Initially, I rolled my eyes a bit when I saw a thread in our forums posted for a game called Infinity of God. After the sweeping success of the Infinity Blade series, tacking "infinity" onto your title in any way has just about as much effect on me as if it was "doodle" or "angry." That's to say, the predetermination is that what I'll find will be a low quality knockoff of the highly successful games that have made those words ubiquitous on the App Store.

For better or worse, Infinity of God actually does not resemble Infinity Blade so much, but it definitely does not hide the fact that it's a God of War-inspired game. In fact, it appears that in the developer Calvi Game's native Chinese, the subtitle reads as "Wrath of God of War". And so it goes.

However, no matter your feelings on games that are very blatantly "heavily inspired" by other successful games, the trailer for Infinity of God looks mighty impressive:

A few more tidbits of information can be found at Asian gaming blog Ewtang.com, and while I'm not totally sure how much is lost in translation, it looks like Infinity of God is already in the review stage with Apple and waiting for approval, at which point it will hopefully be released this month for $5.99. We also know that the game is being developed in Unreal Engine 3, the storyline will follow a classic Chinese mythology named Shan Hai Jing, there will be 10 unique upgradeable skills for your player, and two game modes including a Story and a Racing mode. The game will be compatible with 3rd generation hardware and up, and will have additional enhancements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S devices.

I haven't totally figured out if this is some dodgy knockoff that will look great on the surface but contain little substance, or if this will be the type of high end action game we've all been waiting for but just seems dodgy due to language barriers. Either way, I'm at least interested enough to give Infinity of God a spin if and when it launches sometime this month.

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    "Infinity of God" doesn't make any sense.  All their base are, indeed.

  • Chris Aanerud

    "Infinite God: Wrath of War" would be an infinitely better title. But if the game translation is like most Chinese games then the title will be the least of our worries.

    The game looks pretty awesome in the video, though! Hopefully it's a full-fledged game!

  • http://twitter.com/uwndrd uwndrd

    What a crappy title. "God of Infinity" would be much better.

  • Anonymous

    I'm not impressed. If it was a diablo clone, I might be happy, but now as its a beat em up, it should be at least pretty.

  • Martin Gumucio

    With story mode for gameplays choice!

  • Anonymous

    "corpse EXPLOSION and CRUMBLE"

    Doesn't look too bad, especially compared to the hero of sparta games (never finished the 2nd game due to a glitch :( ). Hopefully the translations a bit better than the English in the trailer. It's not the biggest deal in the world though; it is a foreign game.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MSH56N633ACUVD46DAZSBQ3LJU DwayneW

    The name is silly, but it looks nice. What I like the most is that this game seems to be getting the most out of the Unreal 3 Engine, making games look good; Original X-Box good, while meeting realistic expectations for use with that engine on smart phone devices. More games like this please.

  • Hao Wang

    It was said that this game would be released in the middle of December, so might this week?
    Anyway, I'm a big fan of "God of War" series, so this game is really impress me, can't wait to play it.

  • glenn torres

    graphics not soo good,, but gameplay is awesome,, its like god of war and hero of sparta 2

  • Anonymous

    iOS game developers have no shame.

  • Anonymous

    Looks pretty good!  I am definitely impressed. I think all those 'copycat/clone' label are unjustified. Sure it "looks" like "inspired" God of War, but even God of War itself is "inspired by" various titles such as "Golden Axe" , "Diablo", "Prince of Persia" series etc.

  • Brandon Gipson

    This is what Dungeon Hunters 3 should have been like