Right smack in the middle of Macworld this past January, Liv Games released their first iOS title called Legendary Wars [99¢/Lite]. It’s a castle defense game similar to a plethora of other titles available in the App Store, but Legendary Wars made some smart design decisions that set itself apart from the rest. There are 3 different lanes to manage, which adds a layer of depth to the landscape as you send troops towards the enemy castle or deal with oncoming attacks. There are also a staggering number of different game types that afford a ton of variety to the gameplay. A full armory and upgrade system motivates you to keep on playing just one more game as you power up your offensive squad.

We were really surprised at just how much we enjoyed Legendary Wars in our review, and really the biggest negative we had was that the lovely artwork in the game didn’t support Retina Display resolution, and looked pretty fuzzy on those devices. Today Liv Games has rectified this by releasing an update that includes Retina Display graphics and a number of other goodies. Check out these comparison shots below to see just how big a difference the higher resolution art work makes in Legendary Wars (normal resolution on left, Retina resolution on right. Click to enlarge):

In addition to the Retina Display support, this update to Legendary Wars also includes Game Center integration with 50 achievements and 5 leaderboards for Endless modes. There’s also a brand new armory which unlocks upon completion of the Campaign, and several of the Hard and Legendary difficulty missions have been altered to be more balanced. There’s also a host of other bug fixes and the game has been optimized to load faster and run more smoothly across all devices.

This update comes after last month’s update which included a more casual-friendly control option and various other gameplay tweaks and balances. There is also a brand new lite version of Legendary Wars to try out which includes 7 exclusive levels not included in the regular version, and the full game is currently on sale for 99¢. An iPad native version is in the works too, and Liv Games is hoping to roll that out in mid-April barring any complications.

Players have been loving the game in the very active forum thread, and if you own Legendary Wars grab this latest update to check out the new high resolution graphics and Game Center, and if you haven't picked up the title already check out the lite version for a taste of the gameplay.

  • Anonymous

    A MUST BUY. GET IT IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY.

    • Anonymous

      I disagree, it's ok but not a must have. Thankfully there is a lite version now so people can decide for themselves.

      • Anonymous

        Well, I love it :)

  • Orian

    Thanks Guys. We Are going to be submitting the ipod 4 Fix after some testing tomorrow. For now you can start a new game and unlock some endless. see you on the leaderboards :)

    • Anonymous

      As the smart poster below me pointed out, what is the plan for an iPad version?

      Are you thinking of making it universal? If so, I have no qualms to snap it up right now :)

      • Orian

        We wish we could make it universal but because of the amount of animations and several other reasons including file size and ram of the original iPad That would just not work and inflate the file size (were already at 160 megs).

        That being said were gonna do a special for launch :)

  • hellopeeps

    i would so buy it right now for my ipad 2 but alas the ipad version isnt ready........ =(

  • Anonymous

    I had actually hesitated to buy this because of the lack of retinal display graphics, but with that update and a $.99 sale that's hard to argue with, I'll definitely be picking this up!

    • Anonymous

      Yep, I said no thanks with no Game Center, but now I'll buy.

  • the truth

    Meh... I'm still waiting for Legendary Wars 2: Epic Battles Of Conflict

  • guest

    Much respect to this game, since they've gotten this game out before Swords and Soldiers for iPhone got done. If they dont release Swords and Soldiers soon, I'm gonna have to get this game.

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