Battleheart [$2.99], as charming and as entertaining as it is, is sorta a one-and-done game -- you beat it, appreciate it, and then you move on. Creator Mika Mobile, however, is attempting to rope us (and maybe even some new folks) back in with an update that's currently worming its way through Apple approval as I write this post. The coolest and most surprising addition in the update is the introduction of two new classes: the Paladin and the Ranger. Two new classes!

As their names imply, the two will specialize in tanking and healing and hardcore damage at range, respectively. In a post on our forums, Mika Mobile expanded on this, adding that the goal was to make the Paladin a special kind of tank, as she sacrifices offensive entirely in service of healing the party and herself. The Ranger, in addition to being able to handle mobs, will also be able to direct enemies into the tank.

Tweaks are coming in this update, too, of course. The Barbarian has been re-tuned to be as powerful as the other specialized classes; if you complete a level with fewer characters, the remaining members will get a larger share of experience points; the spell Mortal Wounds has been replaced with “a cool … skill” called Bloodthirsty; and enemy healers will, thankfully, have finite mana going forward.

There’s more to see on the tweak front by taking a gander at the post.

Battleheart is easily one of the most enjoyable RPG-like battle games available on iOS, so definitely give our review a read if you somehow missed it. Man, I can’t wait to drop my other, less-new ranged dudes for a Ranger.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danilavolkov Danny Volkov

    new levels? :(

    • squares

      that would be awesome, that game is great but it needs more levels

    • http://twitter.com/fah20 fah20

      ok how about making a new game? version 2 with whole new monsters.. i will do that as well.. this will hold me off until then. 

  • Tower Defender

    I can't wait for the update, but I heard Mikamobile was going to move on after this update :(.

  • Mackinstyle

    This is really funny because I bought the game just a few hours ago (am really enjoying it) and thought, "really?! no archer/ranger class?"  Glad to see I can just put the game on the shelf for a few more days and get that class and what sounds like a few welcome changes.

  • jigs

    i cant stop playing this game....even though ive long since beat it...i take it out to grind out a few more levels every time i have a chance...for no reason other than just trying to see how fast i can take down the end boss. i was just getting to the point of moving on too...and now they go and do something like add new characters....argh

  • http://about.me/davidlnguyen David Nguyen

    I'm surprised that there aren't any clones of this game (if it wasn't already borrowed fro another title) out there already, at least to my knowledge. To me, this ranks up there with the other pioneers like iDracula, Flight control and Papi Jump :)

  • Kedo

    Call me no life, I spent 40 hours playing this game :) Looking forward to see paladin and ranger.

  • http://twitter.com/selftitledbklyn Anthony DiPaula

    Needs new levels. Badly.

  • chengkun he