We've been following Infinity Blade (Previously known as Project Sword) for quite a while now. We first saw it at the September keynote where Epic Games revealed that they'd be bringing the Unreal Engine-powered fighter to the iOS platform. Almost immediately following, Epic Citadel [Free] was released. This free universal tech demo was by far the most impressive display of the graphical capabilities we've seen of iOS devices yet. Our community seems to agree, so much so that it almost seems to be a TouchArcade meme to proclaim that something should be more like Epic Citadel.

Today Epic revealed even more details on what Infinity Blade is going to be all about. A press release blasted out earlier reveals the following gameplay details:

Taking handheld gaming to new heights, the graphically intense “Infinity Blade” features adrenaline-fueled sword battles and epic boss fights set in the realm of a fully 3D castle. The game’s robust single-player mode features an intuitive combat interface and simple touch controls which enable hardcore and casual gamers alike to engage in fun, furious battles. As play progresses, players gain experience, build stats and earn more powerful items to prepare their knight for the final encounter with the game’s nemesis, the God-King.

Updates are going to be released for free, and it sounds like one of those updates will include the Game Center-powered multiplayer that we heard about at the keynote. Pricing and the official release date are both still pending.

We're following Infinity Blade closely and will provide any additional details we receive.

  • Robotron2084

    Wow. Nice.

  • Austin Morrow

    Awesome!!

  • http://dendory.net Dendory

    For a FPS the controls are much more crucial than graphics so I hope they don't screw that up.

    • Anonymous

      The attacking is turn based.

      • Trevor Delicata

        Is that a good or bad thing? I can't tell due to my lack of motivation to think about it...

  • jmelrose

    Looks great. Pity that all that creativity and the best final boss name they could come up with was "God-King." Was "Evil-Badguy" already taken?

    • Cookies

      Personally I think it's pretty immense, it's like 300 or LotR. Sometimes self explanatory names are better than ridiculous epic names.

  • EzeKiel

    I heard you can ride a bull / horse through the level and POSSIBLY a horse with wings like pegasus that will be able to go up to the sky and then come down for melee attacks, can someone confirm that version please? anyone?

    I would pay $40 for this puppy right here. It's amazing. Good job Epic!

    • emett

      I wouldn't....

  • Bill

    Looks terrific. Though I have to say, those who are in really in to this high intensity gaming better think about an external case battery, because these really suck down the juice fast. I know Epic Citadel and Galaxy on Fire 2 sure do.

    • Retrophoenix

      No battery case for Ipod Touch 4th Gen =(

  • MrBlack

    I think they are using voxel technology, look the shadow in the left fingernail... 100% voxel IMHO

  • tsharpfilm

    gotta go change my pants... brb

  • http://www.thesilverchef.com Ianlow32

    really sounds exciting .. but i hope they deliver on the gameplay and have a decent storyline

  • JohnSee

    Wow, this can bring the iPhone to a whole new market and cause it to rival the PSP and a huge number of devices. I think its impressive how the iPhone apps can jump by such leaps and bounds. I think it is even more impressive that the same devices that were used last year to play a "polygonny" Hero of Sparta, can enjoy a game of such visual appeal

    Very cool

  • Qaz_raptor

    i was expecting something more open world..but i definetly will want to see this on my iphone 4 at least for the graphics..

  • Anonymous

    How about some actual gameplay footage? I'll remain skeptical about this until I see some.

    • tsharpfilm
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      • Anonymous

        Ok thanks. I still think id's engine is better.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1788181719 Luke Goodall

        ID's Tech 5 engine has a totally different licensing scheme. Unreal is used in many AAA title games these days while games using the engine must be released through ID's sister company Bethesda Softworks. It seems like ID is happy with their own strategies and apparently mass adoption isn't at the top of their list. I agree that the Tech 5 engine looks fantastic though, and I'll probably pick up Rage for the PC.

  • Gospel9

    Those screenshots are not iPhone (4) resolution... they are much larger.

  • John johnner

    it all sounded great until the part about it taking part in a castle.. boo..

  • Bba4

    it s much hires than the iphone4 or the ipad screen... Those are pc/mac mockup mostlikly...but it will look really similar on iphone4 minus the screen resolution and more compression on the texture... still it is really nice.

  • Vulture3

    JAWSOME

  • GodSon

    *Mouth drops*

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Ruddock/654075778 Ben Ruddock

    I have a feeling this going to be all style no substance.

  • Anonymous

    awesome

  • http://twitter.com/silentrocco Rocco Menzel

    Hm, description sounds like the same tech demo, just with fights... Uh, one castle? But the images are simply breathtaking. So, will adjust my expectations from big RPG to tech demo with battles ... hoping for a big surprise.

  • ihandystore.com

    Looks EPIC :)

  • Mwhite67

    Wow that screenshot looks like it could almost rival xbox360 in the graphics department. Too bad the game sounds a little small and limited in the gameplay department.

  • Anonymous

    Great name choice!

    • http://twitter.com/silentrocco Rocco Menzel

      Yes, name and logo are great. Way better than their first idea.

  • Ratfish

    Looks good but the name is stupid

  • Jimbit

    No one can contest the graphics; however, if it's just going to be a "walk around and fight" game with no depth I wouldn't pay all that much for it.

  • Cgbeige

    NEEDS MORE ADJECTIVES. CONTACT PR DEPARTMENT, STAT PRONTO.

  • Aer2

    hope they don't waste all that eye candy on a dinky phone screen....

  • Anonymous

    someone link me to android fanboy bitter tears.

  • spiegelbild

    If this game is only going to be about bossbattles with walking to the the next encounter, it's simply a beatemup. This has nothing to do with an action adventure as they were calling it on their own website... If this is going to be nothing but a demo of what they could do if they had the time to, and i really believe it's the case, i'm not going to buy this, especially if it's more than double the price of any game we've seen on the appstore, which also has already been told before.

  • Anonymous

    It's hilarious how easily people are blinded by "OMG SHINY GRAFIXXX!!!!111". I guess it's the same reason why bland, samey FPSs keep shifting as many units as they do.

    Also, protip: If you want "GRAFIX", get a decent PC.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1335603011 Greg Feingold

      Hmm... No, I think you're the only person here using the term "GRAFIX".

      • Anonymous

        That supposed to be a witty comeback or something? Better luck next time.

    • JimmyMcFats

      I have a $13,000 Mac Pro and I still want "GRAFIX," as you frothily put it, on my iPhone 4. Now get back to shovelling kids' vomit at your janitorial job. I hear a Norovirus alert has been posted :)

  • Wemersom

    run on ipod touch 2g?

  • Hbn46

    This game looks awesome. The only problem I see with it is that the screenshots are the same fight. Makes me wonder whether this is more of those games that is really short and all you do is attack. It would be cool if it was RPG-ish. Which it might be. haha gotta wait to play it first. But seriously, type a star if you think every iOS game dev team should use Unreal Engine 3 for their games to make graphics look omg-i-just-crapped-in-my-pants good. Think about taking a game like modern combat 2, with sick graphics from UE3, PLUS Retina Display if say, you had a ipod4,Iphone4

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  • Dan

    Anyone else a bit gutted that all these promising new games are turning out to be massive flops?

    First Rage announced no port, but a crummy "mini-game" and now this looks like it's set to be let down number two! An expensive game that allows you to walk around a boring but graphically beautiful level (probably the same as epic citadel) then the occasional dull turn-based boss fight.

    Not a happy iOS gamer today.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=599360859 Stephen Middlehurst

      Okay I'm sorry but what are you talking about? The game isn't out yet, no-one's seen any rolling footage let alone a demo or tested it outside of Apple's presentation and you're writing it off based on four screenshots? Seriously?

      Even if you don't like the final game the day it launches is still a fantastic day for iOS. It's proof positive that UE3 will run happily enough on iOS devices and this is, basically, the shopfront for Epic. As they raise the bar other devs will need to keep up and this WILL have a knock-on and positive effect in the long run.

  • http://www.brainlazy.com Phawx

    Well, if it's turn-based it should work out pretty well. Touch based games are pretty limited, genre-wise, because of the available controls. Thankfully most asynchronous work out pretty well.

  • Jadedpower

    Wow I want to see this graphics in my phone! NOW!

  • Cookies

    I know it makes me a bad person, but I'm going to point out that it sounds like a turn based God of War, and yes, I understand GoW was not the first game to include hack 'n' slash gore or killing gods.

    • Nicedude

      Actually, graphically at least, it looks like someone at Epic played Demon's Souls a little too much (and who could fault them, it's a great game.

  • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

    Yuck, turn-based... I dont know...

  • E_Domina

    they aren't putting it on 2G devices. aint freaking fair. can't they tune unreal engine just a little down so it'll work?

  • Jordz

    demons souls...?? is that you??

  • Scott K

    This was one of the coolest things ever, now its the lamest :( not buying

  • Tashawn

    O_O

  • Alexstrand

    I don't know if this is already known but the game has leaked out?! http://ipatoiphone.com/infinity-blade-ipa-download