The eternal question of what do you get when you combine inspiration from both Pan's Labyrinth and Infinity Blade with a team of iOS-centric Unreal Engine experts is getting dangerously close to being answered. Phosphor Game Studios' The Dark Meadow is an action-adventure monster slaying game set in a supremely creepy abandoned hospital.

The Dark Meadow is coming next month, and is boasting some incredibly compelling features such as gesture-based combat, "console-level" story and production, and a six-ish hour campaign that will need to be replayed multiple times if you want to see all the game has to offer.

Check out the full launch trailer:

For more information on the game, you can take a look at the initial teaser trailer, as well as additional details from the developers. We're ridiculously excited for this game, and for good reason too. There needs to be more projects like this on the App Store, as sometimes it feels like a waste to be playing simple 2D physics games on iOS devices when they're totally capable of this.

  • Lafrance Patrick

    Wow !!!  Nintendo and Sony should be very careful about keeping their shares in the portable market with games like this on IOS.  Simply amazing, so happy not tp have switched to Android for my phone

  • backtothis

    Nice trailer. The girl looks creepy as hell, but this looks like it'll be pretty awesome. About time the Unreal Engine games start rolling in.

    • Adams Immersive

      The cow troubles me greatly. Can’t wait!

    • Adams Immersive

      The cow troubles me greatly. Can’t wait!

  • Skye629

    If its not one rails its an instabuy but if it is I think I will pass.....

    • http://twitter.com/Sanuku Sanuku

      And even if it will be on Rails, i hope that this new Studio will sell more Units then any of those soulless Gameloft Games had went over the iTunes Store because i prefer a Game that deliver something Top Notch then the 100x Copy of an Battlefield/Modern Warfare Clone as Gameloft is currently doing while i believe that this is as wrong as it can get.

    • http://twitter.com/Sanuku Sanuku

      And even if it will be on Rails, i hope that this new Studio will sell more Units then any of those soulless Gameloft Games had went over the iTunes Store because i prefer a Game that deliver something Top Notch then the 100x Copy of an Battlefield/Modern Warfare Clone as Gameloft is currently doing while i believe that this is as wrong as it can get.

    • http://twitter.com/Sanuku Sanuku

      And even if it will be on Rails, i hope that this new Studio will sell more Units then any of those soulless Gameloft Games had went over the iTunes Store because i prefer a Game that deliver something Top Notch then the 100x Copy of an Battlefield/Modern Warfare Clone as Gameloft is currently doing while i believe that this is as wrong as it can get.

      • Skye629

        Have to admit though Gameloft got the controls for iOS FPS games nailed, it works so well, otherwise everything is rather lackluster except for the graphics which are at best decent

      • JohnnyJ301

         A lot of people, like myself, really enjoy Gameloft FPS games such as Mc2 and now with the upcoming Mc3 ( which looks even better) The last thing I would call them is souless, lol. If it wasn't for Gameloft there would be no cool FPS games on the iOS market. Sure beats the crap out of Spy Mouse or some little . 99 cent game. 

    • http://twitter.com/Sanuku Sanuku

      And even if it will be on Rails, i hope that this new Studio will sell more Units then any of those soulless Gameloft Games had went over the iTunes Store because i prefer a Game that deliver something Top Notch then the 100x Copy of an Battlefield/Modern Warfare Clone as Gameloft is currently doing while i believe that this is as wrong as it can get.

    • Ihopeyouhateme

      I'd be willing to bet my balls that this is on rails.

      • kendahl johnson

        That's risky.  You're probably right but your balls?  Man I wouldn't bet my balls on anything...

  • http://twitter.com/VULTR3 Mike

    ooooooooohhh creepy

  • http://twitter.com/Schvitzing Misty Jugs

    Looks interesting. I don't know if it was because of the trailer, but the character movements seemed a little slow. I think I'll wait until they show actual game play before I decide if I want to buy it.

    • Matt F

      I was thinking the same, character animation doesnt look that great, but the rest definitely is, and i will keep an eye for this one

  • Jerrythevampire

    With games like Shadowgun, Infinity Blade, and The Dark Meadow, who needs a Sony Vita?

    • bob dole

      People who play more than just casual games? Vita will actually appeal to certain niche markets. Find me a Music/Rhythm game for the iOS that is even close to the quality of the DJMax series. How about a hack-and-slash adventure game like God of War? Monster Hunter?

      • kendahl johnson

        I admit I never touch my PSP since I got an ipod and ipad, but I still covet the Vita.  If it wasn't so pricey and if games weren't so pricey, I'd be there.  Can never have enough gaming options...

    • Anonymous

      once there is a good and official support for attachable 3rd party d-pads i'm sure the vita is useless in comparison, but there is actually still no major support for d-pads from the game devs, and that's also sadly the crux of the matter here.

      • SkullScience

        What, you mean apart from the 99% awful amateurish games that drown the market, the scamming that go's on in the marketplace and the fact that the Vita is the far superior gaming machine and will get many many huge licenced games that dedicated gamers will get a huge amount of enjoyment and satisfaction from.  Much higher development costs will produce far more in depth and graphically immersive and superior games.  The PSP and DS garnered a following over years yet Apple replace their machines every 6 months.  That is why the PSP had a relatively successful end to its lifespan with many new fans and quality games 6 years after release.  This could never apply to an iPhone.  The 3DS has already made an alteration to its controls which shows that Apple have been slow in listening to customers (what's new!!) but yeah, it is all due to the 3rd party d-pads! LOL!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        sorry but i own a psp 1k myself and there are more than enough crap games for this platform , of course there are also good ones like the games from ready at dawn studios or tales of eternia and such other gems, but the same situation goes for the ios platform so what the heck are you talking about?

      • SkullScience

        What, you mean apart from the 99% awful amateurish games that drown the market, the scamming that go's on in the marketplace and the fact that the Vita is the far superior gaming machine and will get many many huge licenced games that dedicated gamers will get a huge amount of enjoyment and satisfaction from.  Much higher development costs will produce far more in depth and graphically immersive and superior games.  The PSP and DS garnered a following over years yet Apple replace their machines every 6 months.  That is why the PSP had a relatively successful end to its lifespan with many new fans and quality games 6 years after release.  This could never apply to an iPhone.  The 3DS has already made an alteration to its controls which shows that Apple have been slow in listening to customers (what's new!!) but yeah, it is all due to the 3rd party d-pads! LOL!!!!!

    • SkullScience

      Erm!  Anyone who wants substance to handheld games.  I own an iPhone 4 and a Sony Xperia Play (as well as nearly every console on the market and many retro machines).  The iPhone and Xperia/Android are great diversions but will never compete with the consoles which cater to a more dedicated gaming market.  Infinity blade got dull after the first run through.  This game, if on rails, will not be as good as the Dementium games on the DS.  I would never swap my PSP for an iPod, games such as 3rd Birthday, Godeater Burst, YS and Persona series.  The Vita will be a huge success, possibly even more so than the PSP.

  • Tyler

    You said it Jerry, why would anyone pay $50 for games on the Vita when you can get games that look like The Dark Meadow for under $10 on the iPhone.

    • Sumatori-kun

      Longevity.

    • http://twitter.com/Sanuku Sanuku

      Offtopic:

      Because i would pay $50-100 if those Games would deliever more Content then the current One. Let`s be honest - Do you really expect the same Content from a Developer of an $1 Game as from an $50 Game? I don`t do that but some of you Guys are crying us weekly a river why there are Games on the iTunes Store that are being sold for $10 or even above that Range while you should be happy that we are being so spoiled currently with the Prices.
      Look in no Way i am kissing Robert Kotick...can i write Ass....well you know what i mean but he is right about some things and i believe that the current Prices currently on the Appstore are in no Way reflecting the Value of those Games and i can understand when a few Developers are having a hard Time when they can`t pay their Bills even they are selling literally dozen of Games on the iTunes Store.

      Ontopic:

      The Dark Meadow is/was/will be an Instant-Buy. Doesn`t matter what Price it will be sold so the only Thing i can say at this Time:

      "Shut up and take my Money"

      ...because i am ready as ready as you can get for this Game!

      • UmbraVir

        What about Prince of Persia: Warrior Within? I've put nearly 10 hours into it and I'm a little past half.(1 dollar game- got it on sale)

        What about Modern Combat Black Pegasus? I put at least 24 hours of play into multiplayer. I got it for a dollar.

        What about Street Fighter IV Volt? I put nearly 20 hours in multiplayer and singleplayer. Also a dollar.

        Now I'm not saying that people shouldn't pay ten dollars or anything for an iOS game, but to say that a game's price is correlated with its content is completely asinine. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

        PoP: WW? 10h for it? Its just a garbage... Worthless and boring, it's like Sims on iPhone, they dont even worth to download for free....
        MC:BP dunno, maybe multiplayer is a bit fun....

        Street Figther: awesome game, fully worth the full price of it!

        All the games u say is above 5 dollars, so what are we talking about?
        None of EA's and Gameloft's game worth more than 1dollar, because they mountly discounted... And they also lpw quality, thats why they worthless

    • http://twitter.com/Sanuku Sanuku

      Offtopic:

      Because i would pay $50-100 if those Games would deliever more Content then the current One. Let`s be honest - Do you really expect the same Content from a Developer of an $1 Game as from an $50 Game? I don`t do that but some of you Guys are crying us weekly a river why there are Games on the iTunes Store that are being sold for $10 or even above that Range while you should be happy that we are being so spoiled currently with the Prices.
      Look in no Way i am kissing Robert Kotick...can i write Ass....well you know what i mean but he is right about some things and i believe that the current Prices currently on the Appstore are in no Way reflecting the Value of those Games and i can understand when a few Developers are having a hard Time when they can`t pay their Bills even they are selling literally dozen of Games on the iTunes Store.

      Ontopic:

      The Dark Meadow is/was/will be an Instant-Buy. Doesn`t matter what Price it will be sold so the only Thing i can say at this Time:

      "Shut up and take my Money"

      ...because i am ready as ready as you can get for this Game!

    • http://twitter.com/Sanuku Sanuku

      Offtopic:

      Because i would pay $50-100 if those Games would deliever more Content then the current One. Let`s be honest - Do you really expect the same Content from a Developer of an $1 Game as from an $50 Game? I don`t do that but some of you Guys are crying us weekly a river why there are Games on the iTunes Store that are being sold for $10 or even above that Range while you should be happy that we are being so spoiled currently with the Prices.
      Look in no Way i am kissing Robert Kotick...can i write Ass....well you know what i mean but he is right about some things and i believe that the current Prices currently on the Appstore are in no Way reflecting the Value of those Games and i can understand when a few Developers are having a hard Time when they can`t pay their Bills even they are selling literally dozen of Games on the iTunes Store.

      Ontopic:

      The Dark Meadow is/was/will be an Instant-Buy. Doesn`t matter what Price it will be sold so the only Thing i can say at this Time:

      "Shut up and take my Money"

      ...because i am ready as ready as you can get for this Game!

    • http://www.facebook.com/CBrandonButler Brandon Butler

      I would because the games are far superior to that on a cell phone. For instance take monster hunter. Compare the iPhone version to the PSP version... much rather have the psp version ;)

      • JohnnyJ301

        have you played Dead Space, Modern combat 2, and now there is a heap of great games coming out such as Shadowgun, Warmgun, Desert Zombie last stand, Modern combat 3. there is no way PSP is superior to these games on the ipad, iphone or ipod.

      • Mike

        why is it everyone games on the iPhone and not the iPad? And all iPad games are just called cell phone games? Cant they make some iPad exclusives or apple make an iPad dedicated store or something to shut these ppl up?

      • Skye629

        Most ppl simply find due to the smaller device size its easier on ones hands to play, take gamelofts FPS on an iphone vs ipad, easier to play the ipad one when its set down on something,iphone or ipod u can easily hold anywhere not hand cramps

      • Decoy Octopus

        Your an idiot

      • JohnnyJ301

        You are actually a f... and a troll. Get a life man, Go outside, look at a girl, and stop trolling and insulting people on mobile gaming websites, lol

      • theRPGNOOB

        Not to mention iphone RPGs are better then the PSP. Alaron,Zenonia,Final Fantasy 1,2,3,and tactics, secret of mana,chaos rings, mission eroupa. Then final fantasy legends,and Chrono Trigger. 

      • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

        Not a chance. PSP has some pretty great RPGs and SRPGs - Disgaea 1 & 2, Jeanne'D'Arc, Final Fantasy Dissidia 1 & 2, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy Crisis Core, plus loads more, including the upcoming Final Fantasy 13 spin-off.

        And PSP has gems like Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker.

        Not that it matters now as Vita is Sony's focus, and there are already loads of RPGs announced.

      • Amrulez

        I love the iPhone and love gaming on it but without buttons it is still hard to compare these games against top end PSP/DS games. iOS has come a long way in a short time period but if I had to choose only 1 handheld it would end up being the Vita or 3DS (because of all the past DS games and future 3DS games). I would not take a touch screen based handheld device over either of them if I could only choose 1 for the rest of my life.

      • theRPGNOOB

        Sorry what I mean't to show is that the Iphone has games that can compete with the PSP. The reason I say this is because everyone seems to think the Iphone only has angry birds when thats not true. Im sorry for the misunderstanding. But I agree Peace Walker kicks ass!

    • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

      You should watch the trailer for Uncharted on Vita. It's leagues ahead of anything on the iPhone, plus it'll be a highly polished, full length game with proper physical controls. If you want a full on console experience, Vita will be unbeatable for a good while.

      Plus Vita is getting a port of Disgaea 3, which is one of the best SRPGs ever made.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, the Vita and it's 10 minutes of battery life will do great. It'll be DOA.

      • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

        It may be DOA outside Japan, but to say the battery life is '10 minutes' is absurd and foolish.

      • Anonymous

        It's called sarcasm. It'll get at least 18 minutes, easy.

    • Decoy Octopus

      because gameplay touch screen controls dont provide accuracy needed for this type of game.

  • Ken Griffey III

    Looks kinda like Oblivion meets Silent Hill. Anything drawing comparisons to Infinity Blade definitely has my interest.

  • Ken Griffey III

    Looks kinda like Oblivion meets Silent Hill. Anything drawing comparisons to Infinity Blade definitely has my interest.

  • Ken Griffey III

    Looks kinda like Oblivion meets Silent Hill. Anything drawing comparisons to Infinity Blade definitely has my interest.

  • theRPGNOOB

    I thought this game had been forgotten but it will finally release!

  • UmbraVir

    See, when this game was first announced, I was hoping for an Amnesia-horror type game which involves stealth and no weapons. I know the iOS is still in it's infant stages in terms of utilizing the Unreal Engine, but stealth games are hardly seen on the appstore.

    But than again, I might be asking for too much.

  • Anonymous

    Technically and gameplay wise this looks really good. I think the lighting is good but it doesn't quite match with the scene and theme. Maybe i'll change my mind once i actually get into the action though

  • Anonymous

    Technically and gameplay wise this looks really good. I think the lighting is good but it doesn't quite match with the scene and theme. Maybe i'll change my mind once i actually get into the action though

  • RoderickThe13

    Great news!!! This game looks like dream:scape but more creepy.

  • BrainMasta

    This is in response to the dude above who said why pay 1-10$ for a game that has less content then a 50-100$ game.  Well for just one small reason which isn't very small, when was the last time you ever saw a ds or psp game get updated!  THEY NEVER UPDATE!  Every week sometimes if it is a good company we will see new levels, new content, and some updates just surpass it all by making it an entirely new game for FREE, you can't beat that kind of service that the app store allows.  There is no way a psp or ds can ever match the capabilities of endless constantly updated improved and ground breaking titles that the app store continually puts out.  It won't be long before both sony and Nintendo wake up and join us =p, till then ill enjoy games almost as great as the classics that Nintendo has given us, at least Sega is on board and Capcom, others are joining =).  Oh and on a side note, the consoles in general are horrible at updating, even games that claim to be ever changing rarely see an update but every couple months, not weeks or months like the app store, so yea wake up and actually play some of the great "neo classics" and then you will see how apple is surpassing all others!  There isn't a type or genre that we can't match or surpass!

    • Coduscus

      Those games generally come packed with content on the first place though, that's why they don't see updates as often.
      These debates are so annoying, comparing iPad to vita and xbox 360. Some people want different things for their gaming experience, I personally prefer a controller to touch screen but I enjoy both. There's certain games I'd simply rather play on my iPod rather than my 360, like street fighter. It's all about opinion.

      That's my little speel after reading people fighting about this in the comments on these. And once again, it's just my opinion ;)

      • Coduscus

        And on a sidenote, I would personally love to see an iPad game surpass the new elder scrolls coming out :)

      • Skinsome

        I reckon we'll not get those types of games for a good 5 years yet- if at all. Do we really want Skyrim on our phones? ...Saying that I'd play it on Vita for sure. As great as your phone is it's not a console experience, and I'm not knocking the iphone but there is a difference. On the other hand... If Apple brought us an iphone which can projecting 720p games onto a flat surface and brought out a credit card sized fold out stock Apple wireless controller with pop out dual analogue sticks I might need to rethink my projection :)

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    • theRPGNOOB

      Can someone ban this asshole!!!!!!!????????

  • JohnnyJ301

    The sony vita looks amazing. Who wouldn't that device? but you know the iphone is great also, with the games rapidly improving on the iphone. It is a cheap alternative to console. When premium games cost at most 10 per game on iOS, that's a great bargain.

  • JohnnyJ301

    * Who wouldn't want that device

  • Klouud

    Its this, Shadow Gun, and Zenonia 4 that are on my top 3 list of games to play on my iPhone 5.

  • Keyeszx

    I was amazed then disappointed. Disappointed because it said 6 hour campaign with forced re-playability to get the full story. I know saying it's console quality isn't saying much since so many have short stories but please people if you want a good story give us some good long depth. I go back to playing games like Resident Evil 2 that took me weeks even months to find all the content it had to offer the first playthrough. All games are too upfront now.

  • Anonymous

    Am i the only one sees this as infinity edge in a madhouse?

  • Anonymous

    Dat ghost...

  • Decoy Octopus

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm a fag...and a troll.

  • Ryan Skinner

    Awsome trailer. Im so gona get this game! i love playing scary ones

  • http://twitter.com/rustym Rusty Moyher

    Reminds me of the first BioShock in all the best ways.

  • http://twitter.com/ethandude01 Ethan

    Has anybody noticed it's a clone of Infinity Blade?!? Look at the dodge buttons and in the gameplay you can see the player blocking the hit from the enemy. I'm not buying this game just because it looks different.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.beddoes Sam Beddoes

    Well, Handheld consoles were fun for a while, but it's over now! Away with you, Nintendo and Sony, go extort people for something else!