reason society is deteriorating.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Funny, when Conan dresses up in a leather loincloth, it's supposed to be manly. When you have a similarly dressed female warrior, it's sexist. Perhaps what's sexist is that particular double standard.

      You want to see sexist, check out Sulcalibur's comment above.

    • TheFamousEccles

      Sorry for ruining society with my disgust of a cynical marketing ploy that adds to the objectifying of people.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      I think your disgust has about as much effect on society as this game -- none.

      • TheFamousEccles

        As does every other comment. Perhaps you should make sure those users know about this by posting on their posts.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        I think you missed my point -- but let's call it a day, shall we?

      • TheFamousEccles

        Basically what I'm getting is that your opinion doesn't make a difference. What do you think you said?

        I'm not trying to be confrontational, I'm just curious.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        I meant that in the grand scheme of things, this game is pretty harmless.

  • slothy

    In God of War, Kronos was half naked...so why not here as well?

    • SmallGods

      Aside from the early stages when he'd just got his ass whooped and his armour removed, Kronos was pretty well protected actually. Kinda like you'd expect a badass warrior to be..

      Kindly point me to the section of the game where Kronos ran around in a thong, and I'll accept your argument 100% wholesale.

      • SalsaMD

        The flip side is that one has more agility and speed without a heavy armor. And, to what avail would armor be against a fire breathing dragon? You would just get roasted like bun in and oven...

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Don't know about Kronos, but here's another famous warrior:

      http://thetorchonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/conan-the-barbarian.jpg

      • SmallGods

        No no no no, I'm afraid you're confused old chap. That there is the Governer of California.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Good one :).

  • slothy

    In God of War, Kronos was half naked...so why not here as well?

    • SmallGods

      Aside from the early stages when he'd just got his ass whooped and his armour removed, Kronos was pretty well protected actually. Kinda like you'd expect a badass warrior to be..

      Kindly point me to the section of the game where Kronos ran around in a thong, and I'll accept your argument 100% wholesale.

      • SalsaMD

        The flip side is that one has more agility and speed without a heavy armor. And, to what avail would armor be against a fire breathing dragon? You would just get roasted like bun in and oven...

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Don't know about Kronos, but here's another famous warrior:

      http://thetorchonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/conan-the-barbarian.jpg

      • SmallGods

        No no no no, I'm afraid you're confused old chap. That there is the Governer of California.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Good one :).

  • SmallGods

    Heat protection for when you cunningly dodged to the side and narrowly missed the flame, yet still suffered 1st degree burns all over cause you were nekkid?

    And I hearby propose that there is a difference between "not heavy armour", and "look at my ass, ooooooo yeah, you like that? *stab*" Although now I come to think about it the latter does have its advantages occasionally I guess...

    Maybe she just couldn't afford the material, times are hard etc...

  • SmallGods

    Heat protection for when you cunningly dodged to the side and narrowly missed the flame, yet still suffered 1st degree burns all over cause you were nekkid?

    And I hearby propose that there is a difference between "not heavy armour", and "look at my ass, ooooooo yeah, you like that? *stab*" Although now I come to think about it the latter does have its advantages occasionally I guess...

    Maybe she just couldn't afford the material, times are hard etc...

  • Deewin

    Did anyone else keep thinking how epic the music was when the trailer was playing?

  • Deewin

    Did anyone else keep thinking how epic the music was when the trailer was playing?

  • jessie mcfillet nuggets

    Probably going to pick up this title.

    Lets just say the nekkidness is just a smart marketing ploy, seeing how all those weird nekkid apps are in the top 100.

    As long as the game play is good, I am satisfied

  • jessie mcfillet nuggets

    Probably going to pick up this title.

    Lets just say the nekkidness is just a smart marketing ploy, seeing how all those weird nekkid apps are in the top 100.

    As long as the game play is good, I am satisfied

  • BrainGame

    are those screen shots from the Alpha Build? if that would be the case graphics may be a little bit better in the final build... i hope so ^^

  • BrainGame

    are those screen shots from the Alpha Build? if that would be the case graphics may be a little bit better in the final build... i hope so ^^

  • JD

    Looks just like Hero of Sparta, don't see the point of this game at all since Hero of Sparta is dirt cheap now.

  • JD

    Looks just like Hero of Sparta, don't see the point of this game at all since Hero of Sparta is dirt cheap now.

  • http://articomedia.wordpress.com ArticoMedia!

    I do not understand why the Dragon first breaks the door and after jump over the wall... It can break the full wall directly!

  • http://articomedia.wordpress.com ArticoMedia!

    I do not understand why the Dragon first breaks the door and after jump over the wall... It can break the full wall directly!

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